Self care at this time of year can take many forms, and there is no right or wrong way to do it. Some general principles do apply however: adequate sleep and nourishing food are especially important in this darkest part of the year, as are warming black and green teas .
A vitamin D supplement is a really good idea as we see fewer daylight hours, however this is not recommended for everyone and you should consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
As always seasonal, local produce will always be favourable and warming slow-cooked dishes are best at this time of year.
Nourishing the mind should be a priority for holistic health: winter is a great time for self-reflection, inward-looking and quiet contemplation. That strange period of time between Christmas and New Year can be a challenging in many ways, returning to more usual eating habits and sleeping habits around these days is a good idea but be sure to be respectful and patient with yourselves if at first you don't succeed. Take advantage of these cosy nights and curl up with your favourite book!