It is now full-blown Winter!
I love the Fall, when the weather first starts to change, the smells and the feeling in the air…and then, when Winter starts to really settle in…so cozy!
It’s weird at first how it gets dark so early, and sometimes this may cause us to feel depressed, worry, give into our fears, or just feel a bit out of sorts. All of this is totally natural in the Winter.
The key is to keep warm, nourish your soul and feed your spirit with all of the love that you have in your life. Relax and practice patience, and remember that after this beautiful, darker time of the year, Spring is just around the corner! But for right now, be present and enjoy the time that Winter allows for us to go deep inside, heal and take care of ourselves.
Nature naturally provides us with warming foods for the wintertime, foods such as root vegetables. These winter foods help balance out the season, store energy, and strengthen yourself. The way you cook during this season can also help seal in warm energy, comfort, and healing. Cooking long and slow meals, like hearty soups, or using a pressure cooker are perfect for this time of year. You might also find yourself going heavier than usual on oil, baking, or deep-frying. — don’t freak out, this is ok! Your body is trying to keep you warm, so in moderation, these actions are totally appropriate.