The Winter of Our Discontent

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Forget about SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)-I’m calling our current affliction SNOAD (Snow Affective Disorder). If you’re spending time at home listening for creaking noises that could indicate the imminent collapse of your roof/house–you’re in the throes of SNOAD.
Psychiatrist John Sharp touches upon the effects of weather events in The Emotional Calendar: Understanding Seasonal Influences to Become Happier, More Fulfilled, and in Control of Your Life. He advises us to “enjoy what we can of what winter has to offer”. Right. As an alternative to embracing your inner snowman, I recommend checking out movies like Lawrence of Arabia–watching over three hours of mostly blistering, desert heat does have a warming effect –plus it’s a great movie.

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