Building Resilience With Seasonal Change

How do you feel about the transition into spring right now?

It’s OK to not feel joyful and excited about spring coming, it’s ok to be apprehensive in the face of change, especially at transitional times, such as literal and energetic spring and autumn, which aren’t as fixed as energetic summer and winter.

Aligning with Nature’s rhythms is my favorite way to address the actual root cause of why it feels so tough to be a sensitive, deep-feeler (SDF) a lot of the times.

What is that root cause? As I’ve shared before, it’s a two-part problem that creates a vicious cycle.

The twofold root cause is: unacknowledged shame and a weak foundation of holistic, consistent resilience-build self-care that’s aligned with nature’s rhythms and addresses the 5 elements of your being.

Aligning with nature’s rhythms is all about flow and allowance of these spirally, cyclical changes that exist both within us AND around us.

Nothing is ever fixed or permanent or the same, despite what we may think or strive for, and despite what our modern culture tries to teach us and encourage us to do.

When we find ourselves noticing a desire to make some shifts in the way we are living to ensure we’re supporting our resilience, we may notice resistance and hesitation.

This is where that unacknowledged shame lives.

As a reminder, I define shame as something that arises when we perceive our sense of safety, belonging, contentment, and/or joy to be in jeopardy, and we internalize it to mean something about ourselves. That we’re “bad,” “not enough,” “wrong,” etc.

When it comes to seasonal changes, our sensitivity to seasonal change and our need to adapt can create a lot of conflict within ourselves.

The shame arises when we see others not also needing to adapt and we internalize it, feel not enough, etc.

We may start comparing ourselves to others who seem to be just fine continuing on in the same ways.

We start to compare ourselves to others we don’t perceive as being as “sensitive” as ourselves.

The truth is, we’re not meant to exist in any one state for long periods of time – it’s unnatural! Whether it’s super outward and productive, like a more summer or spring energy, or super inward and still, like an autumn or winter energy, change and flow are necessary parts of life.

It’s totally natural to change and flow and fluctuate on a moment by moment, daily, and seasonal basis.

We must address this and allow this and make any adjustments necessary in the ways we’re caring for our 5 elements on my 5 elements framework of body, emotions and energy, mind, nature and spirit, and relational and social.

Remember that I am referring to these rhythms, specifically the art of seasonal living, as both literal, tangible things, and also metaphorical, energetic things.

So, yes, we’re about to go have literal spring, as in the Earth is about to have her season of spring, and spring is also an energy, a concept, that exists within us and in our life stages regardless of what the Earth’s season is doing.

So, with spring coming, what do you notice?

It’s OK to not be happy about it. Many of us SDF tend to prefer the darker, slower times of autumn and winter, as opposed to the brighter, more outward, energetic times of spring and summer – and that’s OK.

And, all of these are necessary parts of life, and there are definitely ways of dancing with them, moving with them, and receiving all the wonderful insights and benefits of each literal and metaphorical season.

THIS is how we build resilience and how we allow life as a SDF to be joyful.

THIS is how we build confidence, heal our bodies, honor our emotions, befriend our mind, improve our relationships, and deeply connect with our own sense of Spirit.

So, let me know what you’re feeling right now with the approach of a new season.

What are you noticing in your body, your emotions and energy, your mind, your sense of Spirit and connection with nature, and your relationships?

As a reminder, my signature program, The InnerSpark Method, is open for enrollment and this concept of building resilience through aligning with nature’s rhythms is one of the aspects we cover.

The InnerSpark Method teaches SDF how to finally ditch things like burnout, anxiety, overthinking, and poor health by addressing and overcoming the REAL twofold root cause of these challenges! It’s a whole-person, trauma-informed system inspired by Nature’s rhythms and guided by tools from various Integrative Health modalities, such as Ayurveda, energy healing, holistic nutrition, life coaching, Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy and nervous system care, breathwork, meditation, and yoga.

SDF folks are guided in creating their own resilience-building lifestyles so they may confidently, joyfully, and shamelessly thrive in body, mind, and spirit for life! Head over to to learn more and reach out to me with any questions. See you next time!

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Hi! I’m Devon and I am so glad you landed here. I’m an Integrative Health Expert & Teacher, Ayurvedic Health Advisor, Holistic Coach, & Founder of The InnerSpark Method. My greatest passion is guiding fellow sensitive, deep-feelers on a journey of transforming high sensitivity from a source of shame, overwhelm, and something that’s “wrong,” into a powerhouse of of joy, empowerment, and confidence in body, mind, and spirit! Ready to understand, support, and unearth your hidden gifts? I’ve got you! You’re in the right place. Click here to learn more about me and The InnerSpark Method.


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