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Survival of the fittest in arctic Nodak

As I have gotten older, I have become less fond of the winter up north. Don't get me wrong, I still find it breathtakingly beautiful but -60 below windshield its hard to win anyone over with that sentence. Some might say well instead of complaining about it why don't you just move....Well I am all up for relocation to a sunny beach side community but that isn't in the realm of reality currently.

So how do you beat the winter time blues besides a prescription for Zoloft..Just kidding no offense was meant there, I just think I am really funny. I for one need some fresh air everyday, staying cooped up in the house pushes me over the edge. I also think having living greenery in the house is very therapeutic for overall mental stability during these long months of winter. Whether its a traditional houseplant or a hanging succulent terrarium get some green in your life! For everyone out there that kills most things they try and grow inside don't feel bad I manage to kill plants all the time and I consider myself to be a plant expert but nobody is perfect....right?

Everybody, stay warm and safe this week as the cold weather gets brutally colder. Snuggle up with your favorite blanket and snuggle buddies , with a side of coffee or hot tea its good for the soul.


The Plant Nerd (aka Melissa Grilley)

Share some of your tips for staying ahead of the winter blues in the comments!

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