Deanna Pledge, Ph.D.

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Blooming Blog

Fall Nights

October 7, 2016

Tags: time change, seasonal affective disorder, sleep schedules, energy levels, coping

Have you noticed a difference in the amount of daylight you are seeing?

Sadly, the nights are coming earlier. It is that time of year, and many people struggle with some degree of SAD, or seasonal affective disorder, with the longer nights. This phenomenon is very much a byproduct of where you live. People near the equator rarely report the winter “blues.” (more…)

Transcending Place

October 22, 2011

Tags: power of place, transformation, change, perspective, coping, authentic self

When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves. ~ Viktor E. Frankl

Although the power of place and the situations in which we find ourselves are important factors in our mood, our creativity, and even our lives, none of these has to be the over-arching influence on how our lives are lived. As Frankl notes, sometimes we are challenged to make changes in ourselves. (more…)