Like many of us, I’ve gotten low on energy this winter and haven’t done much writing. Of course, in disorienting times like these, it is entirely natural to feel that we need more time to center and nurture ourselves. We shouldn’t feel guilty or call ourselves lazy if we don’t feel like doing much else right now, but should instead follow our instincts and seek out the quiet, restorative power of nature.

Photo of a winter sunset with gold clouds reflecting from ice.

(Image credit: Jonathan Cook-Fisher)

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. It’s time to go inwards. A time for reflection and resetting. It’s not an easy time for many of us, but we need to look forward and see that spring is around the corner.

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