Today is the Winter Solstice and it’s the shortest day of the year. It’s also a great day to do a ritual of renewal. Here’s how: Turn off the lights and light some candles, listen to soothing music or sit down with a cup of tea, spend quiet time with those you love or in solitude. Release any and all guilt and offer forgiveness for yourself and others. Use this day to begin the new year on a blank slate.