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What brings you comfort through the long winter months?


Fireplaces, blankets, hot soup, old movies . . .

Passion in the Medical Profession | February 24, 2023 | <1 min read


Dr. Jillian Bybee

As much outside time as we can manage (even in the cold and snow), comfort food (bought or cooked), hot beverages (including afternoon tea or hot chocolate), and reading by the fire. Plus a sauna whenever I can, and a sun lamp in the dark mornings.

Dr. Sandra Burke

Turmeric lattes, sunset walks, and budding trees are my favorite things as winter turns to spring.

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Dr. Eric Last

The promise of springtime and the magical feeling when you realize that every day, our dose of daylight is up-titrating!

Dr. Zed Zha

My pup and writing. (Also I’m in Texas so there isn’t a long winter month lol.)

Dr. Richard Schaefer, Johns Hopkins Medicine


Dr. Mike Fingerhood, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Exercising inside after work when the weather’s bad.

Dr. Frank Cacace

Knowing pitchers and catchers are on the way. Double blankets and a good book. Soup, simmering low and slow.

Dr. Richard Wardrop

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger–something better, pushing right back.”–Camus

Dr. Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, Mass General

Warm blankets and a fire in the fireplace.

Dr. Colleen Christmas, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Soup. Love soup and once we hit the end of fall it is soup season.

Dr. Aline Charabaty, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Good wine and a black and white movie by the fire.