I have a different interpretation of this time of year from most people. Sure, it's cold outside, and it gets dark early, but to me that's a great excuse to snuggle under a warm blanket, get a fire going in the fireplace, tear through that novel I've been meaning to get through but just haven't had time, and sip a piping hot cup of tea. Doesn't that sound wonderful? One might even say 'Cozy'.
Here in Maryland, I hear all the time "I hate winter". They tell me it's cold, it's dark, and they don't like being stuck at home. And yet, with my herbalist hat on, I see so many depleted people who are running so hard and so fast for so long, that perhaps the best thing they could do for themselves is to slow down, even stop, for a while. So my food for thought in this post is, why don't you consider heeding winter's advice - snuggle up, slow down, grab some tea (ginger is wonderfully warming this time of year!) and enjoy the break while it lasts. You may just find that you're sorry when it's over.