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Author May, Katherine, author.

Title Wintering : the power of rest and retreat in difficult times / Katherine May.

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  818.603 M451w 2020    ---  Axe Inventory 2022
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  818.603 May    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition First American edition.
Description 241 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "First published in Great Britain by Rider Books, an imprint of Ebury ... 2020."--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents September. Indian Summer -- October. Making ready ; Hot water ; Ghost stories -- November. Metamorphosis ; Slumber -- December. Light ; Midwinter ; Epiphany -- January. Darkness ; Hunger -- February. Snow ; Cold Water -- March. Survival ; Song -- Late March. Thaw.
Summary "An intimate, revelatory book exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down. Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a break up, or a job loss can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected. For May, her husband fell ill, her son stopped attending school, and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding job. Wintering explores how she not only endured this painful time, but embraced the singular opportunities it offered. A moving personal narrative shot through with lessons from literature, mythology, and the natural world, May's story offers instruction on the transformative power of rest and retreat. Illumination emerges from many sources: solstice celebrations and dormice hibernation, C.S. Lewis and Sylvia Plath, swimming in icy waters and sailing Arctic seas. Ultimately Wintering invites us to change how we relate to our own fallow times. May models an active acceptance of sadness and finds nourishment in deep retreat, joy in the hushed beauty of winter, and encouragement in understanding life as cyclical, not linear. A secular mystic, May forms a guiding philosophy for transforming the hardships that arise before the ushering in of a new season"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Rest.
Nature, Healing power of.
Resilience (Personality trait)
Stress tolerance (Psychology)
Life change events.
Stress tolerance (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst01134983
Resilience (Personality trait) (OCoLC)fst01095573
Life change events. (OCoLC)fst00998231
Nature, Healing power of. (OCoLC)fst01034728
Rest. (OCoLC)fst01095872
Self-acceptance. (OCoLC)fst01111471
Genre/Form Personal narratives.
Self-help publications. (OCoLC)fst01941328
Personal narratives. (OCoLC)fst01423843
Personal narratives.
Self-help publications.
ISBN 9780593189481 hardcover
0593189485 hardcover
9780593189504 electronic book

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