I’m sure many of us turned to nature this summer as the pandemic prevented us from doing things with friends, family, classmates, and co-workers. But now that it’s turned cold it’s easier to turn to our tv’s, computers, tablets, video games, refrigerators, and liquor cabinets while hunkering down to wait out the next few months. But we can still go outside and enjoy nature! If it’s windy, take a walk in the woods where the trees shelter you. Strap on some snowshoes and get a little exercise. Michigan has many trails where a snowy, peaceful forest can fill you with good vibes. Those same trails can offer cross-country skiing; the rhythmic gliding can calm jangled nerves. Have kids and grandkids? Build a snowman, have a snowball fight, build an igloo, sled down a hill. If you can, walk to the store or post office. But get out of the house and breathe some fresh air!
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