Seasonal Affective Disorder: 5 Ways to Fight the Winter Blues

Are any of you feeling the impact of less light and shorter days on your mood and well being? I certainly am and I'm also hearing about it from my patients and friends. Ten to twenty percent of people have milder forms of depression associated with the onset of winter. This year I have gone all out—in the integrative sense—trying to support my own mood this winter and have had significant success. I wanted to share with all of you what I've learned from my research.

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Trinity Esola
The Basics of Body Wisdom

We are all gifted with innate body wisdom. Being bodywise means connecting to the great intelligence that has evolved in our bodies through millennia of evolution. This embedded body wisdom kept us safe, helped us forage for food, and helped us find good mates.

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Trinity Esola
Safely Soaking in the Summer Sun

I am so lucky to live in California, and to live by the beach, but I’ve been needing to be more careful of late, since taking up beach volleyball.  My sun exposure just went through the roof, and I’ve been getting creative about how to have fun in the sun and still maintain the health of my skin!  

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Rachel Abrams
Be More Sea Turtle

I was blessed this past week with being asked to give two talks on BodyWise in Hawaii, and in between talks got to bask in the natural beauty and aloha spirit of the islands. I was touched by a few messages I received while there, that I wanted to share with you.

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Rachel Abrams
Anti-Inflammatory Living

You probably don’t spend much time thinking about inflammation in your body, but inflammation is a buzz-word in the medical community these days is because it is such an important part of health and wellness.

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Election Depression

This is a new diagnosis in my practice. And one with which I am, unfortunately, intimately familiar. Here are the symptoms: Waves of sadness and despair, with or without crying. A feeling that the solid ground has been pulled out from under you. A sense of isolation from the people in your country. Waking up in the morning okay, until you remember the election results — and the onset of tightness in your chest and grief. It’s like someone you love (your country, your hope, your belief in goodness) has died.

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