Welcome to the winter season! With the winter solstice right around the corner it’s a good time to take a pause and think about where we’re at. Bears do it, plants do it, why don’t we? I’m talking about living seasonally. A time to take a pause in the year and focus on the quieter, more restful things in life. Obviously, we can’t just get under the covers and hibernate for 3 months (as much as some days we’d like to!) but it’s a great time to think about even little things we can do for ourselves that bring comfort. Flannel sheets, herbal tea, extra moisturizer. Even the clothes we wear can help our mood, especially choosing pieces that feel good next to the skin like cottons, wool and linens.
Here’s wishing you a very happy holiday and I’m sending you my warmest wishes and sincere thanks for being such amazing and supportive customers! This business is not possible without you!
P.S. I know lots of businesses are using AI these days to compose blogs, but this was 100% human written!
P.P.S. If you’re feeling so inclined, here is a recipe for Wassail (“be in good health”), a traditional warming drink that’s the perfect beverage to drink on the winter solstice:
Combine in a saucepan:
-2 Quarts apple cider
-1 ½ cups orange juice
-3/4 cup pineapple juice
-1 tablespoon brown sugar
-1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
-2 cinnamon sticks
-dash of ground cinnamon
-dash of ground cloves
Bring to a boil. Lower heat and let simmer for 20-30 minutes. Discard cinnamon sticks, pour into mugs and serve.