By Marisa Hochberg :

Mother Nature is wonderful and powerful. She offers us comfort, joy, and healing when we want it most. If you’ve been feeling anxious or depressed lately, it could be because of the changing seasons. The winter season can bring with it feelings of isolation, loneliness, and despair. This time of year also brings with it a tendency to focus on the negative and less pleasant aspects of life rather than being grateful for what we have. However, even in these difficult times there is hope if we look for it outside of ourselves. With a little help from Mother Nature herself…

Stay Warm with Candle Rituals

Candle rituals are one of the easiest ways to stay warm during the winter season. Try lighting a few scented candles, burning some incense, or setting a bowl of fresh flowers on your desk or work area. Allow yourself to feel the warmth of the candle with its sweet smell. Keeping a few warm pieces of clothing around your workspace or in your closet can also be a great way to stay warm during the winter months.

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Get Outside for Exercise

Exercise is one of the best ways to stay healthy and stay warm during the winter. When it’s cold outside, try going for a walk outside or doing some indoor exercises instead. If you love running, try running outside early in the morning or at dusk when it’s not so cold outside. The act of moving your body will warm you up and help you stay more positive throughout the rest of the day. If you prefer more gentle forms of exercise, try yoga, walking outdoors, or even stretching while in the car. Exercising outside can also be a great way to meet new people and bond with your friends. If you live in a big city, there are always community programs or parks that have free activities. Try meeting up with a friend and forming new bonds by spending time outdoors.

Snuggle Up with a Pet

Another great way to stay warm during the winter is by snuggling up with your pet. The warmth of your hands and the soft fur of your pet will give you a wonderful feeling of warmth. When you’re feeling lonely or isolated, snuggling with a pet can help you feel more connected to the world around you. There are many benefits to having a pet in your life, including lower blood pressure, improved immune system, and a decreased likelihood of depression. What pets are best for a person who is feeling low? It depends on the person and their personality. Some people find that having a pet that is similar to them, such as a cat or dog, is helpful. Other people find that having a different pet, such as a rabbit or a bird, gives them a new perspective on life. Whichever type of pet you choose, you can use it as an opportunity to talk to your pet and find answers to your questions.

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Breathe in the Smells of Rain and wood Smoke

Breathe in the smells of the rain and wood smoke. Nature is full of scents and textures that can be calming and healing when we are feeling anxious, lonely, or depressed. Try going for a walk outside during the rain or when the wood smoke is coming out of the fireplace in your home. Allow yourself to breathe in these calming scents and allow them to calm your nerves. As you breathe in, allow yourself to feel gratitude for the warmth and security you feel in your home and in your life. If you’re feeling lonely, allow yourself to feel the fullness of the raindrops falling on you while you’re outside. Allow the rain to wash away your worries and give you a sense of serenity. If you’re feeling isolated and alone, breathe in the wood smoke so that it fills your lungs with warmth and reassurance.

Eat Comfort Food

Eating comfort food is one of the best ways to stay warm during the winter months. While it might seem like something you shouldn’t do because you’re trying to be healthy, allow yourself to eat a treat or two that reminds you of warmer and fuzzier times. Try ice cream, cookies, and cakes that remind you of the holidays or warmer times of the year. Allow yourself to feel the comfort food that you’re eating, knowing that it’s not going to make you fat or unhealthy. If you’re eating comfort food, try to remind yourself of why you’re doing it. Why are you eating this food? Why are you feeling lonely or isolated? Try to remind yourself why you’re keeping you company when you’re eating comfort food.

Try a Natural Detox

A natural detox can help to warm you up during the winter months, as well as allowing toxins to leave your body. A natural detox is a great way to warm up your body and feel more energized. You can do a natural detox by drinking lots of water, eating warm and nourishing foods, taking baths, and getting plenty of sleep. Hydrate yourself with lots of water. Try to drink water whenever you feel like you’re not getting enough water. This can help to warm you up and keep you hydrated while you’re detoxing. Eat warm and nourishing foods to keep your digestive system moving. Avoid fatty and sugary foods as they can cause digestive issues and make you feel sluggish. Turn off the lights and allow yourself to sleep as much as possible while on this detox. Sleep allows your body to detox while it is in a relaxed state. If you are not able to sleep, try to make sure you are eating warm and nourishing foods so that your body is getting the nutrients it needs while detoxing.


If you’ve been feeling low recently or are feeling isolated or lonely, try staying warm indoors with candle rituals, exercise outdoors, and snuggle up with a pet. Eating comfort food, breathing in the smells of rain and wood smoke, and a natural detox can help to warm you up and give you the energy you need to feel connected to the world again.