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Make winter a wonderland!

Winter…what a wonderful time of year! Another season and another reason to be grateful for what Mother Nature and mankind have to offer to fill our lives with joy and wonderment.

Each season has a special beauty and meaning that only belongs to itself. As with other seasons, we all have different reasons why we love or dread a specific season.

What does winter have to offer? Some of the best holidays of the year – Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, and New Year’s Day- bring family and friends together to celebrate and make new memories, just to mention a few.

Besides all these special holidays, who can deny the beauty of a gentle, quiet snowfall blanketing everything around us – the warmth of cozying with a loved one on a cold winter’s night – hot chocolate – gliding down a slope on a sled – skiing – snowballs – winter sports – all the special wonderment that winter has to offer.

And that’s all for the colder regions. There are so many benefits that apply to all regions!

Winter….the end of one year and the beginning of another. A time to reflect on the past and look forward to a new beginning.

In 2023, we all had to cope with news of world events, such as war, earthquakes, fires, political dissent, and whatever personal problems we all had to deal with. But, as one year ends another begins, giving us pause to reflect upon the good and whatever adversities one had to face for the past year, but also, the hopes for a better world and a better life.

We wish you a happy, healthy 2024!

(A number of people have asked us about seasonal affective disorder (SAD). If you have questions about this or are suffering from SAD, the Coping Counselors at the Center for Coping are always here to help. Don’t hesitate to call us for a free initial consultation to help you with any seasonal changes, or anything else for which you might want support or coping strategies.)


Coping Quote Corner

This section of E-Cope is dedicated to all the famous, or not-so-famous people who have been quoted all through history and in present times, giving us little tidbits of life that move us, inspire us, and make us ponder about ourselves, our lives, our relationships, or life in general.

Sometimes, it’s just one little sentence that can make us stop and think and give us the wisdom to find ways to cope with whatever life throws our way. Whether these words be serious, or humorous, they have withstood the test of time.

We hope you will find just the right quote to help you cope with whatever you are going through on your journey.

The quotes below are specific to winter, and we hope you will find just the right one to help you weather the winter season and warm your heart and soul with all the beauty nature has to offer.

Coping Quotes

  • “He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.” John Burroughs – American naturalist and nature essayist
  • “The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different.” J.B. Priestley – English novelist
  • “What fire could ever equal the sunshine of a winter’s day?” Henry David Thoreau – American naturalist and essayist
  • “Winter forms our character and brings out our best.” Tim Allen – American comedian – actor
  • “How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose if there were no winter in our year!” Thomas Wentworth Higginson – Advocate of women’s rights – editor and author
  • “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” Anton Chekhov – Russian playwright and short story writer
  • “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand, and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home.” Edith Sitwell – British poet
  • “Wisdom comes with winters.” Oscar Wilde – Irish poet and playwright
  • “There’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special.” Carol Rifka Brunt – American novelist


Our “What’s New” page is where you’ll find the latest information on our programs, meetings, and events, workshops, news, articles, tips, links to new podcast episodes, and other special items.

For example, you can learn about:

  • The latest “Coping Conversations” podcast, hosted by Dr. Phillips. Want to know who’s the guest celebrity or expert? Click here!
  • Upcoming presentations and special programs.
  • Our free monthly support groups.
  • New courses, books, or materials that can be helpful.
  • Our state-of-the-art biofeedback services. Want to learn more? Click here.
  • Our specialized services for children, adolescents, and families. Want to learn more? Click here.
  • And much, much more…

Here’s what else to be aware of… at the moment:

* Our popular Coping Course…

Have you been diagnosed with a medical condition? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure what to do next? Our new free course can help!

  • The course is called, “Newly Diagnosed With A Medical Illness? What To Do Right Now!” and it’s presented by our director, Dr. Phillips.
  • It contains tips and strategies that you can implement to begin the process of helping yourself to move forward.
  • You’ll also learn information about a premium course containing even more tips and strategies.

For information or to sign up for the free mini-course, click here.

* Our helpful Coping Questionnaires…

  • Our free Coping Questionnaires are an easy way to discover more about yourself and what aspects of your life you might like to improve.
  • We currently offer free questionnaires about stress, parenting, and living with illness.

For information about our questionnaires, click here.

* Resources

  • Check out the latest resources (articles, books, questionnaires, and more) on our Resources page

* Special COVID alert!…

  • Despite the ending of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Coping Counselors at the Center for Coping are all continuing to provide telephone and video sessions, in addition to face-to-face appointments.
  • Our Coping Counselors are also available to do free, initial consultations with any new individuals who could benefit from coping strategies during this difficult time.

For information, call us at (516) 822-3131, or email us at info@coping.com

In other news…

* Our Podcast…

We encourage you to listen to Dr. Phillips’ popular podcast, “Coping Conversations.” This podcast, featuring interviews with interesting, informative, and popular celebrities and experts, is based on his long-time radio show, available since 1991! Recent episodes include an archived show with radio and television host Joe Franklin and a new show with “The Newlywed Game” host Bob Eubanks. Since 2019, the show has been available on most popular podcast apps, including:

Click here for more information about the podcast, including a list of many previously interviewed celebrities and experts.

* Receive, via e-mail, our free, online newsletter, E-Cope…

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* Find the Center for Coping on social media…

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* Dr. Phillips’ latest books:

Newly Diagnosed? Now What? 153 Strategies to Help You Take Action and Cope After Your Medical Diagnosis
Coping Press

Coping With Lupus, 4th Edition
Penguin Putnam/Avery

Lupus Q & A: Everything You Need To Know, 3rd Edition” (with Robert Lahita, MD)
Penguin Putnam/Avery

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