It’s the season premiere of HRN Happy Hour! We ease into the new year by admitting that sometimes it’s really hard to be happy in the middle of winter. For many, January is a brutal mix of post-holiday exhaustion, New Year resolution pressure, terrible weather, and seasonal affective disorder. We welcome a guest who is always vocal about mental health and the perfect person to talk about self-care techniques during this often-difficult time of year: Kat Kinsman!

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Kat is the Senior Food and Drinks Editor at Time Inc.’s all-breakfast site Extra Crispy, the author of Hi, Anxiety: Life With a Bad Case of Nerves, a Certified Barbecue Judge, and a proud member of the Southern Foodways Alliance. She pulls up a chair and joins us for citrusy mocktails (it’s Dry January after all), shares some of the latest news at Extra Crispy, and gives us her New Orleans food and drink playbook so we can look forward to warmer days ahead!

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Buddha’s Hand: One of Kat’s favorite citrus fruits

Our theme song is “Suns Out Guns Out” by Concord America.
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