Growth

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    Growth

    Winter | Nature’s Invitation to Slow Down

    A Season of Retreat & Restoration In nature, winter is a time for retreat and hibernation. Under the cover of cold and darkness, plants and animals conserve their energies, rest, and regenerate. Only humans seem to resist winter’s call to slow down and replenish.  This cold season arrives inevitably year after year. During this frigid period, certain birds will retreat to warmer climates, bears will instinctually turn to hibernation, and deciduous trees lose their leaves, revealing their bare, skeletal beauty.  Throughout the natural world, we can observe that winter is a time for rest and refuge. And yet, our fast-paced society refuses to engage in this instinctual season. Rather, from a young…