Surviving Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder can be a pain, but it doesn’t have to be! With a few simple tips, you’ll sail through the dark days of winter (or at least feel better about it).  One of my diagnoses is Seasonal Affective Disorder. You’ve probably heard of it at least once or twice, but basically it means that since I don’t get enough sun during the winter months, my brain chemistry goes all screwy and I’m more likely to be depressed. Most people like me just call it SAD (Worst. acronym. ever. As if I need the reminder that I feel like crap during the lack of daylight savings time.) Luckily, through the years, and especially the last two years, I’ve picked up a few tricks for my toolbox that make things a bit easier for me. Start a countdown – Remember those paper chains you used to make as a kid?…

I think it’s kind of appropriate that it’s Mental Health Awareness month and I’ve decided to hop back into the writing fray. Writing – not blogging – a…