It’s a new year, and for many of us that means gray skies and cold weather. In this episode, we chat about survival techniques: theme words for 2017, how to stay cozy (hygge), and embracing warm, nourishing foods. Sonja has a fireside chat with recurring guest Melissa Coleman of The Fauxmartha, and we share soup recipes, book picks, and workout recommendations to keep you going through the winter months.


Melissa Coleman is The Fauxmartha: Website | Instagram | Facebook


Our podcast about “hygge” was Episode 3



Tomato artichoke lentil stew | A Couple Cooks

Creamy coconut curry pantry soup | A Couple Cooks

Sweet potato soup with harissa and greens | A Couple Cooks

Pomegranate spice “hygge” cocktail | A Couple Cooks



11/22/63 | Stephen King

The Book Thief | Markus Zusak


Workout videos:

Best Abs Ever | Rebecca Louise

45-Minute Cardio + Toning Workout | Jeanette Jenkins

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