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4 Gentle Ways to Manage Seasonal Depression

Where have you been all winter? Do you find yourself slinking away from that familiar face across the aisle in the grocery store? Do you find yourself ducking into the chips and pop section for som…

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How Your Date of Birth May Affect Your Mood & Behavior

What is it that makes you a "born pessimist" or "incurable optimist?" Why do some of us feel low more often than others, while some breeze along life with a smile? Of course, the genes we inherit f…

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Cashews to Beat the Blues

Maybe the pharmacy doesn't have to be the first place you stop when you're feeling down-in-the-dumps. A big helping of cashews may be just the ticket when you've got a mild case of the blues. What …

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Resisting Resistance: Letting Go in the Fall

Every year, I resist the change of season. In the fall, I witness nature as it transforms from shades of green into shocking reds and vibrant oranges and impossible hues of red-orange and almost pu…

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9 Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive, and delicious, they have many other benefits for your health. Here are 9: 1.  They are high in vitamin B6.  Vitamin B6 helps reduce the c…

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3 Unexpected Therapies to Improve Mood

When you’re feeling in the dumps, you may put on a song you really like, go out for a jog, or gulp some of your favorite hot cocoa to counteract the negativity. But there are many more ways to improve…

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Do Pets Suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in the winter. With this winter hitting record breaking cold temperatures across much of th…

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10 Tips To Improve Your Winter Mood

By Randy Fritz Don't Let SAD Get You Down In winter time when the days are short, many people (mostly women) suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD was once thought of as a "silly…

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When Christmas Turns Two Shades Too Blue

‘Twas 14 days before Christmas when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even Whiskers, our caged mouse. The stockings are still in a crate, and it looks like St. Nick is running lat…

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Are You SAD? Natural Treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Fall is here—and for many adults, so is seasonally triggered depression. As many as 10 percent of Americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or winter depression, especially in the North…

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