As the cold, snowy winter sets in, bears begin hibernation. As they eat and drink less, their bodies and heart rate adapt for less activity. Unlike how humans do everything to keep themselves busy, eating, drinking and shopping over the holidays, bears go within. What can we learn from them?

Their environment becomes scarce not full of stimulating activity – sales, parties, flickering lights. As the temperature changes wherever you live, start to go within.

REI had the best marketing campaign ever recorded. Instead of Black Friday sales, the retail giant closed their stores on Black Friday and created the massive campaign two years ago. #optoutside.

Turn off your phone and enjoy nature.

You don’t always have to go for a big hike or a long drive to get somewhere beautiful.

Beauty is right in front of you. Go for a walk in your neighborhood. Challenge yourself to notice something new.

Whether it’s snow reflecting sun off a tree, a late winter flower blooming, even a local creek flowing, or even the warmth of a thick sweater, serenity surrounds you. The question is, will you take the time and tap into this vast space?

What does the tree have to tell you?

What is the wind whispering in your ear?

What is your heart sharing with you?

Too often, and definitely recently; you have been called upon to handle events, situations or problems that come your way. This is your Emergenc-y plan.

Yet, when you come out of your hibernation, what is your Emergence Plan?

How will you continue to step forward when fear greets you at the door? It’s time to take courageous steps no matter how slippery the slope is. Every time you hibernate and go within your heart and soul, you emerge with fresh eyes of opportunity. More is possible than you realize.

Who is that you need to become to Emerge into the next space on your journey?

In this busy holiday season, too often you look for the acknowledgement and validation from others. Your life experiences make you who you are. Will you create space to go deep within and listen to your heart and soul’s wisdom?

What do you want to emerge as?

Wishing you an abundant, joyful, and prosperous day!

Lora Polowczuk

Chief Energy Officer


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