There’s a reason why those that live in Alaska enduring 6 months of total darkness end up needing sun lamps, the full spectrum lights that help account for loss of vitamin D. It’s also not a surprise that all the rain and cloudy days won Seattle a spot on Business Weekly’s America’s Unhappiest Cities list.
“My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you’re ugly too.” ~Rodney Dangerfield
I don’t have kids, but here’s Abigail my little 5 pound Japanese Chin. She is the sweetest thing with the biggest heart. I remember when she was a puppy, she would swim in the water when I took her to a lake. She wanted to show me that she could do it and that she wasn’t afraid. She is small, but despite her size I always got the sense from her that she had to try extra hard, harder than her brother Abraham who is almost 3 times her size.
Ever consider that feeling “the blues” occurs because there are things that you have to get done, but you just don’t know where to begin? Think about it. It makes sense that depression can incubate and later develop from self-defeating behaviors. Depression isn’t as obvious as some people think; it can creep up slowly after weeks, even months of poor choices. This can make us feel defeated and unaccomplished.