“We are partly tuber, partly bear.”

I’m writing to you from L.A., where I’m spending the holidays with family. 

Though the temperature is mild and the sun shines warmly, my body feels ready to embrace the solstice.

Friday.
12/21.
Winter begins!

Beyond the shifting weather patterns, we feel into the shifting energy, qualities, and wisdom, of a new season:  

rest

slow-time

depth 

darkness

hibernation 

 introspection

the unconscious

emptiness

“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.”
~Paul Theroux


 Following the season’s energy, our WTG winter themes are: 

December
TRUST & Free-Flow Writing

January
LISTENING & Free-Flow Writing

February
SELF-DISCOVERY & Free-Flow Writing


This season notice how winter’s unique qualities and energy play in and around you. 

And notice what you feel in your body with this winter poem:

 from “Eagle Pond”
~Donald Hall 

We are partly tuber, partly bear. 

Inside our warmth we fold ourselves 

in the dark and its cold – 

around us, outside us, 

safely away from us; 

we tuck ourselves up 

in the long sleep 

and comfort of cold’s opposite, 

warming ourselves 

by thought of the cold, 

lighting ourselves by darkness’s idea.

With love,






Want to write?
Take a pen & prompt journey:


writing prompt

“We are partly tuber, partly bear.”


1). Grab a pen + notebook. Write the prompt at the top of the page. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Or 5. Or 2!

2). Keep your pen moving as you write the thoughts, feelings, and images that arise. Don’t stop to think or edit. Don’t try to stay on “topic.” Follow where the prompt takes you.

3). Accept ALL that you write -- the pretty + ugly; absurd + boring. Discover what wants to be felt, known, expressed, released...