I woke early and eagerly arose to add wood to the fire on this cold winter morning. I love early morning when it’s still dark outside and the dawn is slowly approaching. I light my candles and honor the privilege of a new day. My self-care practices of journaling, stretching, and painting were such a gift this morning. I was able to feel my feelings and allow them to be expressed through my pen through my body movement and expressive visual art. My sweet companion, Josephine, my loving pup snuggling and honoring and holding space for me as I venture into my inner world. Ah, I feel the warmth of my own interconnection despite the frigid temperatures outside.