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Q&A: How do you deal with feeling sad in the gloomy winter months?

This week’s Bawdy Love Q&A: How do you deal with feeling sad in the gloomy winter months?

When you live near the 45th parallel like I do, winter means colder weather and shorter days. Yet while the forests critters around us go into hibernation, we humans try to push through the dark and cold, staying active and checking everything off our to-do lists. But it’s hard, because we’re not too different from those forest critters.

The short answer? Remember that you are allowed to hibernate, too. Your best self in the winter might not be the same as your best self in the summer — and that’s totally okay.

The long answer? Take a listen to find out.

By the way – if you’re looking for more warmth in your gloomy winter months, check out our Bawdy Building course on Warmth. We’re going to work on reclaiming our audacity, accepting darkness and seeking out more light. Enrollment ends February 7.

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Topics covered in this conversation include:

winter, warmth, light, darkness, happiness, seasonal affective disorder, sadness, depression

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