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Three Books to Help You Create a Blueprint for Year-round Wellness

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If you have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or suspect that you might, we’d like to recommend three outstanding books to help you understand the condition more fully and cope with its symptoms more effectively. 

All three are available on our website at special Internet prices, and contain information on effective treatments and preventive measures that can help you feel healthy and productive, even on the darkest days. 

Winter Blues: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Norman E. Rosenthal, MD

Back in the 1980s, Dr. Norman Rosenthal was the first psychiatrist and research scientist to describe (SAD) and pioneer the use of light therapy for its treatment. Based on his own personal experience as a clinician, researcher, and patient, Dr. Rosenthal has included practical advice and suggestions on coping with seasonal difficulties, comprehensive information about bright light therapy and other treatments, advice for family and friends, and the most recent research findings on seasonal mood disorders and their treatment. 

Winter Blues Survival Guide: A Workbook for Overcoming SAD

Norman E. Rosenthal, MD/Christine Benton

This workbook is a very helpful companion to Winter Blues (see above). Recording your symptoms, trying treatments and tracking your results using the workbook’s simple checklists and fill-in-the-blank forms will help you gain greater awareness of how SAD affects you so you can begin to anticipate problems before they arise. Use this workbook along with Dr. Rosenthal’s groundbreaking book Winter Blues to learn more about your seasonal patterns and create a blueprint for greater well-being all year long. 

The Blueprint for Vibrant Health: A Guide to Healing the Mind, Body and Spirit

Gina L. Spielman, LCSW, C.H. (link)

Even the most mainstream medical doctors will often concede that the human body has a remarkable ability to heal itself– especially when our mental, physical, and spiritual health align. This fascinating book talks about the countless ways we can awaken our own innate healing power to overcome illness and unleash vibrant health. 

Winter can feel long and discouraging, even for those who don’t suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. For those of us who do, this cold, dark season can seem endless. Many people tell us they have found it helpful to use these short, dark days and long, darker nights to increase their knowledge about SAD and what they can do to feel better. 

We sincerely hope you find these books interesting…and helpful!

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