“Take inventory and let what doesn’t serve die off”

What unique medicine does Winter offer our hearts and souls? Recorded in the bitter cold woods of Indiana, Host Shawn Berry shares the spirit of the season straight from the source in this episode of First Nature. There’s planetary guidance available to those willing to slow down and appreciate their humble role in the Grand Scheme. Listen in as Shawn offers inspiration for tapping into the Winter ethos and growing by recuperating.


  • [05:58] Can you appreciate Nature even in the most subtle ways like smell and temperature?
  • [07:31] Why do we honor the Winter Solstice?
  • [12:40] How this time calls for rest, recuperation, and recharge.
  • [17:01] Does Winter inspire a conservation ethic?
  • [20:32] Why Winter and Death are comparable 
  • [24:01] Can you lean deeper into the resting energy of the season?
  • [29:31] What does it mean to be an Earthling?
  • [32:03] What can we learn from Native American ways of life?
  • [37:00] How to implement small practices to tap into the Winter flow.

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