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.
Light is essential - we need it to live, and yet, many of us don’t get the amount of daylight we need to function well. Light deprivation typically indicates a situation in which a person is completely deprived of any daylight. However, while many in modern society do experience decreased exposure to daylight, it isn’t absolute - we call this relative daylight deprivation.
You have likely heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, especially if you live in areas with decreased daylight hours during the fall and winter months. Even if you have heard about it, it can be confusing to know what’s true and what is simply an “I heard that it was …..” Here are some common SAD myths..
It seems like such a simple thing - a smile. We smile when we are expressing happiness, excitement, contentment. We do it when we meet new people, spend time with friends, colleagues, and family. We even smile when we don’t necessarily want to smile, when we aren’t feeling like smiling. For such a common gesture, it's pretty important! Here are 5 fun facts about your smile...