As a long-term transplant to New England, I was faced with a choice: spend the winters hibernating and grumbling or strategize on how to make it all work better. The “it” here is the New England weather — or these seemingly endless weeks between the holidays and springtime.
Happily, I’ve managed to brainstorm and practice a number of winter wellness tricks. You can, too.
1. Morning pages. Long before Natalie Goldberg coined the term “morning pages,” I kept a teenage personal journal. Now, in middle age, I see it as both a wellness and a creativity tool. Therapeutic, medical and wellness experts have long touted the personal, creative and professional benefits of writing down our lives and feelings.