Sorry Jon Snow, winter isn’t coming – it’s already here! Several cold weather records were broken last weekend – the winter season is in full force. We cannot fight Mother Nature, so let’s find some ways to endure until April. Today’s news and links focus on winter survival tips.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is pretty common in Canada, but it’s treatable. Even if you’re not sure if you have it, pop a vitamin D and try to get some sunlight on your face now and then. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/11/14/seasonal-affective-disorder_n_12965660.html
Stress and anxiety can worsen in the winter. Whether it is due to the lack of light, or cold tense muscles causing our minds to clench up as well, there’s always something to be done about it. http://anxiety-gone.com/keep-anxiety-bay-winter/
CBC’s “Now or Never” has an episode on surviving and thriving in the winter. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/nowornever/surviving-and-thriving-in-winter-1.4402256
Don’t forget to look up the winter activities in your city, and make the most of the season! http://www.seetorontonow.com/attractions/winter-in-toronto
If you suffer from chilly fingers and toes like I do, try to eat more cayenne pepper and ginger, as it increases circulation.
If the cold gets to be too much, and you can’t afford a southern vacation, just run away to the tropics for the evening. Toronto has several tiki bars where you and your friends can sip fruity drinks and bask in bright colors and warmth without that pesky airplane ticket.
I personally recommend The Shore Leave near Danforth and Coxwell.
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