How to cope with the long, cold Covid winter? By enjoying the outdoors

Many of us feel a sense of dread about winter in a pandemic. But if we plan accordingly, we don’t have to just hunker down

This year, the end-of-summer dread feels different. Fears of an impending second wave of coronavirus coinciding with the stress of back-to-school, flu season and increasingly shorter days make for a wicked case of seasonal affective disorder, apocalypse edition. Add to that wildfires ravaging the west, and an upcoming election that in many ways feels like a matter of life and death, and you have a perfect recipe for mass anxiety.

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