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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) & the Dead of Winter

Over the years I’ve noticed there are three or four weeks every winter when people seem to feel extraordinarily low, and we are now in the midst of them. During the last couple weeks of January, folks always start to come into my office with a… continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) & the Dead of Winter

Holiday Daze: Understanding the Stress of the Season

We all wish our winter holidays to be a time for celebrating, happiness, thankfulness, and togetherness. By October, we’ve started to form expectations – fantasies about gifts, family, and friends. But often those aren’t met. We’ll feel resentful, hurt, and disappointed. Here are a few… continue reading Holiday Daze: Understanding the Stress of the Season

How to beat those winter blues

In Michigan, the shortest day of the year has less than nine hours of daylight. It’s easy to fall into the mood of the climate when there are so many days of cold, cloud covered skies. Seasonal Affective Disorder, also referred to as winter blues… continue reading How to beat those winter blues