Winter Memories, Winter Philosophy

It’s Okay to Be a Little Mad

A long time ago I went through a life event that knocked the wind out of me. I was a little confused and a little disoriented. Nothing particularly bad had happened, but the way I thought things were ended up not being true, and I had to grapple with reality being a little different than… Continue reading It’s Okay to Be a Little Mad

Winter Philosophy, Winter Research, Winter Tips

Embracing the Break

Jenny and I each took vacations this winter, and where we each chose to go is pretty telling. If you'll remember, the premise of this blog is that Jenny loves winter, while my relationship to it has been more tenuous. Winter is Jenny's soul season, while I'm more of an autumn girl. So where did we… Continue reading Embracing the Break

Winter Tips

Creative Indoor Hobbies to Get You Through the Last of Winter

The calendar says it's almost spring, but the weather might be telling another story. The days yo-yo between the start of something new and the same old same old. It's difficult to keep up with, if only to pick out what to wear each day. It's not really spring; it's sort of winter; it's Spring-ish.… Continue reading Creative Indoor Hobbies to Get You Through the Last of Winter

Winter Philosophy

Transforming: Winter, Spring, and Making the Most of Life

Life doesn't change overnight. There's usually little changes that trickle in one by one, usually a moment where you sense the old falling away and the new coming in, little by little. When I'm in a season of transformation or transition, I go from giddy excitement for all the new things coming up, to wistfulness… Continue reading Transforming: Winter, Spring, and Making the Most of Life

Uncategorized, Winter Tips

Cozy Winter Music

A few weeks ago, I gave you all some recommendations for winter reading and watching. But of course, as much as we'd like to, we can't always be sitting down with a good book or curling up in front of the TV. Music offers a great way to keep the cozy vibes going while you… Continue reading Cozy Winter Music

Winter Philosophy

Embracing Muddy Moments

After the major blizzard and subzero temps of the past few weeks, we had our first real thaw a few days ago. It was really bizarre: the air was fifty to sixty degrees, the skies were blue, the sun shone. Birds sang and it felt like spring. Except for one thing: there was still a… Continue reading Embracing Muddy Moments

Winter Memories, Winter Tips

The Best Books for Cozy Winter Reading

One thing we love about winter is that it naturally lends itself to reading. Nothing is more pleasant than cozying under a blanket with a cup of tea, coffee, or cocoa, and reading a good book. In fact, some of my earliest memories of winter are of reading inside during snowy, overcast days. My Mom… Continue reading The Best Books for Cozy Winter Reading

Stories, Winter Philosophy

Shopping for Swimsuits in 8 Degrees

I'll admit it: this is the part of winter when I start imagining summer. I don't even really like summer. But when you live near the Great Lakes and get twelve inches of snow in one weekend and spend three days under two layers of blankets because outside it's eight degrees, you start imagining summer.… Continue reading Shopping for Swimsuits in 8 Degrees