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‘Tis the Season to Take Care of Your Health

The major holidays fall during the cold months of the year. We get shorter days. It is cold. There is less daylight. Some people may experience tiredness, sadness, or seasonal affective disorder. Others love the winter and cannot get enough of it. Regardless of whether we can't wait for spring or we're snow lovers, many people experience a certain level of stress as we physically and mentally adjust to the changing weather and as we prepare for and celebrate the holidays. The stress… [Read More]

Winter: What is it Good For? Absolutely … Something

Hi, my name is Corinna and I am a Floridian. This is where you would say "Hi, Corinna!" back, and I would dive into my soliloquy of how I hit rock bottom, which is what you might call "winter." I moved to Maryland last year, and I've gotten used to putting Old Bay on my French fries and knowing that you will forever be defined by your allegiance to the Ravens or Redskins. However, what I haven't figured out yet is how everyone here and across the rest of the country just accepts the f… [Read More]

Seasonal Affective Disorder: When Feeling Sad is More than Just Sad

It's the time of year when joyful music is piped into every store in America, decorative lights adorn houses in every neighborhood, stockings are hung with care, and presents are shopped for and then wrapped with love for the people we care most about. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Except for when it is anything but the most wonderful time of the year. For some people, this time of year is also associated with feelings of depression, tension, and stress, as well as … [Read More]

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