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The Resource Wintering : the power of rest and retreat in difficult times, Katherine May

Wintering : the power of rest and retreat in difficult times, Katherine May

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Wintering : the power of rest and retreat in difficult times
Title
Wintering
Title remainder
the power of rest and retreat in difficult times
Statement of responsibility
Katherine May
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Genre
Language
eng
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"--
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May, Katherine
Dewey number
818/.603
Index
no index present
LC call number
BJ1499.R4
LC item number
M39 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Rest
  • Self-acceptance
  • Nature, Healing power of
  • Nature, Healing power of
  • Rest
  • Self-acceptance
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Wintering : the power of rest and retreat in difficult times, Katherine May
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780593189504
Lccn
2020001773
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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aa642590-d82b-440e-97c7-d4873de83d8e
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)1145099399
  • (OCoLC)on1145099399
Label
Wintering : the power of rest and retreat in difficult times, Katherine May
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780593189504
Lccn
2020001773
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
aa642590-d82b-440e-97c7-d4873de83d8e
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1145099399
  • (OCoLC)on1145099399

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