More people than you know suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) ... caused by the lack of sunlight that accompanies fall's short days and winter's long nights. Oddly, that lack of light can play havoc with you physically and emotionally. According to the Mayo Clinic, it can trigger feelings of depression, lethargy, fatigue, anxiety, social withdrawal, weight gain, even difficulty concentrating. No doubt about it ... the winter blues can severely impact your daily life.
That said, treatment is really quite simple. You can spend hours a day sitting in front of a full spectrum light box. Or you can simply up and move to Jupiter, Florida, where sunlight is a cure-all ... and the only blues you see are the cloudless sky and white capped water.
Is it any wonder so many New Englanders, Midwesterners and Northeasterners flock here every winter. And many never fly back. Especially now, because the only thing you'll find depressed in South Florida this winter is real estate. So there's more reason than ever to come buy, and stay to smile.