Don't wait until VALENTINE'S DAY to SHARE some Love!

Dr. Tisa Muhammad Love SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder

During the Fall/Winter Season, so many people find themselves feeling depressed. This is not only due to the holiday stress and financial obligations some may feel in providing gifts during Christmas, but also due to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  
 
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
According to the Mayo Clinic, Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. 

Our inability, as creatures of the sun, to bask in the sunshine every day not only causes us to lose access to naturally healthy levels of Vitamin D, but it also leads some of us to experience feelings of hopelessness, loneliness,  depression, apathy, low energy, insomnia, weight gain or increased appetite, sluggishness, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, etc.
SAD can be relieved and alleviated once we become aware of the issues, because there are various natural treatments for SAD which include Sun-gazing, Light Therapy (Phototherapy), Psychotherapy and in some severe cases, medication. 

Please make it a point this season to check on someone you love.  By taking some time out to make a friendly call, stopping by for a quick Wellness Check on a friend; sharing words of encouragement or even a kind smile with a stranger can go a long way during these cold, dreary months.
 
February is not only a month of Love or Remembrance, but it is also a month of Wellness, just like every other month in the year-- Share it with someone you Love-- Every day, not just on Valentine's Day.
  
Wishing you the Abundance of
Peace,  
Blessings  & Love,
Be Well!
 


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