This winter seems to have had more than its fair share of grey days up here in The Blue Mountains. At this time of year we usually have more snow and much colder temperatures. Consequently, I've been feeling a little "blue". So, I've been reading some interesting articles about Seasonal Affective Disorder http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/mental-health/sad.html and Light Therapy http://www.sltbr.org/sadfaq.htm.
Yesterday I visited my local drugstore in Thornbury http://www.weblocal.ca/pharmasave-thornbury-on.html and spoke to Suzanne about feeling blue and the effectiveness of light therapy. The light box (approx. $200) is not inexpensive so I was somewhat hesitant to purchase something that might be costly and ineffective. Suzanne told me that if after several weeks of use I found it was not helping that I could bring it back for a full refund, which I think was very fair.
I have to say, the respect with which I was treated at the local Pharmasave and the willingness to be genuinely helpful, as opposed to just making a sale, made me appreciate all the more the sense of community that abounds in this terrific town.
I tried the light therapy this morning whilst eating breakfast and I will continue to use it for the next several weeks, so I'll let you know what the results are.
Lorraine Bull is a Realtor with Century 21 Offord Realty Ltd. in Thornbury. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org