On Tuesday, September 22, we will celebrate the Autumn Equinox, the day on the calendar where the balance begins to shift and the hours of darkness outweigh the times of light. We can learn from nature on how to prepare for the coldness and darkness of winter, as the animals and plants prepare for survival and make plans to stay warm and nourished. Trees dig deep into their core and protect themselves from the elements. We continue to battle darkness of quarantine and the coldness of isolation and social distance, and now the start of schools and universities adds layers of fear as we long for life as normal. Let us learn from nature how to stay grounded in hope.