Seasons

“Hello Darkness, My Old Friend!”

“Hello Darkness, My Old Friend!”

I was a light chaser most of my life.  I continually searched for peace, for love, and for happiness. I would try to achieve a Zen-like composure so that nothing disrupted my calm state of being.  From early childhood, I learned to shut-down my feelings as a state of survival. I built a shell or wall around myself in hopes of not reacting or having emotions that would set off a roller co ...[Read More]

Winter Solstice in the North Georgia Mountains

Winter Solstice in the North Georgia Mountains

The winter solstice is almost upon us. The winter solstice is the celebration of the shortest day and the longest night of the year.  Due to less light and warmth and more darkness and cold, winter becomes a time of less activity and more self-reflection – a hibernation or a retreat inward.  Winter is associated with yin energy – dark, receptive, feminine.  This opposes the yang energy of the spri ...[Read More]