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Winter Blues by Dr Norman Rosenthal - guide to Seasonally Affective Disorder

Book Review: Winter Blues: Everything You Need To Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder

I first read Winter Blues by Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal back in the 1980’s when the first edition was printed. It quickly became a bestseller as people were hungry for information about this newly discovered diagnosis, Seasonal Affective Disorder. Some of us have trouble in the fall as the days shorten and the days become grayer. My mother used to phone me periodically with “the blues”. She’d say, “I don’t know why I’m so blue. There’s no reason.” We’d talk for a while but I felt helpless to help her. (more…)

autumn updated planter

Updating My Planter For Autumn Simple & Cheap Changes

One of the simplest things I do in making seasonal changes in my home is to update one planter with trim and artificial flowers.  Last November, I purchased this very pretty planter at Sam’s Club with small green houseplants and a small poinsettia in the middle. Perfect for the holiday season. The poinsettia died several weeks later and I replaced it with artificial flowers.