Seasonal Connectivity: An Alternative Perspective on Seasonal Depression

During fall and winter, part of the earth’s energy draws down into the roots and soil for preservation until spring.  This happens at different times of year depending on the hemisphere you live in.   With cooler temperatures and less daylight in fall and winter, even those of us that love this time of year can experience changes in mood, energy, sleep, and hunger patterns. 

Like the earth, our bodies and minds gravitate toward restoration in fall and winter, yet society continues at a bustling pace.  It's no wonder that during these seasons we experience more contrast between the shift in our internal energy, mood, and the continued societal demand to maintain a dizzying pace. 

For some people, this contrast becomes deeply seeded during fall and winter, resulting in seasonal depression that clears in the spring.  Seasonal depression can be more common in people living in locations farther from the equator, because less natural light can impact the way our body manages our mood, digestive health, and sleep cycles. 

These changes can leave us wondering how to bring more contentment and joy to this time of year, rather than spending our time counting the days until spring arrives.  Although we can't stop fall or winter from coming, there are ways you can ease the season's transition. 

Click here to check out my 10 tips to help you create space to embrace rest and restoration during the winter months.

Also, click here to get one of the delicious, close-to-scratch soup recipes we've been loving this fall at my house!