For Katherine May, winter does not only apply to the cold weather months, but rather she explains it as "a fallow period in life when you're cut off from the world, feeling rejected, sidelined, blocked from progress, or cast into the role of an outsider."
May is not a newcomer to the world of stress, anxiety, and the myriad of issues that arise from personal struggle; she has published various books that address the topic, both fiction and non. Yet, she writes and examines herself not to gain sympathy but to instill hope. May doesn’t want you to feel bad, either for her or for yourself, rather she posits an attitude of acceptance, and truly this should be an acceptance of all emotions and responses.
It is in the darkest of times that we need a toolbox, a way of coping, of accepting, of becoming a better friend to ourselves, and Wintering can help navigate the solitary existence we find ourselves occupying due to current circumstances. This book is a gem, a gift for the psyche, a hopeful meditation on enduring the worst of times.
Review by Joel
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