Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Winter Blues? by Alicia Street

For people like me who live in temperate zones, winter can be either a time for the blues or a time to rethink and rebuild.

Because of the cold and the shorter, darker days, many people are not at their best and some even fall into Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). But some cultures see winter as a time for self-examination, self-care, and garnering the determination for a re-start. Isn't that what New Year's Resolutions are all about?

One thing I like to do is to keep some of those sparkly Christmas lights around throughout the winter.

When the days are sunny, going outside and inhaling the cold air in a brisk walk does wonders.

Making soup is a good way to warm up the kitchen—and the family. 

And I confess…the romantic in me loves leaning on a window sill and looking at those bluish sunsets after a snow.

Best of all, winter is a great time to curl up and read a sweet romance. 😊

What kinds of things do you do to make winter a good time for you?

Alicia Street is a USA Today bestselling author and a Daphne du Maurier
award-winner. A compulsive reader of every genre, she writes
both sweet and spicy romance. She spent many years as a dancer,
choreographer and teacher.
Alicia loves to connect with readers~


  1. I keep myself home and cozy reading when it's blowing snow out. My cat and dog love to cuddle up with me and I drink hot tea.

  2. Winters here in a suburb of Los Angeles are mild, and I enjoy those cool days and occasional rain storms. Everything is so much easier to do when the weather isn't so warm, even simple things like just cooking and cleaning.

  3. I definitely like soup in the winter, but thankfully I live in an area where winters are mild, rarely snows and the average daytime temps are in the low 60s.

  4. Alicia,
    Like Merrillee, I love a good soup in the cold months. Our winters in the Carolinas are mild too.

  5. A long soak in a warm tub, with a romance to read, is great way to spend a chilly evening.