By Princeton Global

Published February 9, 2023

We wanted to share some things that are helping us to make it through the Winter Doldrums:

Nyda Bannerman – “Football is a great distraction from everyday life and not-so-sunny days. My granddaughter (see picture below) brings light to my being – she is always smiling and happy. I also try to come from a place of gratitude rather than allowing life to be so heavy. Since my surgery in December, creating the healthiest diet possible has helped brighten my mood too.”

Tara Bansal – “Books and reading – Reading is my escape. It is one of my favorite things to do. And also walking outside – During COVID, I started walking more. I walk outside for 45 – 60 minutes three or four days per week. Even when it is cold and rainy, I go for my walks. I love watching how the landscape changes gradually with the change of the seasons. I love being outside and moving my body.”

Paul Gerard – “Planning for the solar eclipse in Taos, NM on October 14.”

Dan Hanley – “A warm cup of coffee from Dunkin Donuts and dreaming of sitting on the beach of Lavalette.”

Joel Heymsfeld – “Looking forward to pitchers and catchers arriving at baseball spring training.”

Fran Keene – “During this season, when I don’t get to ride my bike every day, I take my 5-year-old Golden Retriever (BRODY) for two walks a day through historic Washington Crossing Park. Brody gets to see many other dogs and lots of deer. It has also been a great season for watching my favorite NFL team, The Philadelphia Eagles.”

Paul Lebowitz – “My new home has a delivery scheduled for the end of February after a 16-month wait due to supply chain issues. I have to agree with Joel about baseball. I have my spring training games awaiting.”

Brendan McPoyle – “The Birds!” (The Philadelphia Eagles)

Richard Moseley – “Adopting our third rescue dog, Peanut! He is adding some much-needed energy and joie de vivre to our household.”  Pictured below: L-R Donut, Peanut, Jelly, Richard

Joe Schreiner – “Watching the Eagles run to the Super Bowl this season has provided a much-needed break from studying for my upcoming CFA exam on the weekends.”

Brett Shaver – “Following the pandemic and too many New Jersey winter days at home, I am traveling more in early 2023. Both cold and warm weather getaways include a family ski trip to Colorado and a friends’ golf trip to Florida.”

Rob Spadaford – “Last weekend, my family went snow tubing at Blue Mountain. We love making travel memories. And also, on any given Winter night, you can find me painting waves and restoring furniture in my studio.”

George Wislar – “I have a 4.5-mile walk I love, especially on sunny days, and I try to do it 3 to 4 times a week. My walk includes land preserved by Seward Johnson and St. Michael’s Preserve, which once was an orphanage. (see picture below). Most evenings, I spend an hour practicing the 4 or 5 songs for the upcoming Sunday service on my bass guitar.”



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