Guides for living closer to the natural world.
Why live with the seasons?
We used to live so close to nature, we understood it, worked with it and our lives revolved around its cycles. We ate food in season – there was no garlic from China or asparagus from Argentina, or tomatoes in winter (unless we preserved them). We used food as medicine, and knew how to work with nature for healing our emotions, clearing our minds and satisfying our spirits.
Today, we may have adapted well physically to urban environments, but that doesn’t mean our holistic needs are being met. With supermarkets full of affordable produce from overseas, no immediate need to turn to nature for healing or sustenance, and lives that see us spending more and more time indoors, we have turned into creatures of convenience and have lost touch with our seasons and our environment.
The seasonal living guides you find here are a guide for connecting to the unique energies of each season.
Summer is the time for light, love, fun and extroversion.
Autumn is for giving thanks, bountiful harvests, for letting go and slowing down.
Winter is for going within and embracing darkness, for rest, nurturing and introspection.
Spring is for growth, movement, rebirth and fertility.
Meander with me through the seasons as I go about loving and learning about this incredible natural world of ours.