Ticked off by the cold?
Well, winter is finally upon us. I’ll admit it, I’ve been a bit smug up till now, enjoying balmy off-season Nova Scotia temperatures.
Well, those days are gone!
As we find ourselves plummeting into the low twenties, I’m still smiling, in fact, even hoping it stays cold. Why you ask? Well, I’ve found the glimmer…the silver lining to this cold front.
True fact: Several consecutive days of sub -12 temperatures can harm tick populations. Intense temperature fluctuations during winter such as we’re having now do the most damage. The tick population has been exploding in recent years, primarily because of our warm winters. When it stays warm, they populate. This bout of extreme weather will give them a run for their money.
Please join me in the cold celebration dance, even as the cold blasts of air freeze smiles across our faces.
Where we focus our attention, and how we think about things, truly does impact the manner in which we experience the world. By making equal air time for the good news, we naturally nudge out the bad.
Belinda Seagram, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Executive Director, Landing Strong