Starcat’s Favorites: Savoring the Hygge

It’s deep winter, here in the northern hemisphere. It’s either face-numbingly cold, or some form of icy water is falling from the sky.

This isn’t a complaint, truly, despite my (ahem) tricky relationship with winter. It simply means that it’s time for some hygge.

I’d be surprised if you hadn’t heard of hygge by now, but it’s a Danish concept that essentially means snuggling up and staying cozy during the cold season. To me, it means keeping some of the faerie lights up after the winter holidays, wrapping myself in fuzzy blankets, and cuddling with lap cats.

I’m enjoying the need to stay inside. Hot chai tea, vegetable soups, and long books are elements of savoring the hygge. So is sleeping longer than usual, and taking time to rest more often. Listening to jazz. Doing yoga in my pajamas. Watching the Great British Baking Show.

What about you? What do you love to do when you’re cozying up during the cold times?

Here are some fun and interesting things to read (or watch) while you’re snuggling up:

My partner BlackLion, who as it happens is of Danish ancestry and loves hygge, is premiering a brand-new Star Trek Adventures playthrough series called Tales of the USS Medusa. I’m one of the players – my character is Lt. Commander M’Niri Vrttm. We had a blast playing this RPG last summer, and now BlackLion made it into a show! So fun. Check it out right over here.

I was feeling like 2022 started off very slowly, in terms of taking steps toward my goals. But there’s a reason for that – the natural cycles of energy. This, as it turns out, is the true New Year!

Speaking of the moon (you did see that last link, right?), I love this look at fantasy novels that feature lunar themes.

Looking for something new to read as you cuddle up? Here’s a fun list for your literary pleasure.

I love Jeannette Maw’s Good Vibe blog. Here are her 3 Core Skills Every Conscious Creator Needs.

Are you an entrepreneur or business owner? Wanna be a millionaire? You just have to do some math – don’t worry, you’ve got this!

Here’s an interesting take on preventing procrastination.

I haven’t tried making these vegan biscuits yet, but I’m thinking they’d be lovely hygge fare to go with my soup. Also, there’s a cool new lodging website specifically for vegetarians & vegans (and those who want to check out plant-based eating). Sounds very yummy…

Have a lovely weekend!





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