The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is often hectic, filled with activities and high expectations. There may be a flurry of social activities and events leading up to the New Year. Continue Reading →
Are you experiencing the winter blues — sleeping more than usual, feeling lethargic, and craving carbohydrates? You might be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression that affects people during the same season each year, usually at the onset of winter and often as winter progresses. Learning to recognize the signs and symptoms of SAD is the first step in getting help.
Symptoms and causes
Between four and six percent of people in the United States suffer from SAD, while another 10 to 20 percent may experience some of the disorder’s symptoms. SAD is more common the further from the equator, where winter days are short and there is less exposure to daylight. Continue Reading →
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Welcome, MSR readers, to a new section you will see appear regularly in these pages, something we call Green2Green. Most of you by now have heard of the green movement to clean up our planet, stop the waste of precious natural resources, and get climate change under control. What is not always clear is just what this movement means to each one of us in our everyday lives. Nor is it always clear how this movement includes environmental justice issues of particular concern to communities of color. And finally, it is not always clear how the green movement can also save us green, as in Benjamin green, and is creating new opportunities for productive careers. Continue Reading →