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October 30, 2018

Autumn is well and truly upon us, after one of the most glorious summers on record.  Warm, bright mornings have been replaced by a distinct chill in the air.  Days get shorter and sunlight dwindles - and then, the trees shed their leaves.  

Being a psychotherapist, rather than a botanist, I’m not too sure how this process happens, although apparently it involves chlorophyll.  (To me, chlorophyll sounds like something akin to botox).    What I find fascinating is why trees do it: to save energy. There’s just not enough sunlight to sustain them in the months to come.   Shedding their leaves keeps them from using up vital energy, which helps them to survive through the dark winter. Come the spring and the warmer weather, new life is then able to flourish.

What do we do to sustain ourselves through the hard times? In order to allow new people, opportunities or perspectives into our lives, it’s important to able to shed what is no longer necessary or useful...

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