Katherine May's new book Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times, could not have come at a better time! Rather than succumb to the cultural norm of gritting our teeth and powering through hard times, May recommends that we take our cue from the natural world in winter. How radical to slow down, rest, retreat to our safe, cozy spaces and treat ourselves with tenderness and kindness. May's wise point throughout is that sadness, grief and hardship are not a sign of failure but an essential part of the human experience.
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“When we all started our own ‘winters’ in March, some of us were more prepared than others. May writes delicately of the struggles of life and the ways we may be able to prepare ourselves for such times, something I feel we all need to learn in order to survive the emotional winter that is a worldwide pandemic. Grab a cup of tea, find a cozy blanket, and burrow into this book of thoughtfulness and comfort.”
— Emma Warren, Oblong Books & Music, Millerton, NY