Monthly Archives: December 2018

SAD Winter Blues

SAD Winter Blues

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is when depression worsens with changing seasons. 10%-20% of depression sufferers are affected in this way. It is not yet fully understood how these changes affect mental health but most theories involve sleep patterns, thyroid levels, and melatonin – a chemical released in the body to signal sleepiness.

Meditation, Mindfulness, Relief

Meditation, Mindfulness, Relief

Meditation, Minfulness, Relief – …but most research concerns “mindfulness.” This involves awareness and acceptance of body sensations, thoughts, and moods.