Winter Philosophy

Winter’s Lessons

One easy way to make more informed decisions in your life is to reflect on past decisions you’ve already made. Our choices define our lives – not just the ones we’re carrying now about our future, but also the ones we’ve already made in our past. - Emily P Freeman As winter rolls into spring,… Continue reading Winter’s Lessons

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 Tips

5 Yummy Winter Recipes

It’s on secret that every season has its own foods. Yet another reason I look forward to winter is the ability to eat lots of soups, chilis, and crock pot dishes. Besides being relatively quick to make, soups and chilis are also the type of food that make leftovers, a must for a busy family. Below I have shared 5 of my husband and my favorite winter foods. There’s some soups, a bread, and even a favorite dessert (not necessarily exclusive to winter, but you know…).

Winter Research

A Winter Mindset: Lessons from Norway

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

Winter Philosophy

7 Thing I’m Thankful for This Valentine’s Day

If you’re over the sappy Valentine’s Day stuff, this post is for you! Today brings a really aggressive range of emotions. And I got you. “No matter who you are, you feel something today. Maybe it’s happy-slappy-over-the-moon love or deep, bitter resentment at your singleness. Or maybe you find yourself somewhere in between. Wherever you are—mentally, emotionally, physically—you are definitely feeling something. On holidays like this one, I tend to feel like I am being manipulated into feeling a certain way. (Cynical, right?) Today, for example, we’re supposed to celebrate love. Ironically for me though, when I really start thinking about love, I find myself overwhelmed with a completely different thing: thankfulness.” Check out “7 Things I’m Thankful for This Valentine’s Day” for a list of things I’m thankful for this cold snowy February day. (I promise it’s not sappy stuff.)

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 Philosophy

A Day of Rest: What Religious Tradition and Weather Positivity Have in Common

You may have noticed that while we're pretty active with the blog and social media throughout the week, there's one day that The Winter Project ghosts the internet: Sunday. Jenny and I are both people of faith, and in our tradition, we believe that God directs people to take a day of rest. This principle has… Continue reading A Day of Rest: What Religious Tradition and Weather Positivity Have in Common

Winter Tips

Coziness Tips for a Joyful Indoors

One drawback to cold weather is that we will naturally spend a lot more time inside than usual. Of course, this increased time indoors does have an up side (more time to read, to be cozy, to tackle household projects, etc.), but the reality is that being in one place for so long has the… Continue reading Coziness Tips for a Joyful Indoors