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  • Winter depression, lost motivation and seasonal affective disorder
    Winter depression, lost motivation and seasonal affective disorder
    The changes of the seasons brings with it, it's own set of challenges. In most cases we become accustomed to the changing seasons and simply make adjustments to compensate. In the winter for instance, someone who has a goal or wants to...
  • Seasonal Affective Dissorder conditions caused by lack of sunlight
    Computer use induced depressive emotions feel like Seasonal Affective Disorder
    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a depressive disorder felt during the winter months when the availability of sunlight both in terms of intensity and duration of sunlight hours is low.Many people become deficient in a class of biochemicals...
  • Balancing the dark with light: Goodbye Robin Williams
    Balancing the dark with light: Goodbye Robin Williams
    In reading Facebook posts this morning, one after another mentions how sad it is that Robin Williams died. And indeed, it is unfortunate that we will no longer have his talents around to lift us up. But we can also focus on the joy and laughter he...
  • Caregivers are advocates
    Caregivers are advocates
    It is often difficult to allow a person to come into our inner most private lives and do things for us that we have done for ourselves all of our adult lives. And this becomes especially true when that person is a child we raised to adulthood....
  • Avoidant personality disorder
    Anxious personality disorder
    Anxious personality disorder, formally known as avoidant personality disorder, is listed by the American Psychiatric Association as one of three “Cluster C" or Anxious personality disorders. The other two being dependent personality...
  • SAD, Winter blues:  Disorder or normal seasonal response?
    SAD, Winter blues: Disorder or normal seasonal response?
    Winter blues weren't given much serious thought until the 1980s. It was then that Norman E. Rosenthal and his colleagues at the National Institute of Mental Health studied and named the seasonal response. Perhaps generations before then, folks...
  • SAD-Seasonal Affective Disorder, Winter time blues
    Get rid of Seasonal Affective Disorder fast
    It’s that time of year again when most of us feel cooped up and sometimes sad. It’s winter and we all get the winter time blues occasionally.Train your brain to focus on the positives in life. Use positive affirmations and write them...
  • Helping your pooch through Midwestern winters
    Helping your pooch through Midwestern winters
    Are you afraid that after being cooped up at home with little source of exercise that your pooch will have a pooch by spring? With the Midwest having crazy cold temps (today’s high could potentially reach a whopping 12 degrees!), it is not...
  • Better communication for a happier, healthier relationship
    Better communication for a happier, healthier relationship
    Communication is an important part of a great relationship. Trust is often born from open and honest communication and the way to help it grow is to keep it up. Sometimes the truth hurts, but in a relationship, your partner needs to know what...
  • Gorse
    Natural help for the winter doldrums
    The gifts have been given. The cookies have been eaten. The tree is down...the menorah away. Now the long part of winter comes. Even though we have made it past the "shortest" day of the year (shortest daylight hours), we still have a...
  • Porsha Stewart
    ‘RHOA’ star Porsha Stewart struggles to watch the show due to divorce
    “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Stewart may be fully divorced now from Kordell Stewart, but one can imagine that she feels the pain of her divorce as she is watching herself grieving over her failed marriage. The cameras...
  • Winter snow in Minneapolis
    Can biology explain the “winter blues” mood disorder?
    With the recent decrease in temperatures, waning daylight, and growing snow banks it’s becoming apparent that winter is coming to Minnesota. While many people look forward to the change in seasons, a portion of the population also...
  • Light Therapy Visor combat Seasonal Affective Mood Disorder
    Light Therapy Visor combat Seasonal Affective Mood Disorder
    SAD the dark and often dreary winter days are upon us now, which can lead to too much time indoors. The symptoms can be mild to severe, from weight gain, sadness and depression to completely disabling your sex drive.What is needed is a dose of...
  • Lotus mind
    Ease The Winter Blues
    When morning comes do you just want to hit the snooze button and pull the covers over your head? Are you sad, gaining weight, losing interest in things, no motivation? For those sensitive to the changes in seasons and waning light every year you...
  • Women suffer more from Seasonal Affective Disorder than men
    How light therapy may help women with Seasonal Affective Disorder
    As the days grow shorter, and the nights grow longer,you may begin to feel tired, lack motivation and suffer from depression. Although depression is a common medical condition which affects many people, a disorder called Seasonal Affective...