Rainy season has arrived in Portland. The days are dark and cloudy, and the nights grow longer and longer. As daylight makes itself scarce and the weather is gloomy, many will begin to experience “the winter blues,” or the more serious “seasonal affective disorder.” But what are these conditions, and what can be done about them?
Fall is a time of transition. The full bloom of summer ebbs. The earth almost seems to pull back into itself, conserving energy for the long winter ahead. So too in our lives there is a time to pull back in. To conserve energy. We cannot always be in bloom.