How to Beat the Winter Blues

It’s February.  This is the exact time of year when many people start to feel the winter blues.   The holiday season has come and gone, and Spring isn’t quite here yet.  Do you feel a little “blah” or even down?  Do you find yourself reaching for the chips, or craving carbs during the winter?  Do you sleep more or feel tired more often?

You are not alone, my friend.  I’ve been there, as have most of us who live in areas with seasonal changes.  You can fix this with a few simple, daily steps this winter.

During the winter time, our days get much shorter and we get less sunlight.  This is the time of year when most people’s Vitamin D3 levels reach it’s lowest levels of the year.  Since Vitamin D3 is closely related to serotonin production, this means that some people begin to feel down, anxious, or just plain terrible.

Here are some easy things that you can do to put a little more color in your Winter and bring Spring a little closer!
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Miscarriage Counts: How to Move Through Your Loss

Have you had a miscarriage?  The statistics say that 1 in 3 of you have, but miscarriage is underreported and sometimes, miscarriage occurs without the mother knowing at all (in the case of early miscarriage prior to her knowing of the pregnancy).  I think the statistics are probably more like 1 in 2, which means there are an enormous number of women out there feeling alone in this experience.  I think we need to change that here.

Did you know that miscarriage is one of the most common occurrences in women’s lives?  If every miscarriage that occurred prior to a positive pregnancy test were reported, then 40-50% of all conceptions result in loss.  In other words, it’s no easy feat to get born.  The odds are against you from the very beginning, so if you are here-you were meant to be here. Continue reading “Miscarriage Counts: How to Move Through Your Loss” »