Fall is officially here. It is that pumpkin spice time of year, the weather is getting cooler, and the days are getting shorter. Many people find their mood changes as summer ends. According to the National Institute of Health, almost 20 percent of people suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression. And,…

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Too much direct sunlight on your skin can be harmful. But moderate exposure to the sun’s rays is vital for physical and mental health. The natural cycles of daylight and darkness, known to science as “the circadian rhythm,” control the release of important mood-altering hormones in the brain.   Exposure to sunlight triggers production of…

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