Everything grows towards the sun. It is the light of life and so we exist. Not only does the sun provide us with a rush of warmth, but it also is crucial for the body to nourish and help us maintain our bodies.
Sunlight helps stimulate the body and energizes us within. Most importantly, sunlight helps us maintain a healthy immune system and promotes a good mood and mental wellness.
Right now, the shorter daylight hours of winter can negatively affect sleep, productivity and mood so it’s important to surround ourselves with positive energies. This could be anything that brings you joy. Friends, pets, your own quiet time, walk on the beach what ever it is just live in the moment. Live in the Now!
******Light therapy (also known as phototherapy)emits full-spectrum light to simulate sunlight. While still a treatment being investigated, light therapy has been shown to have positive benefits in addressing many health issues, including Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), severe premenstrual syndrome, bulimia, and as a non-drug treatment for depression. Seattle is known for its gloomy climates and may have benefited from this form of therapy.