1. good music usually…black keys, avett brothers, edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros….

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  2. loud music usually helps get me through. :) Hope you’re feeling better now

    -Tsuki

  3. I am feeling down lately. Is there a song out there that without fail always puts a smile on your face?

    I’d love to hear it :).

  4. Volunteer! It’s guaranteed to snap you out of ANY funk you’re in. Even if it’s just donating, researching, encouraging others to participate…

  5. that little photo of the sheep… i love that kind of break-your-heart cuteness on a really bad day!

    i completely understand the desire to turn to your favourite comfort things in harried times, i actually just wrote about it! glad to know you are in better spirits (with the likes of hundreds of supporters here, how could you not?) :)

  6. Buying new snow boots! This New York City winter has left me with some very cold feet indeed!

  7. Hope you are feeling better! January has been such a drag!! Here’s to a great new month!! Thanks for all you do. Your cheerful disposition has often brightened up my day:)
    xo

  8. Remind yourself that it will pass. Emotions come and go like the waves of the ocean. Then do something to make yourself laugh. Sometimes I browse YouTube for Ellen interviews. She’s always good for a laugh. Or Robin Williams standup.

    Meditation too. I have a technique that I know that is quite profound. But with a baby that is hard…

    Also just now that you are doing a great job with your son. All of the love and time you give will pay off. My kids are 7, 12, and 14 now. Wow. It’s so worth all the work. I have 3 best friends for life.

    xxoo

  9. Make a wish-list of all the things that make you happy… :)

  10. I know I’m a little late but I wanted to comment on this post to say I hope you’re in better spirits soon! This time of year is so tricky.. sometimes the winter blues get me out of nowhere.

    Anyway I usually try to spend time with friends (whether it’s going out or having them over for a game or movie). For me, the more people the better! Also, one trick I tried last year that really really worked was leaving my Christmas lights up in the living room until springtime. I think sometimes the abruptness with which the holiday season ends can trigger some bummer moods. Lastly, what I’ve loved doing lately is going out for quiet walks at whatever time of day is my favorite (for me: early early morning or just before sunset). The massive snow piles really transform the neighborhood around me, and it’s fun to explore everything in this new light.

    Hang in there!
    Hilary
    http://togetherinadream.blogspot.com/

  11. It depends on what kind of funk I’m in really!

    School day blues: Fresh air, food and friends.

    Winter blues: Outdoor adventures, crafting and movie nights.

    Last year I did amazing things and this year I have absolutely no money blues: Working out, going to the bookstore, and calling a friend long distance.

    All of these are interchangeable, of course. :p

  12. a bowl of cereal, hot cocoa, a new book….my son would say new socks..that’s a guy for you…

  13. Sitting with my funk in silence. Sometimes just feeling it out and consoling yourself is the loveliest thing – you’re not reliant on anybody or anything. Just you.

  14. I think a living room dance party is the ultimate mood-enhancer. :)

  15. I like to go to the Met for a stroll. It helps me get out of my own head, a bit. Think about bigger things.

  16. bring the baby on an Eataly outing and get some yummy pizza and gelato!

  17. Hugs to you.
    Hope you are back to feeling good soon xxoo abby

  18. According to science (http://www.slate.com/id/2282620/) just admitting that one is in a funk should help, not only yourself but also your readers! So thank you for being so honest!

  19. Someone making me laugh, a chat with a friend, reading my favorite blogs, a walk in the city. Have a great weekend! :)

  20. I usually go for a shower, cup of tea and borrowing someone’s dog … Hope you feel better soon!

  21. i recommend copious cups of fancy, loose leaf teas, followed by painting nails any color you like, buying a trashy magazine, then going out for dinner.

    hope this helps!

    winter is hard.

    x
    Leela

  22. Pinetree Spa at 17th & 6th where i get a 1hr. massage for $45. I’ve, without exception, never had a bad massage there. They’ll even walk on your back! (sometimes I sneak down there from Rock Center on my lunch break. shhh…)

  23. oh the winter blues, you’re not alone, joanna! i loved reading the other comments, look at what a sweet community you’ve created! and that helps everyone with the most important thing, not feeling alone in your blues.

    as for kicking back into cheerful gear – if you can still move, a brisk walk or dancing followed by baking sound good. but if you can’t quite muster that energy yet, i love to have an over-the-phone tea date with my best girl, even better if you can do it in person! xo

  24. oh the winter blues, you’re not alone, joanna! i loved reading the other comments, look at what a sweet community you’ve created! and that helps everyone with the most important thing, not feeling alone in your blues.

    as for kicking back into cheerful gear – if you can still move, a brisk walk or dancing followed by baking sound good. but if you can’t quite muster that energy yet, i love to have an over-the-phone tea date with my best girl, even better if you can do it in person! xo

  25. Change your perspective. Don’t read any more comment! Take baby and go for walk, museum, eat the best apple in the fridge, at the park! Look up at the sky and think about how you are connected to everything in the universe, and soak it all in. OR, think about what your life would be like if you lived 200 years ago, yikes. That always makes me feel better!!