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It's Solstice! Time for a Break!

It's Solstice! Time for a Break!

By Marcia Quackenbush, MS, MFT, MCHES | December 21, 2018
Senior Editor, ETR

ETR is about to jump into its annual holiday break period. After our offices close today, our staff will be off duty until January 2, 2019. Our blog will go quiet during this time, too.

Last year, our CEO Vignetta Charles wrote a beautiful end-of-year post. I love it. This year? “What she said.”

She encouraged us to celebrate with joy, restore our hearts and connect with others.

But this is my favorite line of that post: There has never been a more important time for us to stand together, connect with the good, and change the world. Still true.

Today’s winter solstice coincides with a (nearly) full moon and the Ursid meteor shower. That full moon-winter solstice overlap thing won’t happen again until 2094. So even if you don’t get to watch spectacular northern lights in a remote northern wilderness like the person in the picture accompanying this post, you’re experiencing something special this very moment.

May you have wonderful and memorable experiences as we transition to our new year.


Marcia Quackenbush, MS, MFT, MCHES, is Senior Editor at ETR. She has never seen the northern lights in real life, but she sure likes the pictures. She can be reached at


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