In our modern world, it can be easy to forget that we live with natural seasons. Yet for centuries—indeed millennia—humans’ lives were dictated by the season…not the clock. Things like planting, hunting and building were most successful when they abided by the natural rhythms (and weather) of the seasons.
Even though we now have technology to overcome many of these challenges, there is something to be said for letting the seasons guide our actions. In fact, Chinese medicine believes that following the seasons results in better health, happiness and productivity.