020 | Us & Kids: The Power of More Light to Feel Right in Darker Months

Inspiration from this Episode

“We don’t have much control when the sun shines, but we must take advantage of it when it’s there.”

“15 to 20 minutes outside can really give you a nice boost.”

“When we have that sense of camaraderie, we're not alone.”


020 | Us & Kids: Light to Feel Right



On today’s show, we're talking about something most people like to avoid talking about - depression. Depression can affect many of us for so many reasons and in so many different ways. The reason depression leaves us feeling a variety of different emotions from sluggish to sadness or even loneliness is because of the serotonin levels in our brain. Serotonin is a hormone that brings us happiness, pleasure and that upbeat feeling. 

Many of us are also affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD due to the gloomy weather, lack of sunshine or grey skies we see a lot of in the winter. Yes, weather can impact depression and ugly-mood-messes. Even kids can be affected. So join us for a few minutes to learn the clues to depression and the keys to keeping those depressed minions outside of your home.


What You’ll Learn in Today’s Episode

  • Common causes of depression.
  • Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
  • How to identify depression in ourselves.
  • Ways to try and combat SAD & depression.


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Read the Full Transcript for this episode Here


Check out previous podcasts for tips on finding grace through the mess and joy of staying married forever, while parenting together.



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