It’s that time of year. Darker and often wetter days, especially in the Pacific Northwest, lead to seasonal mood swings. Here’s how to cope:Stay Active. Keep moving. Exercise helps all. Get Outside. Step into the daylight, breathe in the fresh air. You can feel confined to your space during the winter. Avoid alcohol & Don’t overindulge. When you indulge it can be harder to check in with your internal self. Make time for the important things like being together and enjoying the moment. Be present. Try to notice 5 new things each day and say them aloud to yourself. Turn on the... Read More
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Many of us Pacific Northwesterners consider summer time to be the best time to live here. With our sunny skies, blue waters, blooming gardens, and no end of opportunity no matter your preferred activity, it can be hard to imagine feeling anything other than joyful.
Unfortunately, unlike our kids, health conditions don’t always take the summer off, nor do our day to day stresses, and no matter how nice it might seem outdoors, many of you might be experiencing emotions or moods that don’t seem to fit with what you see outside your window. When it’s a feeling that you can’t seem to... Read More
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