You CAN keep summer alive.

by Liza Leeds November 05, 2014

Autumn is a great time--especially if you live in Massachusetts-- what with the colorful foliage and crisp blue skies.

Many mourn the ending of those lazy, hazy days of summer; in fact, one person said, when talking about the return to standard time, “I’d gladly forfeit that extra hour of sleep for more sunlight.”

Here’s the good news-- you CAN keep summer alive, even when the temperatures dip into the 20s.

Indulge in taffy: Yes, you heard right. Most of us think of it as something you only eat in summer, at the beach, or on boardwalks. But at Hebert Candies, we keep it all year long, with such yummy flavors as eggnog, apple cinnamon or cranberry. While you’re at it, have some of our ice cream.

Surround yourself with nature: Keep your home filled with plants and flowers, and don’t think you need to wait till spring for outdoor flowers: grow a few winter-blooming perennials and shrubs in your backyard. Live in a small space or urban environment? Try container or vertical gardens or even a window box.

Got light? Let’s face it—those increased darker hours can really wreak havoc with us. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that typically occurs each year during fall and winter, can be combated with Light Therapy Boxes.  The Light Therapy boxes mimic outdoor lighting, and can be bought at hardware and home stores or online. Exercise outdoors. A run or hike, tobogganing, cross country skiing or some other winter sport is good for body, mind and soul.

Liza Leeds
Liza Leeds


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