After several weeks of winter mood doldrums, I have finally gotten back to taking lake walks in the mornings. Once I got out there, I couldn't figure out why I had stopped — it was so incredibly beautiful! Laziness probably. Seasonal depression certainly. Movement and being in nature are antidotes but getting out there can be a real challenge. It helps that my husband loves winter. I just need to follow in his wake as he heads out the door. Our pup Zorro too is a positive influence — if we humans got half as excited as dogs do at the prospect of a walk, we would all be healthier for it!
Lisa MacMartin is the owner of Heartfelt, a crafting shop and studio in Southwest Minneapolis.