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How to Beat the Doldrums

I was on a sailing race recently where there was so little wind that it took 20 minutes just to get across the start line. And then it got worse! After two hours, we had gone only a few miles. All the boats were slowly turning around in place - we were literally in the doldrums. The race became a contest of patience - mind over circumstance. We couldn't change the wind but we could choose to stay in the race and make the best of it. Depression is like this. Our lives are sometimes not working for us. We cannot change our situation. We can only somehow deal with our difficulties until our circumstances improve.
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The Role of Sunlight in Depression Treatment

Sunlight - such a powerful resource in our lives in so many ways and it is particularly helpful for combating depression. Many of you who responded to our pool seemed to understand the value of sunlight. At the most basic level, basking in sunlight for just a few minutes can bring on a feeling of well-being and lift our mood.

The reason that sunlight can so easily energize us is that most of us are sunlight deprived. We spend a huge amount of our time indoors - not the environment we were meant to be in so much.

Indoors, in a brightly lit room, the amount of light we are exposed to is 100 times or more, less than what we get on just an average day outside. Even an overcast day it is many times brighter outside than in.   Read More »
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