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In today’s episode (the last of the year before we pick back up in January!)  I want to open up the conversation about winter seasons of life.  Not just the physical darkness that can come with the winter months, but seasons of emotional and spiritual winter.  I draw a few thoughts from the book called “Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times” by Catherine May (it’s really a beautifully written book with so much wisdom into the landscapes of our hearts. I highly suggest it!).

I encourage us to prepare ourselves for what’s to come, recognizing that it’s a natural part of the human existence to experience seasons of deceleration. We’ll cover: 

  1. What exactly is a “winter season”?
  2. What should we expect from it?
  3. How do we weather it well?

You will eventually get back to your normal pace, and winter seasons will provide you with the space to return there not from a place of striving, but from a place of peace.

PS: I love hearing from you! This podcast, in some ways, is like a little bit of free coaching. Shoot me a message at if you’ve got any questions on how to approach a situation in your life or leadership. It’s not exactly the same thing as coaching, but a little something extra for your journey.


Nicole Unice is a popular author and communicator who is passionate about facilitating environments of safety and vulnerability so that individuals and communities can courageously identify the obstacles keeping them from maximum potential.

Nicole lives in Richmond, VA with her husband, three children, and two dogs!

In her books, Nicole is passionate about making transformation attainable and accessible to people in all stages of life. As a coach, she brings clarity and courage for individuals and teams as they pursue a preferred future.  As a speaker, Nicole brings both wit and wisdom to the platform, with an honest and vulnerable approach that appeals to both faith and leadership environments alike.

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