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‘Green’ Ways To Help With The Winter Blues


Here in Canada, where our winter can last five months of the year, it isn’t hard to imagine that some of us can get what is commonly called the ‘winter blues.’ The clinical term for the extremes of this disorder is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Both ‘green’ design and interior design can help you get […]

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Tips For A Happier Year


Many people feel a slump in their mood after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. The expectations of holiday events, the joy of spending time with loved ones and the frantic chaos can lead to a feeling of let down with the new year. It is important to check your emotional well-being and […]

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Winter Blues and Post Holiday Depression


The way your body reacts to the seasons is controlled by a very old and primitive part of the brain that is about the size of a walnut. It’s called the hypothalamus. Janis Anderson, director of the Seasonal Affective Disorders Clinical Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, likens it to a cluttered central clearing house, […]

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How to Handle Those Fast Approaching Winter Blues


We’ve turned back the clocks. Scarves and tuques are coming out of their back-of-the-closet hibernation. Retail stores will be playing Jingle Bells over their sound systems any day now. What’s that, George R. R. Martin? Winter is coming? Yeah, we get it. For some ‘tis the season to be jolly but for others ‘tis quite […]

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The ABC’s of Genuine Happiness


        Happiness, gladness or joy is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Happiness is a fuzzy concept that can mean many different things to different people. But one thing is for certain, we all need a little happiness in […]

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