Seasonal Affective Disorder

“What’s that?” you say? Or maybe you know all about it.

SAD is a depressive illness that follows a seasonal pattern. While everyone can feel the winter blues at times, SAD is a real and serious form of depression.

Want to know more? Great! You can read the article I wrote for Onya Magazine.

But what’s this got to do with beauty? Are you trying to pull a shameless by-line plug here?

Never! Well maybe sometimes. But not now. If everyone was more knowledgeable and open about mental illness, the stigma in our society around discussing our experiences with it would diminish, lifting a huge weight off the sufferers’ themselves, and the people trying to support them.

The old adage that beauty comes from within is true. Take care of all aspects of your health and you’ll see the results on the outside. No amount of illuminator, liner or eyeshadow is going to put the sparkle back in someone’s eyes.

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4 Responses to “Seasonal Affective Disorder”


  1. 1 eleanorcecilia July 22, 2010 at 9:16 am

    loved this and your article for Onya mag, it’s something that is very close to my heart and i definitely agree the stigma needs to be lifted when it comes to this subject. good to see some light being shed on the subject! especially love the last paragraph – so true! it took me a while to learn that.

  2. 3 a July 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I can definitely relate to this. In winter I become a totally different person and I feel sad and lonely. Thanks you so much for this article.


  1. 1 Miserable Monday. « days like this Trackback on August 16, 2010 at 9:34 am

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