does summer make you SAD?

does summer make you SAD?

Most people understand SAD as a depression response to the short, dark days of winter. And indeed, that is the most common form.

But summer SAD is also truly a thing: hot days, unrelenting brightness that makes you think you have to be cheery and energetic, wildfire smoke in certain parts of the country — all of these contribute to seasonal depression in the summer.

Here’s one simple way to beat it.

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herbal drinking vinegars for digestion + joy

herbal drinking vinegars for digestion + joy

In this video you’ll see me make a drinking vinegar, commonly known as a “shrub” or technically an acetracta (vinegar extraction.) These are tasty ways to get the medicinal benefits of herbs in a palatable package.

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the forgotten garden flavor

the forgotten garden flavor

How often do you think of lavender as a flavor? It’s been largely forgotten, but it offers important healing benefits for gut and mental health.

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the sun is more than a vitamin

the sun is more than a vitamin

In the same way whole foods are a better source of nutrients than a multivitamin, there are things the sun can do that a supplement cannot. When it comes to health, Nature almost always does it better.

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