My husband always says to me, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inadequate clothing.” To which my usual reply is, “That’s absolutely and utter bullshit, it’s frigid outside and it makes me want to die.”
Okay a little dramatic I know, but my spirit animal is cozy and I like hot tea and fuzzy slippers and warm baths and my husband seems to get off on cold hard steel and I just don’t get it, okay?
But I want an expansive mindset that enables me to go or live anywhere so I’m learning to appreciate all that nature has to offer.
My husband’s family is in Michigan, and if you know anything about that state, the running joke is “Don’t like the weather? Wait a minute.”
But when there is a beautiful day, they enjoy it.
The whole summer is spent outside. They spend time really curating their yards, which are forests, making it an even more beautiful and welcome place to be.
Maybe all the gloomy days make the sunny days even brighter.
So how do we pass on the gift of appreciating nature and all that it entails, regardless of its temperature?
That’s what we’re talking about today.
Our guest is Linda McGurk, journalist, blogger, and author of the parenting memoir “There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids” (from Friluftsliv to Hygge).
We Will Learn
- How to adopt the scandinavian’s relationship with nature
- How to change your mindset around bad weather
- The little known benefits of unstructured nature play
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