poetry

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moon and stars through bare trees

Do SAD, OLD and WINTER Lead to Depression?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder that causes people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year to suffer from depression at the same time each year, usually in winter. Here are the symptoms we’re all subject to: Having low energy (the “blahs”) Hypersomnia (wanting to sleep more than usual) Overeating (compensation, boredom) Weight gain (yep, the dreaded […]

Re-Creation

   Inspiration May 18 – 23, I participated in the Cullowhee Mountain Arts Retreat at Camp Henry, a 300-acre retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains, about a two hour drive from my home. The marketing materials I’d read in advance promised, “Surrounded by the majesty of unspoiled nature, you can have a week to refill your creative well.” They did […]