The changing seasons, for those of you who live in parts of the world where there actually are four seasons, are a constant reminder of the cycles of life. When we resist those cycles, one of the consequences is that we end up battling against ourselves. The results are not good. Our culture seems to value productivity above all else. When we buy into that value, we can easily find ourselves ignoring our need for things like rest and renewal as well as tending our relationships. Nature has no such option – and in truth, neither do we except at peril to our own health and happiness.