My Story: Dawn & Her Special Light

My Story: Dawn & Her Special Light

Winter...the time of year I seriously dread the most. I love snowy days for Christmas but honestly that’s about it!!

I live in a small town in B.C., Canada where we tend to have long, cold, dark, snowy days. Sunlight is a foreign thing that everyone is craving. It gets to a point where it feels like winter will never ever end (depressing, right?)! 

I didn’t realize my mood was effected as the days got darker - it was my husband, Scott, who mentioned Winter Blues to me. At first, I was insulted that he thought I was that bad and then denial totally kicked in, thinking you’re insane that’s not me.

I didn’t realize how much my mood would shift and the miserable mama I would be. Once he mentioned it to me, I started paying closer attention and doing some research and I realized he was right.

I didn’t want to do fun things as a family. The idea of going outside seriously made me want to crawl under a blanket and hide. As a mom of two active kids, I just did it, but was miserable.

I didn’t know what to do honestly and just felt that I was forever going to just struggle though winter. What else was there really to do? I can’t afford to run to the tropics every winter! 

Recently, after talking with my best friend Morgan about it, I learned about HappyLight®.  She told me about all the benefits and what a difference it made in her life! I knew right then that I needed to try this as I didn’t want momzilla out all winter. We aren’t into the super dark winter days yet, but I’m so thankful that I’m starting ahead of time and can feel the difference already.

My kids call it my “special” light and I am so ready to enjoy a brighter, happier, calmer winter. I know my family will thank my HappyLight® during those gloomy days!!

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About Dawn

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Dawn is a stay-at-home mom to two wonderful young children!  When she isn't taking care of her family, she spends her time volunteering on the Parent Advisory Committee at the school and as the team mom for all of the sports teams her children participate in.  She also loves to read, craft, and spend time with family and friends.  You can follow her on instagram at life.as.dawn






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