Stephanie's Winter Survival Tips:
1. Get a breath of fresh air. Gear up and get outside. Even if it's just a walk around the block, it will do you such good. A bonus is that you'll often have public parks, beaches and trails mostly to yourself. It's a great time of year to explore.
2. Bring the outside in. Pick up a bouquet at the market. Force some bulbs. Plant a pot of herbs on your kitchen windowsill. Take a cutting from a friend's houseplant. Green living things are good for us.
3. When all else fails, I pour myself a couple of fingers of whiskey. Takes the edge off the winter doldrums and warms me from the inside out.
5 February 2010