EVERY DAY HAS ITS CLOUD

The clouds can get to me.  Their shifting shadows feel ominous, giving me a sense of impending doom.  It feels as if someone is walking on my grave. I'm waiting for the shoe to drop.  It never has....more

true light from true light

The snow has been the primary light source in our apartment this past week. It reflects clean, cool light into the room, curbing my impulse to switch on all the lamps. All morning, I work in its diffuse glow, paying no attention to the flagging sunlight as the day wears on, continuing to read as the room dims and greys....more

Five Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

Have you heard of the SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is and how it can affect your well-being? Unfortunately, the SAD is not a stranger to me, and over the years I’ve developed ways that help me deal with the sad feelings that come with the lack of sun.1)      Go outside whenever you can...more
6) Adjust your diet to the season.more

A Winter's Worth Of Wort

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Have the winter funky dunks?? Info about Seasonal Affective Disorder

It may be disingenuous writing about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) when I am at a Caribbean beach with my wonderful husband, but I truly empathize with those who suffer with this during the winter months and can’t get to a sunny place.  For me, it isn’t about the cold, though I really am not a fan, it is about gloomy days without sun.  I never even liked being in an office without natural light.  Though my productivity during the different seasons of the year wasn’t formally studied, fortunately, I know I did much better when the sun was shining and I could take walking b...more
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A Few SAD Words about Seasonal Affective Disorder

It’s been strange weather in Toronto lately. I came back from Florida to frigidly cold temps and a bunch of snow, and then yesterday, it warmed up to 14C (about 60F) and was raining sheets that melted all the snow. As winters go, this one has been fairly typical. Last winter, we had almost no snow and really oddly warm temperatures. This winter has been rife with snowshowers and cold winds. You get what you get and you don’t get upset when it comes to Canadian weather....more

Winter (or, Seasonal Affective Disorder, I hate you a lot)

I am not a winter person. Given my choice of the seasons, I’ll pick summer every time. I love the heat, and I even love the humidity. I like it when stepping out my front door feels like walking into an oven. I like the sun, the warmth, and the long evenings that are perfect for picnicking or taking your kid to the park or drinking sangria on patios with friends. I love lying in the grass and reading for hours on end. I love summer....more
@Katie Smith Oh thanks! I do take a lot of vitamin d - I read a study somewhere that in Canada, ...more

Light May be the Key to Happiness

Everyone should have one! If only a blindingly bright spray of white artificial light could give us the secret to happiness. That would be wonderful and...well... fanciful....more

Experiencing the Midnight Sun

SAD

It's that time of year again. The days are short, the skies are grey, it's bitter cold out and I'm ready to hibernate.That's right, Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is kicking in. For those unfamiliar with it, it is depression that strikes during the winter months for people who are generally mentally healthy at other times. Symptoms include difficulty waking up in the morning, overeating (especially carbs), withdrawing for social activities, lack of energy, lack of concentration, etc. ...more