Winter’s Payoff

By Allan Richter

November/December 2013

Just as December is a necessary precursor to January, and winter to spring, one school of thought is that we must embrace and learn to deal with the parts of us that do not necessarily reflect our best selves to bring out the parts that do. That’s one theme that emerged in my conversation with actor and now children’s author Jim Carrey. “Dark is funny. Dysfunction is funny,” Carrey said in an emotionally accessible interview from Atlanta, where he is filming “Dumb and Dumber To.” Carrey has viewed life through a spiritual lens for years but is just now making that side of himself public in a big way. You can read more about Carrey in “How Jim Carrey Rolls”.

Sure, the coming cold season, with its shorter days, has gotten such a bad rap for the depression it sometimes brings that the term “winter blues” has become a cliche. How about “winter’s opportunity” or “winter’s payoff” instead? Family gatherings, holidays, and spiritual and material gifts make the season one to look forward to with great anticipation.

To help you decide on some of the latter, turn to our Holiday Gift Guide for some suggestions on gifts that will help you promote wellness and bring smiles to the faces of your loved ones.
With the rising popularity of all things gluten-free, especially among those who are wheat-intolerant and those looking to improve their health in general, see “Savoring Gluten-Free Holidays”.

On your way to the gluten-free piece, take a look at the tips on living longer, so you can enjoy many more winters to come.

Good health!

 

Allan Richter, Associate Publisher & Editor

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