Sometimes we are forced to open our eyes and realize the beauty that surrounds us no matter the season. The seasons are changing. I can't stop that. I can, however, embrace the unique goodness this very season offers. After all, this moment is all any of us are guaranteed. What's the use in ignoring its unique, unbridled, and nondiscriminatory beauty?
Even for people who don't have kids, the "back to school" mindset can awaken anxieties of long ago about returning to school. The change in temperature and light also play a role. Days are undeniably getting cooler and shorter and for those sensitive to light, this can contribute to the end of summer blues. The good news is that there is a remedy:
Seasonal affective disorder or SAD, is a type of depression that literally follows a seasonal pattern. It systematically appears and disappears at the same time each year. The people who are affected by SAD experience depression-like symptoms beginning in the fall which may continue for five to seven months until spring returns and the days become longer again.