Depression, anxiety, and seasonal mood changes

With the winter soon to be in full force, shorter days, less fresh air, and cold temperatures forcing us to take shelter inside our homes, diminished emotional stability and altered mood issues are common.  For individuals who experience a chronically lower mood this may edge them further towards depression.  For others the slight tendencies to an anxious response become a daily struggle, and sleep or relationships problems result from this.  Even individuals who do not have chronic issues with depression or anxiety can find that seasonal blues are an issue.  Fortunately there are many things which can be done to support the mood, nurture the body and soul, and rejuvenate the body so it is ready for another summer.