Our December N&G Book Club Pick was Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May, which was such a perfect selection during these dark, cold, uncertain times.
I really loved this book, as it gave me permission to go dark in the winter. It’s been interesting during the pandemic to hear people talking about how we should all be accomplishing more right now—but that is just not feasible for many of us. Katherine talks about honoring the fact that you need to put on your oxygen mask first. Sometimes we all need to hibernate and focus solely on taking care of ourselves during tough times, whether that’s because of a pandemic, an illness, the loss of a family member, or a bout with depression.
Katherine was so candid and honest about who she is during our chat, which was inspiring. I hope you’ll watch our full conversation in the video below. And then pick up a copy of Wintering if you haven’t had the opportunity to read it yet.