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How to Stop Feeling SAD this Winter

Stop Feeling Sad By Jen Armstrong

It’s easy to feel SAD at this time of year. And no, I don’t mean actually sad (boohoo), but the mental health condition, Seasonal Affective Disorder. According to the mental health charity MIND, the reasons for why people suffer from SAD during the autumn and winter months is unclear, but a combination of the effects of reduced light levels, a disrupted body clock, low serotonin levels, and high melatonin levels, could all be triggers that set off this condition.

Living in a temperate climate like our own, we can relish the changes of the seasons, and the contrasts that each one brings. For most of us, Christmas means sparkly lights, cosying up by the fire with family, and frosty walks in the low summer sunlight. For others who suffer from SAD, however, winter can be incredibly hard and lonely. SAD can cause serious symptoms, such as changing weight, appetite and sleeping patterns. All these can combine to have a detrimental effect on your physical, as well as your mental health. (more…)

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Best Practices For Not Overeating Over The Holidays

Best Practices For Not Overeating Over The Holidays

During the holidays, most of us find ourselves in a mountain of leftover turkey, sweets and other goodies. How can we navigate all this food without overeating?

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Do Yoga ANYWHERE this holiday season

Do Yoga ANYWHERE this holiday season

We are right in the middle of the holiday season! That time of year when yoga studios close down and personal practice is SO hard to come by. But, yoga is the perfect antidote to family gatherings and office parties. How does a yogi keep practicing when the festive spirit takes hold? (more…)

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Yogic Recipes: Spicy Lentil Pumpkin Soup

Yogic Recipes: Spicy Lentil Pumpkin Soup

Makes: 8 Servings

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