Blue Monday…is a Made-up Day!

Blue Monday…is it real? What do you think?

Blue MondayIt may be useful to know that Blue Monday was in fact created in 2005 by a British holiday company. The idea was derived not from the results of any in-depth research, but instead by using a calculation involving such factors as current weather conditions and debt levels. However, while it had no basis in science, the idea caught on, and now many of us have come to dread it.

Source: How to beat Blue Monday

In reality it is not that difficult to beat “the blues” which are so common this time of year when it is cold, dark and dreary outside. Just do not stay cooped up inside under your down comforter.

Here is the synopsis of “how to beat blue Monday” which you can use anytime to beat the blues.

  • smile
  • aerobic exercise
  • enjoy the light outside for at least 10 minutes
  • be grateful
  • be altruistic

For me personally, I use a “Happy Light” on my work table. I have used it for about ten years during the long dreary days of winter here in the midwest.







Cold is getting to me…


Bitter temperatures

Ice and snow covered everything.

Florida is looking good.

The lord and I know

I hate Florida.

Once, I moved

To the Sunshine State

From New York City.

I should have listened to my mother.

When she told me, I wasn’t going anywhere.

Pure culture shock

Oh, now I love vicarious Florida living.

Santa Cruz, Los Angeles and Florida friends,

Keep posting your pictures


I can bask in the sun of your photos.


Please Pass the Hot Chocolate!

Hot chocolate

Week in Review…


Links of the week:

Listening to your child:

Tips for a natural hospital birth:

Postpartum Depression and Winter Blues:

9 Ways To Beat Back The Winter Blues for Moms With Postpartum Depression.