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Old 09-14-2006, 05:41 AM   #6
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Essex, England
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I start feeling melancholy about the time of the Summer Solstice (June 21). That's when the nights begin to get longer. I definitely suffer from SAD. One bright spot that sort of helps me, mentally anyway, is that at Yule (Winter Solstice, Dec. 21-ish), the days begin to grow again. January and February are my worst times, though.

I considered a light last year because it's even worse in England for me than it was back home. At least in Ohio there was sunlight during the daylight hours whereas in England, all of January and February tend to be gray and drizzly with no peep of sunshine until March or April. And living by the seaside reinforces the sense of depression because when the tide is out and it's a gray day, it just looks so forlorn and bereft. I do increase my intake of Vit C and Vit D sometime in December and I have my parents visit in February to look forward to, as well so I'm hoping this year won't be as bad as last year.
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