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
This week I experienced the rollercoaster ride of nearly sliding off the road on Monday because it was so snowy and icy to riding home with my windows down on Friday because it was so warm. It’s a bit like whiplash living right on the boarder between the states that hardly ever get snow and… Continue reading A Winter Mindset: Lessons from Norway
This past weekend we finally had a decent snow! I was thrilled when my husband texted me earlier in the week to tell me they were calling for snow. And when a few days later I drove through a few flurries, I nearly pulled the car over and ran around in the grass next to… Continue reading Social Snow Hating
One of my favorite things about winter is its silent encouragement toward rest. This is the season where many plants and animals rest. Bears hibernate. Trees drop their leaves. Flowers go to seed. Yet we, the strong dominate species of the earth, choose to rebel against this natural rhythm. We refuse to slow down, even… Continue reading Rethinking Rest
Do you love wintertime, but struggle with the negativity that often surrounds the season? Or do you hate cold, dreary weather, and wish you could take more enjoyment and positivity from the colder half of the year? In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice---the official start of winter---is only days away. But depending on where… Continue reading Welcome to The Winter Project!