A nighttime walk is good, but it’s not as good as a daytime walk. Especially if the only extended periods when you left the house during the week were during the nighttime. By the time it gets to Friday you will feel tired, inexplicably sad, depressed about all kinds of things and generally lacking enthusiasm… Continue reading Dark feelings, hope springs and peanuts (7.21)
I should have known from the fluttering sense of panic when there's nothing going wrong. I should have known from the sense of gloominess when things are actually OK. I should have known from the tiredness and lethargy and lack of interest in anything when we are about to have things to look forward to.… Continue reading A visit from an old friend
Never was a condition so aptly named as S.A.D. - Seasonal Affective Disorder. I experienced it for the first time about 20 years ago. It was not my first winter in the UK - I had been living here several years by then, including parts of two winters in Scotland. But that particular November and… Continue reading Absence of Light
In the wintry northern hemisphere, this is a dark time of year. Regardless of the Christmas lights, there is less daylight, and quite often when it is daylight, it's grey and overcast and not very light. Lack of light can really affect your mood, as I was reminded this week. I found myself in my… Continue reading S.A.D.