“February” may offer some guidance on how to make the most of the winter doldrums. Our modern month is descended from “Februarius,” the month in the Roman Calendar named for the practice of februum, which means “purification.” The Romans were into cleanses long before juicing was a twinkle in the L.A. eye. The Romans’ “purifying” rituals ranged from sprinkling their homes with roasted grains and salt, to having nude priests whip bystanders to promote fertility. Suffice to say, the Roman concept of cleansing was wide-ranging.
So as we enter this final stretch of February, my recommendation is to take this very general “purifying” approach toward all areas of life.