S.A.D.

 “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” –Robert Louis Stevenson


I am going to be honest in that I am not familiar with S.A.D.{Seasonal Affective Disorder}. However, it is my understanding that it usually will show it’s head in seasons like winter. With the onset of winter coming I thought about this when I woke up this morning.


Here is how The Mayo Clinic speaks about S.A.D.:

Overview

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, SAD causes depression in the spring or early summer.

Treatment for SAD may include light therapy (phototherapy), medications and psychotherapy.

Don’t brush off that yearly feeling as simply a case of the “winter blues” or a seasonal funk that you have to tough out on your own. Take steps to keep your mood and motivation steady throughout the year.


So dear reader I truly hope that this helps your understanding about S.A.D.{Seasonal Affective Disorder. There are plenty of sites that can give you a deeper understanding of this disorder.

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Let’s Talk About **x

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Sex isn’t a “cure” for anxiety or depression, but the feel-good hormones and chemicals that are released during sex can temporarily reduce symptoms of both mental health challenges. These include dopamine, endorphins, and oxytocin which can boost mood, increase compassion, and help you bond with your partner.Feb 7, 2018  Talk Space

During one of my stays in treatment we were in group talking about things we could do when we were having trouble falling asleep.  Of course the usual things were mentioned, turkey sandwich, tuna sandwich, then someone mentioned that word.  The group giggled and laughed. Being adults the only ones there but for that moment you might have thought you were in a fifth grade classroom.

When you engage in that activity of that word things happen within the brain that is beneficial.  The release of “feel good hormones”; dopamine, endorphins, and oxytocin.  Engaging in this activity helps with self esteem. Yes, this activity is of great beneficial to the whole person. 

The wind up which is the actual goal for both male and female releases another chemical in the body, prolactin which also helps a person to sleep.

If you haven’t guessed what I have been writing about is one thing and one thing only.

SEX, SEX, SEX!

 

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