Blizzards and the Blues: Winter in New England | Blogs
In the midst of winter — during a week in which three snow storms, one a possible blizzard, are predicted — do you long for spring?
As I write this, it’s a cold, but beautiful day. The sun is shining and the sky is mostly blue with wispy strands of clouds. The calm before the storm. For some, the promise of a significant snowfall is reason to rejoice. It means skiing and snowmobiling and sledding and building snow forts. Others dread the thought of the driveway, sidewalks and roofs they’ll need to clear.
And then, there are people who feel blue in winter every single day, no matter what. Live in New England, where the days are short and the sun doesn’t shine all that much, and you’re especially vulnerable.
If, every fall and winter, you seem to get the blues or lapse into a depression that you can’t seem to climb out of until spring or summer, you may have seasonal depression. Read Catching Health to learn about symptoms of seasonal depression and coping strategies...