When the darkness looms and you feel the weight.



“I’m not sure why you don’t just focus on the pros, Mom,” my ever-wise ten-year-old said to me. “I mean– we live in New England! Fall is awesome in New England! And soon it’ll be Halloween, which is so fun, and then Thanksgiving when, face it, I get to eat tons of challah [...]

The Reality of SAD

(Oh, dark misery!)


I’m going to admit something to you.


When I first heard about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), I may have laughed out loud. I was in college at the time and I could not imagine anything more ridiculous than a sort of depression that came and went with [...]