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Wintering: How to Survive When Life Is Frozen | Katherine May
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This is wintering. It is the courage to stare down the worst parts of our experience and commit to healing them the best we can. Wintering, the dormant periods in our lives, the dark moments we endure - which can be brought about through myriad of ways; from the death of a loved one to a sudden change in circumstances or mental health issues - can be lonely, damaging and catch us off guard. Katherine May recounts her own year-long journey through winter, and how she found strength and inspiration when life felt frozen. Part memoir, part exploration of a human condition, Wintering explores the healing nature of the great outdoors to help us overcome and embrace our own wintering experiences, and how, much like nature, we can learn to appreciate these low periods, and what they have to teach us, before the ushering in of a new season.
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Messiejessie
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The right book for me at the right time.
Quiet and comforting. This book embraces being gentle with yourself, looking inward and giving yourself what you need when you‘re hurting.

IuliaC Great review! I enjoyed it very much, probably I've read it at the right time too 2d
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CaitlinByTheBook
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My current audiobook. I‘ve been reading/ listening in a slow and steady pace. Really enjoying!

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BarbaraJean
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I finished this in March, just before an intense and difficult time of my own. Although I didn‘t recognize how much I needed its quiet beauty and wisdom at the time, it kept resonating for me over the next few difficult months. It turned out to be a timely blessing and a comfort—as did May‘s lovely conversation with Krista Tippett for On Being: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/on-being-with-krista-tippett/id150892556?i...

BarbaraJean This was my January #BookSpin as well as another great #NewYearWhoDis pick from @Blaire —thank you! (edited) 2mo
Sparklemn I've made this comment before, but I think about this book so often. I'm starting to buy it for friends, although I think the audio version was the right way for me to read it. 2mo
SkeletonKey I had to immediately stop this one when it sounded like it might be a book about cancer (I think?)… can you tell me if they discussed it a lot or just hard times in general? I‘d like to read it but not particularly keen on making myself feel worse 😅 2mo
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mcctrish I have this beside my bed and I‘ve been meaning to start forever and have been debating about either starting on summer solstice or saving for winter 2mo
BarbaraJean @SkeletonKey It‘s much more about hard times in general. She discusses her own journey, some of which has to do with health—but it‘s definitely not about cancer & even her health isn‘t discussed a lot. It‘s more about the experience of winter, as a season of life, and how we can learn from literal cold/winter to carry us through difficult times. You might check out the podcast I linked to get a sense of the book—it reflects the content well. 2mo
BarbaraJean @mcctrish I think it would work well either way! We don‘t get much winter where I live (Southern California), so although I kind of wanted to read it “in season,” I was never really going to have a parallel season in a literal sense, only in the “difficult times” sense! 2mo
mcctrish Well we have those difficult times here in Ontario so I guess sooner than later might work 2mo
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Chrissyreadit
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I think I started this at the beginning of the Pandemic. This morning I urgently needed to read the last section and finish it. Maybe I needed a year, or two of Wintering. I appreciate the concepts and flow of language. I‘m tired though, and it could be I do not rest enough (or that along with life I have Flu A). I know Spring is here, and I‘m so grateful that seasons cycle in both earth and life. BTW I am so grateful for all of you in litsy. ❤️

Readergrrl Beautifully said and well needed. 3mo
GingerAntics Love this book so much. I‘m glad you enjoyed it. It‘s definitely a good pandemic Book. I‘m sorry you have the flu. I hope you feel better soon. 3mo
sprainedbrain Hope you feel better soon! ❤️ 3mo
Avanders 🤗💙🤍💙🤗 3mo
mabell I hope you are feeling better! 3mo
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monalyisha
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I am SO excited for this! What a title! And I *loved* Wintering. 😍🤩

monalyisha Just have to wait who knows how long, given that this is the UK announcement for an indeterminate time in 2023. 😅 https://www.faber.co.uk/journal/faber-acquires-bestselling-author-katherine-may/ 4mo
Sparklemn I loved Wintering, too. Thanks for sharing! 4mo
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BkClubCare
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#DoubleSpin March2022
This is best for readers not quite ready for their own Wintering experience or those interested in what such introspection overlay might mean. I thought I was going to be the perfect reader for this but, alas, no. I am as befuddled by the mismatch — NOT for me, or maybe not this year, this timing in soon-spring, or my current mood, in these world events. I skimmed the whole thing. I do ❤️ the cover.
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 5mo
BkClubCare @TheAromaofBooks - and yet! I feel like “Bingo” is unattainable- all cols&rows still have 2 unread books! Too funny. Last month, I almost achieved total card bingo. LOL 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Those bingos can be amazingly elusive!! 😂 5mo
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BkClubCare
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I am SO annoyed (and then I feel bad at my privilege and comfort) that I can request books to read but timing makes no sense! I want to be annoyed with how Libby works because I do not understand why it says TWO WEEKS (probably the default) when it had said I would get the tagged book on March 9.

Where *IS* it?! Why is it late? 🤔😕😩🥺

JamieArc I know that my Libby account is for a collective of libraries. If the book I am on hold for belongs to my particular library, I get to bypass the people who aren‘t members of my library, so sometimes what started out as a 6 month hold, I get in just weeks. This would push the date back for other people. Maybe this is what is happening 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5mo
JamieArc Or, someone hasn‘t finished it yet, so they put their device on airplane mode so it can‘t be returned. I know a lot of people do that. That sounds like a better reason. 5mo
BkClubCare @JamieArc - Interesting. But as a cloud-based system, I am curious howandwhy this would be the case. 🤔🤔🤔 As the grinch might say, “this makes my puzzler sore.” Ty for your comment. 5mo
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BkClubCare @JamieArc - yes, planning is ridiculous when these “timings” don‘t make any sense!! 5mo
xicanti I think probably a few of the people ahead of you get their, “Hey! This is ready for you to borrow!” notifications and delay actually borrowing the thing for as long as they possibly can. (My library gives you three days, but I dunno if that‘s standard.) That‘d slow the process down if Libby‘s algorithms predict that everyone‘s bound to borrow the books ASAP but few people in your library system actually do. 5mo
BkClubCare @xicanti - every book reader I have met IRL and virtual are just lovely people; why is it that I tend to think of library patrons who are competing for MY book to be such arseholes?! 🤣 Read the book fast and get that dang thing returned! 5mo
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HettyG
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Many cozy cups of tea were consumed along with this lovely audiobook, highly recommend! Katherine May also has a podcast where she talks to guests on the themes of wintering, I enjoy it a lot as well, we can all do with a reminder of the gifts that come when we slow down, when we retreat, when we allow in our wintering.

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HettyG
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Delightful things in this book so far:

1: author‘s descriptions of things she is pickling (some of which sound so distasteful to my American ears 😂😂😂)

2: Author‘s Finnish friend scoffing at men “who wear shorts through December as if they are trying to impress someone” and how she would “like to see them pull that shit in Finland” and “all they‘re proving is that it doesn‘t get very cold in England” I‘m still laughing 😂

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HettyG
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Beginning this book tucked in tight on my chaise on this cold day towards the end of Winter, when even the most stalwart optimist finds dark corners of doubt in their hearts that it will end. 💜

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AllDebooks
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A captivating memoir, exploring the ebb and flow of life in a cyclical, seasonal and responsive way, rather than linear. Extols the virtues of healing oneself, slowing down and taking stock, utilising the restorative, regenerative power of nature and the freedom that acceptings life changes brings. May is an enigmatic, thoughtful writer and her exploration of periods of her life, recognising the cycles had me entranced.

AllDebooks Cont. I adored this book. I will reread frequently as a reminder to myself of the importance of enjoying life in the lows, as well as the highs.
It's the small things of awe and wonder that feed the soul and nurture happiness. My go to is family, nature and reading. What's yours?
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BarbaraJean
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My January #BookSpin book just arrived at the library today! 😂🎉 This is also a #NewYearWhoDis pick from @Blaire , and it feels like a timely read for me right now—looking forward to it.

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KatieDid927
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I‘ve had a run of unpopular opinions lately, and I‘m about to add another one to the pile. I didn‘t connect to this book at all. I love the premise, and there were some moments in the book that I enjoyed, but overall it lacked the cohesiveness and depth I was hoping for. I didn‘t relate to the author at all. It just wasn‘t for me.

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Suet624
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Katherine May is my daughter‘s name so I had to check this one out. And it‘s winter, so there‘s that. I was impressed by how May intertwined the use of the term wintering with depression or a shock to the system, and the forces of nature, both of which can bring one to their knees. She finds an appreciation for the winter, as do I, and also recognizes preparing for a downward spiral of the mind/heart no matter what time of year.

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ICantImReading
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5 ⭐️! This sparkles with the magic, wisdom, and transformation of winter seasons in nature and the human experience. May‘s writing is gorgeously poetic and evocative. I loved her musings on how animals and cultures endure winter, the cyclical meandering of life, the liminal space of sleep, respecting the honesty and function of sadness, and the joy and hope of singing. May we all be kind to each other and ourselves during the grasshopper years.🎧

IuliaC Great review! I loved this one too! 7mo
ICantImReading @IuliaC thank you so much! 🤍❄️ 7mo
Kimzey 5 stars from me too! 6mo
Suet624 Wonderful review 6mo
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ncsufoxes
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I finished this the other day but this week has been extra busy. As I am finishing grad school & preparing to work again I am working to find a balance between home/kids, work, & everything else. I really appreciated the author‘s perspective & getting through difficult times. I enjoyed the information about how other countries, cultures, & animals try to prepare for restful periods. We live in a culture of go, go, go and the pandemic slowed us

ncsufoxes some but I definitely feel the business of life again. This is my first #booked2022 reading challenge book (weather term in title) & another #bookspin book 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
Cinfhen Beautiful review!! Good luck as you return to school 💚and welcome to #Booked2022 😁well played💕💕 7mo
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IuliaC I really enjoyed this one! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I sent you a little something! I hope it makes it there safely! 7mo
ncsufoxes @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you! I‘ll keep an eye out for it 😊❤️ 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this cover 🧡 7mo
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brittanybooks
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This #firstreadof2022 couldn‘t have been more timely for this “season” in my life and for the literal timing of winter in New England.

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youneverarrived
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Book, bath bomb and pretendy wine 🍷 my Christmas Eve tradition (usually with real wine lol)

Hope you all have a lovely Christmas 🎅🎄

LeahBergen That looks perfect. Merry Christmas! 🎄❤️🎄❤️ 8mo
vivastory Merry Christmas 🎄🎁🍷 8mo
rubyslippersreads What a festive bathtime! 🍷🛁🎄 Merry Christmas! 8mo
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AmyG Merry Christmas 🎄 8mo
BarbaraBB No real wine this year? I wonder why 😃? Merry Christmas 🎄 💚 8mo
batsy Perfect! Merry Christmas! 🎄❤️ 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Merry Christmas! 🎄😘 8mo
Cathythoughts Happy Christmas 🎄❤️ 8mo
youneverarrived @BarbaraBB baby on the way 🤰♥️ Happy Christmas 💚 8mo
DivineDiana Lovely tradition! Merry Christmas! Take care!!❤️ 8mo
BarbaraBB I guessed so but I didn‘t know! Congratulations, that is great news!! When are you due? 🤍 8mo
youneverarrived @DivineDiana Happy Christmas ❤️ 8mo
youneverarrived @BarbaraBB thank you! 😘 I‘m due in June. Alfie will be just over 2 so hopefully a nice little age gap between them ♥️ 8mo
BarbaraBB Time flies. Alfie will be 2 then already! Perfect! 8mo
readordierachel Merry Christmas and congratulations 🎄 8mo
youneverarrived @readordierachel thank you! Happy Christmas 💕 8mo
Megabooks I hope you had a great Christmas! 💚🎄 8mo
youneverarrived @Megabooks we had the best day 🥰 hope you‘ve had a lovely day 🤍 8mo
rockpools Congratulations Katie- and happy new year to you and the family 😊 7mo
youneverarrived @rockpools thank you 🥰 hope you had a lovely Christmas 7mo
Lesliereads “pretendy wine” 😁 7mo
youneverarrived @Lesliereads 😄 it‘s nice, but can‘t wait to have a proper glass 😂 7mo
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Kdgordon88
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Tanya! What a wonderful box you put together for me! I am so excited about the books and love all the goodies! The book sleeve is beautiful and I love the Jim Shore snowman. Everything is perfectly me. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Happy Winter Solstice to you and our hosts. ❄️🌲❄️

Kdgordon88 @melissajayne I am sorry you are disappointed in your package however your post is quite unkind. I am sure your match did the best they could. These swaps aren‘t about getting everything we ask for but about sharing a generosity of spirit and kindness. Not everyone has the resources to spend a lot of money and our hosts spend a lot of time and effort trying to make matches that would compliment each other. @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain 8mo
melissajayne @Kdgordon88 I got NOTHING edible. And why can‘t I complain if I don‘t like my swap package? I‘m not expecting everything that I wanted; just that my requests be followed. And if I asked for two brand new books, I should at least get that and that I be sent something edible. I got no chocolate/candy; I wanted chocolate/candy, not bath salts. 8mo
melissajayne @Kdgordon88 one can surely get inexpensive brand new books from the grocery store and put in a package of Christmas candy/chocolate 8mo
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Chrissyreadit I love Wintering! This looks lovely. And thank you for your thoughtfulness in response above. ❤️ 8mo
tdrosebud I'm so glad you like everything! I'm at work and am anxious to get home and open mine. That Victoria Thompson series is a favorite of mine, so when I saw it on your list, I had to send it. I hope you like it. I don't yet have the other book I mentioned in my note, but I checked tracking of it last night and it is now in my state being turned over to usps, so hopefully it will arrive soon and I can send it on its way to you. 8mo
JamieArc I really liked Wintering when I read it last winter, and will probably read through bits of it this year. 8mo
julesG Very thoughtful response, Debra! 👍 8mo
Chrissyreadit Just want to say I appreciate you ❤️ 8mo
Kdgordon88 Thanks @Chrissyreadit the feeling is mutual! 8mo
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Andrea313
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I'm only 30 pages in, and I already think this may be the most important book I've read all year. I'm a chronic workaholic and despite telling myself to slow down, to step back, I can never quite seem to release myself. This book is already reminding me, even gently chiding me, to remember that we all need to retreat sometimes. #CurrentlyReading

JamieArc I really loved it last year, and will probably pull it out this year. The author was recently interviewed on the On Being radio show. I haven‘t listened to it yet, but am looking forward to it. 8mo
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KatieDid927
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MeganAnn Yay!! I can‘t wait for opening day! 🎉✨❄️🌲🔥 8mo
Chrissyreadit 🤍❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️ 8mo
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TheBookHippie
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@Chrissyreadit 🤍🤍🤍🤍
❄️such a beautiful surprise!!!

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Chrissyreadit 🤍😘🤍 8mo
BookBosomed1 Loooooveee that book! 8mo
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peacegypsy
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Really hopeful about this one!

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IuliaC
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She writes beautifully, I savoured every chapter. I admire her capacity to inspect her deepest emotions and frame them in simple and wise words which bear profound meanings.

It may be or not a coincidence that I read this book exactly at the beginning of winter in my hemisphere.

She has voiced many of my concerns and I identified many of the struggles I've been through while experiencing the winters of my soul.

Lesliereads I got my copy of this book after hearing the author on an episode of “On Being” - but just because the seasons were transitioning [in the U.S.] between winter and spring, I think I opted to read other things instead (*shrugs). I‘ll try again this winter. ❄️ 9mo
IuliaC @Lesliereads I perfectly understand, I added this book to my stack sometime in spring if I remember well a put off reading it for some time and in the meanwhile it was translated into my language. I believe its impact is more powerful if read in winter 9mo
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IuliaC
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🤍 For my own part, they [rituals] open up a space in which to host thoughts that I would otherwise find silly or ridiculous: that voiceless awe at the passing of time. The way everything changes. The way everything stays the same. The way those things are bigger than I am, and more than I can hold.
🤍 To get better at wintering, we need to address our very notion of time. We tend to imagine that our lives are linear, but they are in fact cyclical

zezeki Love that cover!! 9mo
IuliaC @zezeki to me it looks like "autumn meets winter" ? 9mo
zezeki @IuliaC Love it, it really does feel like that! 9mo
IuliaC @zezeki 🤍🤩 9mo
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Palimpsest
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I read this a few weeks ago and am behind with Litsy reviews, so I also don‘t remember exactly what I was going to say about it as it was a library book I‘ve taken back. The sections the author wrote about being in nature and animals resonated with me a bit more than the more memoir ish sections, but I did like confirming that it‘s okay not to be okay all of the time as we all have highs and lows with physical and mental health.

BkClubCare The cover design is exquisite 10mo
Palimpsest @BkClubCare I agree! 10mo
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Sparklemn
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This book was powerful. I love the author‘s honesty about what a “winter” can feel like and that sometimes you just need to let it happen and take care of yourself. That‘s a lesson that will stick with me. I listened to the audiobook and found the narrator to delightful. I‘ll buy this for friends when they‘re struggling with their own winters. 💙 #librofm

Cathythoughts Gorgeous pic & review ❤️ 11mo
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Booksbymybed
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Wintering came to me just in time for my own strong desire for pause and hibernation. Reading of author‘s journey was comforting, I can certainly relate to a lot of the struggles.I‘m looking forward to the actual winter and embracing the winter within. Marked a few chapters to reread later.

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BookBosomed1
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1. Quebec City, Colorado, Puerto Rico. 2. Holding true to my boundaries & not apologizing for them 3. Tagged. 4. Working from home. I ❤️ being home. . @Eggs #wondorouswednesday

Eggs 🇨🇦📚👏🏻 🇵🇷🤗 11mo
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Chrissyreadit
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My July goals: yoga 2 times a week, finish reading Wintering, continue vegan anti inflammatory diet.

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 13mo
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JennyM
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‘This is a crossroads we all know, a moment when you need to shed a skin. If you do, you‘ll expose all those painful nerve endings, and feel so raw that you‘ll need to take care of yourself for a while. If you don‘t, then that old skin will harden around you. It‘s one of the most important choices you‘ll ever make‘.

🙌💫❤️🙌

Rissreads You have sucked me in! Stacked! ♥️ 1y
rockpools Already stacked, but I agree with @Rissreads ! And the cover‘s gorgeous 🌾 1y
JennyM @rockpools @rissrreads it‘s a lovely, meditative read, and exactly what I need at the moment! 1y
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Tanisha_A Gosh! I didn't need another book to be added to my immediate TBR. 😭❤️ 1y
Tamra Love that cover! 1y
JennyM @Tanisha_A 😂🤣😂😘 1y
JennyM @Tamra it‘s beautiful isn‘t it?! I feel restored just looking at it 1y
DivineDiana That quote speaks to me. 💗 1y
JennyM @DivineDiana it came to me at the right time, too. A really lovely read x 1y
DivineDiana Stacked! 🙂 1y
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GingerAntics
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I did this one as a mix of audio and hardback. The audio is wonderful. Rebecca Lee does a wonderful job of bringing this book to life. The text has you chuckling in places, but the audio has you laughing. Part memoir, part comedy show, part real life advice, this book is just what we all needed in the midst of lockdown. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

GingerAntics I would love to see more people read this book because ultimately the premise is that as a culture we need to stop clenching our teeth and just surviving our dark periods, and actively embracing the reality that dark periods of life exist and we can learn from them. I like the author‘s idea of wearing our dark periods as badges of honour. This book will be staying on my shelf, and I will absolutely be rereading it. 1y
Centique @GingerAntics I love that summation about wearing the dark periods of our life as badges of honour. This sounds wonderful. I have it stacked already but I will be moving it up. 😍 1y
GingerAntics @Centique the audiobook is great. If you can find a copy of the audiobook, it‘s lovely hearing it. It‘s kind of like having a conversation with a friend about how life can suck sometimes, but how to get through it. 1y
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GingerAntics
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Sometimes, this is what I feel like with my students. This is always what I feel like at home with my family. This is 100% what I feel every time I try to mention new methods or new discussions about how to work with our students. It‘s always “you‘re so naive. You‘ll learn when you have 30/40/50 years experience like me.” 🙄
#KatherineMay #Wintering #MentalHealth #gaslighting #teaching #toxicworkenvironment

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I didn‘t know this about Margaret Thatcher, but it honestly doesn‘t surprise me.
#KatherineMay #Wintering #MentalHealth #women #womensvoices #MargaretThatcher

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I have never found this to be useful or successful in my classroom. I was taught to be a professor by someone who still swears by this method. It‘s nothing but a self fulfilling prophecy. If you treat your students like they‘re lazy and just looking for excuses, they‘re going to live up to that. If you treat your students like they can push through and do amazing things, 9 times out of 10 they step up to the plate.

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GingerAntics
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If I could even have a quarter of these results, I would love it.
#KatherineMay #Wintering #MentalHealth #ColdWater #inflammation #depression #anxiety

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Some scientists now posit that depression (and by extension anxiety and other similar issues) are symptoms of inflammation in the brain. By immersing the body in cold water, it treats brain inflammation like inflammation of a joint. Some people come to crave it. Others hate it. I really want to try it.
#KatherineMay #Wintering #MentalHealth #ColdWater #inflammation #depression #anxiety

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GingerAntics
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I‘ve never heard of freezing clothes to kill the bacteria. It makes sense, though. It would be great for bedding after being sick. I‘m going to try this come winter. Is it winter yet?! 😂🤣😂
#KatherineMay #Wintering #MentalHealth #laundry #freeze

Amandajoy I‘ve heard of that you can refresh jeans by putting them in the freezer. 1y
GingerAntics @Amandajoy that does sound familiar now that you mention it. 1y
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I love snow days. I love snow. Maybe it‘s because I haven‘t really had any in 20 years. I love the section on snow and snow days.
#KatherineMay #Wintering #MentalHealth #snow #SnowDay

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GingerAntics
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I‘ve just finished the audiobook, which was absolutely lovely. I have marked parts I want to go back and read more slowly/deeply after hearing them and following along in my book. This is such a wonderful book, and I look forward to sharing it over the next few days.
#KatherineMay #Wintering #MentalHealth #audiobook

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I remember in my first semester of grad school I would go every night after class to the gym, workout for a bit or swim for a while. Then I would go sit in the sauna. I was ALWAYS alone. It was quiet and peaceful. It was like being in a world to myself. I don‘t know if it made my body any healthier, but it sure made my mind healthier. I love a good sit in a sauna. I am not trying to locate the nearest sauna. I would love to go for a nice sit.

GingerAntics I also want “in sauna” as a social media status. 😂🤣😂 #KatherineMay #Wintering #MentalHealth #Sauna 1y
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Erynecki
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I gulped down this book. In our slow emergence from COVID, there were so many pieces about depression, illness, and anxiety that really spoke to me. A bit of memoir wrapped in with a bit of nature writing, history, mythology, and literature, it reminds me of pieces of I Am, I Am, I Am, The Salt Path, and Why We Swim.

MayJasper I hope you are well 1y
Erynecki @MayJasper I‘m fine but it‘s been a strange 12+ months! 1y
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Oh my god this!!! This in every way!!! I swear I‘ve been feeling like this for a while now, maybe a few months. “I just want to disappear…” “I just don‘t want to exist anymore.” It‘s so comforting reading this from someone else‘s perspective.
#KatherineMay #Wintering #MentalHealth #SelfCare #ThisIsMe

Freespirit I know what you mean...sometimes we need a break from life😕 1y
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KimM
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This book found me at the right time and was just what I needed to deal with multiple family crises during a worldwide pandemic. 😵

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Kitta
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Reading for a bit on the balcony even though it‘s a bit cold!

You can just see the hostas starting to sprout in the background.

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Mehso-so

The writing is beautiful but it feels disjointed. There are sections on parenting, depression, cold weather, etc. It reminded me of The Year of Living Danishly, but lacked the humor of that book. It was sparse and bleak, which was appropriate considering the subject matter, but had less of an impact on me personally.

“(Wintering) is a fallow period in life when you‘re cut off from the world, feeling rejected, sidelined, blocked from progress.”

SamAnne I got this from the library but after reviews decided to pass on it. Too many other books in my TBR pile. 1y
AvidReader25 @SamAnne In my opinion it‘s not a must read. 1y
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Here's my #bookspin stack for March. I managed to read:
🌷Dependency
🌷Wintering (#bookspin)
🌷No One Belongs Here More than You (#doublespin)
🌷100 Year-Old House
🌷1/2 of Ducks, Newburyport
I also finished:
🌷The Greenglass House
🌷Tarka the Otter
🌷Henry VI, Part 2
For a total of 7 1/2 books for March. Not bad considering how busy I am with other things these days.
@TheAromaofBooks

Megabooks And half of Ducks is longer than a lot of books!! 1y
merelybookish @Megabooks Very true! I just passed the 500 page mark. 🦆🦆🦆 1y
EvieBee Yay!!! 🥳 1y
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Ruthiella Go ducks 🦆! 1y
TheAromaofBooks YAY!! Fabulous month!! 1y
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