In 2014, Kari spent a year conducting research and living as a Fulbright scholar in Tromsø, Norway - a place so far above the Arctic Circle that the sun doesn't rise from November to January. Now, blending scientific evidence with cultural insight, Kari provides concrete strategies for learning to see winter as a time of joy and opportunity. In doing so, she helps people learn to find the possibilities in even the most challenging seasons of life.
What allows some people to view winter as wonderful, when so many people around the world see the season as something to dread? And what can their mindset teach us about finding joy and comfort even in dark times? Kari's research, writing, and speaking about winter has helped people all over the world cultivate the mindset that winter is a season to be enjoyed, not endured.
How To Winter
Kari's first book, How To Winter: Harnessing Your Mindset To Embrace All Seasons of Life, will be published by Penguin Random House in the U.S. and Pan MacMillan in the U.K. in Fall 2024.
Blending cultural insights with evidence-based strategies, this book will help anyone learn to embrace winter and see how their mindsets matter in any challenging season of life.
Scientific Article: Winter is Coming: Wintertime mindset and wellbeing in Norway
The International Journal of Wellbeing
The Norwegian Town Where the Sun Doesn't Rise
Select news coverage
"What is ‘friluftsliv’? How an idea of outdoor living could help us this winter"
The Norwegian Secret To Enjoying A Long Winter
Fast Company - #1 Most Popular Leadership Story, 2015
Combining scientific wisdom with engaging storytelling and actionable strategies, Kari developed the Wintertime Mindset Workshop to help people learn about the power of mindset and find a new way to experience winter. From tech companies to universities and winter festivals to even a bird sanctuary, Kari has helped audiences around the world embrace winter.