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Counsellor cautions banishing the winter blues with only sunny weather


Alyson Jones suggests living in the now and soaking up as much as possible

She's hoping people don't crash once we get another stretch of rain

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Sunshine, double digit temperatures — this early spring weather has been pretty nice, so have you noticed you’re in a better mood? A local expert is weighing in about whether all that Vitamin D is contributing to a feeling of happiness.

Counsellor Alyson Jones says that means saying goodbye to the winter blues or more precisely Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

“Sunny weather definitely does improve people’s moods and it gets them outside and it gets them active and all of those things work together in order to improve people’s moods and counteract some of the darkness of the winter we’re coming out of.”

However, she cautions the problem with such an early warm snap is that sunny feeling can quickly vanish if we get another stretch of rain.

“We don’t want to put all of our eggs in one sunny basket. We cannot expect to have this kind of weather every day,” she adds.

Her advice is to simply live in the moment and soak up as much sun as possible.