Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) impacts millions of people during the winter months. Less sunlight, shorter days, and colder weather can lead to the wintertime blues.
(If this article seems familiar, we posted it last year. Understanding and recognizing SAD in yourself or someone else could make all the difference this season. Sharing is caring ~ please pass it on.)
Symptoms of SAD include fatigue, excessive moodiness, difficulty sleeping, and general malaise. Website links to the common symptoms and suggested treatments for SAD can be found at the end of this article.
If you know you’re prone to SAD, you might want to consider adding a few crystals to your collection this winter. Crystals and stones can bring light into our lives, lift our spirits, and generate positive vibrations in the home.
It should be noted that if you have a history of depression or your symptoms are more severe than those associated with SAD, you should see your doctor or a medical professional for help.
CITRINE, SUNSTONE, and YELLOW CALCITE all resonate with the Sun’s energy. As Solar Plexus crystals, they are cleansing and uplifting. These “sunny” beauties can help:
Boost joy & self-esteem
Awaken new inspiration & creativity
Increase hope & vitality
Reduce stress & anxiety
LEPIDOITE and AMETHYST are high-vibration Third Eye and Crown Chakra crystals. They impart powerful healing for body and soul and can help:
Dispel worry & negativity
Soothe emotions & calm mental chatter
Promote more positive feelings & outlook
Heighten spiritual awareness & intuitive visioning
Lepidolite also has Lithium in it, which is used in medications for stabilizing moods and alleviating insomnia.
HIMALAYAN SALT LAMPS are another option to bringing more light into your environment. These natural lamps positively charge the air and promote mental clarity. They further add ambiance to help you create a sanctuary space wherever you place them.
In addition to these vibrant crystals that will make beautiful AND uplifting contributions to your home year-round, make time to nurture yourself this winter. Whether you enjoy writing, painting, bundling up to go hiking or simply stargazing, be sure to gift yourself some love this holiday season.
We have gorgeous Citrine, Sunstone, Amethyst, and Lepidolite available right here in our online store. Or, come on in to the shop and we will help you find your perfect crystal allies.
Wishing you a joyous holiday season from our Ruby Dragon Family to yours.
Symptoms of SAD can be found here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20364651
More information on SAD research can be found here: https://medlineplus.gov/seasonalaffectivedisorder.html
If you or someone you love is in need of immediate help, the following link is for the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ - They also have a toll-free hotline: 1-800-273-8255.