Opening to First Light

Opening to First Light

    Are you noticing a shift? — subtle but unmistakeable?   It happens every year around six weeks after winter solstice. Yes! The returning light (despite kickbacks of chill) begins to bring warmth with it. It can feel like a long wait for this relief....

When light turns to warmth

  At winter solstice the light began to return. And yet we plunged, as always, into the coldest part of winter. And we must wait for relief. If you are in the heat of the northern hemisphere summer, maybe you too are waiting for relief, only in this case it will...
Do  trees sleep?

Do trees sleep?

  What do trees and grizzly bears have in common? According to forester Peter Wohlleben, who wrote The Hidden Life of Trees, bears prepare for hibernation by eating and eating to grow fat and sustain themselves for months of sleep with no food. And would you...