I love the summer. I love the hot weather, I love the smell of freshly cut grass and the smell of sunscreen, those are the small things that I love about it. The thing that I love most is how I feel during the summer months; I feel happy and ready to go anywhere and do anything as long as it is outside and I am enjoying the warm weather. Then winter comes. The snow covers the trees and grass is no longer visible. It gets cold and warming up by the fire with a mug filled with hot chocolate and marshmallows. Christmas comes and everyone strings there houses with lights that fill me with joy. However, most days I do not feel like going anywhere or doing anything. I just want to curl up in a blanket and not see anyone for weeks or just read my book, play a video game and be left alone. This is what is called seasonal affective disorder, you only feel down during the winter days. However, some of you may wonder what is seasonal affective disorder? well, let me summarize it. "It is a type of depression that is related to the seasons". It happens mostly because of the lack of vitamin D that a person is taking in. For people who love skiing and doing snow sports, it does not happen very often because they are outside getting that vitamin D and enjoying a fun activity. Since the city I live in is known for the sunny weather many people are diagnosed with the seasonal depression. However, the seasonal depression can also take place during summer, but that happens in very rare cases.
Following a diagnosis of womb cancer in March 2019, I had a hysterectomy followed by six courses of chemotherapy (Paclitaxel and Carboplatin) and 25 sessions of radiotherapy. The diagnosis prompted me to make some lifestyle changes that helped me to maintain a positive outlook and feel good throughout the treatments. Here are the top ten changes.
What an interesting confluence of cards. This week we have two of the three Magicians that have been included with this version of the Thoth deck. The three Magi are just one of the reasons I love the Thoth system. They’re not available with every version of the deck printed and I was lucky enough to get one of them as my first Aleister Crowley deck so now the two extras are like old friends who pop in unexpectedly and broaden the conversation with their extra wisdom.
It's flu and cold season again, and everyone is busy rushing to get their shots to try and ward it off. It's always a gamble. As a father of three, I can attest to the accumulative hours my wife and I have waited at the doctor's office for shots (or results of not getting one). But is the flu shot the end all to be all? Of course, not, so it's really important to take preventative measures.
Okay ladies! 2019 is coming to an end and we’re just looking for a fresh start in 2020. We want this to be a year of greatness, success, self growth and so much more. But have we sat and asked ourselves what do we have to do to achieve these things! How can we make ourselves great and strong as women. Well I’m in the same boat as you, this yr as been a lot of set backs for me but Ik and I believe that 2020 will be a completely different year for me. I’m going to share with you some of my new yr resolutions and my plans to achieve these resolutions. Here we go.