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My Battle with Summertime (SAD)ness

By Debbie Miller Even if you’ve never been, there’s one thing everyone knows about Arizona: It can get really, really hot. There have been a few points in my life where the temperature has reached upwards of 120 degrees, but the heat has never really bothered me. Since I was born and raised here, it’s […]

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What does 10,000 lux mean?

There’s an age-old proverb some of you may have heard: 10,000 lux a day keeps the doctor away. Maybe you haven’t heard that, and that’s okay! Because there’s one thing most people who are new to light therapy are wondering: what does 10,000 lux actually mean? Let’s put 10,000 lux into perspective. Light therapy uses […]

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Anxiety During the Summer

Increased anxiety during the summer months is more common than you may think. With higher levels of anxiety, some may also experience things like depression, insomnia and decreased appetite. There are many factors that can have an impact on your levels of stress during the summer. Increased social pressure – Summer time is usually associated […]

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SAD During the Summer

The National Institute of Mental Health defines Seasonal Affective Disorder as “a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons”. Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a type of depression that is primarily associated with the winter months but some also deal with SAD during the summer. This type of depression comes with indicators […]

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Natural Remedies for SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, can effect up to 20% of Americans each year. While it is more common during the winter and mostly effects women, anyone could be battling with the symptoms of SAD. When dealing with seasonal depression, you may experience things like: low energy, anxiety, a drop in your mood […]

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