As the seasons change, so does our mental health! Winter is usually something we think about just getting through, surviving until we see the spring buds pop up, but what if we changed that? What if we decided to embrace winter and give it the warmest welcome we could? Maybe we’d start to see opportunities for walks under the stars with snowflakes falling gently on our faces, mugs of hot chocolate or cider while curled up on the couch, discovering new crafts or hobbies that will bring us joy, and lacing up skates to go and explore a community outdoor rink with friends. If we treat this as an opportunity to connect with not only friends and family but also ourselves – we will thrive this winter and bring some sparkly to what can be a dark time that has a drain on our emotions this winter. This doesn’t mean it will be perfect and winter can absolutely still take a toll on our mental health, but making small changes like changing our mindset and being more accepting can only help our journey through winter.