I hope you’ve had a good week! My family and I are winding down our extended stay on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and will soon be packing up to return home. We’ve enjoyed a lot of outdoor time on the beach that I hate to have it come to an end.
With the clocks turning back soon and the consistent chill settling in, I feel like I need to store up extra vitamin D and sunny memories for the winter. Given the dire predictions and COVID cases on the rise in most states in the U.S., there seems to be a collective sense of dread of shorter days and less time outside.
I’ve been thinking about ways to prepare for the colder months ahead. For the next few weeks, I’m going to provide creative outlets, ideas and resources to help you power through the next several months with resilience. Hopefully having a plan will temper the angst dread the cooler climes can induce.
Have a great week!
- A reflection on the benefits of walking meditation, an activity that can easily transition into the winter months.
- Suggestions on ways to improve your mood this winter
- The Chicago Architecture Biennial is using creativity to plan its upcoming exhibition, focused on vacant lots
- Writer Gia Tudoran gives ideas for ways to jumpstart your creativity in what can be a frustrating time
- Read about the ways scientists conceptualized creativity when designing a robot who uses AI to create artwork
- An expert in “The Science of Well-Being” discusses ways to increase well-being this winter.
Things to Do Around the World
- This week is Billboard’s 30th annual “Latin Music Week”, with virtual performances, interviews, talks, and celebrity panels available to stream for free
- The Belfast International Arts Festival runs through November 1, with free events available almost entirely online