Between Winter and Spring

  This Giveaway is currently closed Please enjoy this blog post, however if you do subscribe below you will be added to my newsletter, but no longer be entering any drawing. ________________ What do you call this season, between winter and spring?  No Man’s Land, perhaps.  I went out for a walk this morning with […]

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Light Box Giveaway: Beat the Winter Blues

This Giveaway is Currently Closed As you may know, I am passionate about light – and its power to affect the way we feel. My colleagues and I have done extensive research on light therapy for seasonal affective disorder, depression and the winter blues. Also, I have used and prescribed light therapy for years.

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4 Articles: Seasonal Affective Disorder & Winter Blues

As a long-time resident of the DC Metro area, I have been a regular subscriber to Washingtonian Magazine. I can always depend on them to steer me to the best restaurants for the best prices and, for that matter, to the best of everything. I was delighted therefore to find four articles in the latest […]

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10 Steps: How to Manage My Anger

Benjamin Franklin said, “anger is never without a reason, but seldom a good one.” During rage attacks those parts of the brain that are central to feeling and expressing anger, such as the amygdala and the hypothalamus, commandeer the rest of the brain. In this wholesale takeover

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Light Box Giveaway: Light Therapy for Depression

This Giveaway is Currently Closed As you may know, I am passionate about light – and its power to affect the way we feel. My colleagues and I have done extensive research on light therapy for seasonal affective disorder, depression and the winter blues. Also, I have used and prescribed light therapy for years.

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How Yoga Hasn’t Wrecked My Body (Yet)

Like many yoga practitioners, I read with great interest the recent New York Times article, How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body by William Broad — See New York Times article. The article seemed to me like an important caveat, especially considering the large number of people in the US currently practicing yoga (20 million and […]

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On the Frontiers of SAD: How Much Light is Enough?

“Mehr Licht!” cried out Goethe, the great German writer, as he was dying, “More light!” In these two words he encapsulated (albeit inadvertently) the essential principle underlying the major treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD). But one question that has dogged researchers since we first described SAD and developed light therapy is: “How much light […]

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