Casebook: Embracing spring
For plants, it is a change from growing downwards, as the roots seek water through the winter, to growing upwards towards the emerging light and warmth. In many animals it signals the time to stop hibernating and start mating.
For us humans, with our 21st century lifestyle, spring is even more challenging because we have not spent the winter resting and going inwards. Too depleted to embrace the uprush of spring, or too unbalanced energetically to cope with the change, we find ourselves struggling in various ways.
Here are three examples.