With all the snow and ice around us, I find many, including yours truly, feeling melancholy and out of sorts. For some, these symptoms unfortunately turn into depression. These individuals may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Exposure to sun lamps and tanning salons, increased dosages of Vitamin D, or a visit to their primary care physician may be in order.
Fortunately, the snow will melt, the days will continue to become longer, and spring will emerge to comfort us. With those changes, we will regain our equilibrium. My friend, Dr. Nancy Mramor is developing a series How to Have the Happiest Year of Your Life. She has graciously asked me to contribute to the series. I have written an article that speaks to how introverts and extraverts develop social contacts and how that may impact their emotional well being. Dr. Mramor will be publishing an E-zine to which many people will contribute content. Stay tuned for more information.