Do you suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder), winter depression, winter blues, or winter blahs? Do you have a harder time getting up in the morning, does your energy drop, do you eat more, sleep more, have a harder time focusing at work, crave more starches and sweets, feel more malaise, and gain weight, when the days get shorter?
If so, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from a variety of these and other symptoms during the winter, when deprived of sufficient sunlight. The answer? Well, there are many. You could use light therapy. You could try special supplements ( St. John’s Wort, Melatonin, and Omega 3 fatty acids). You could try exercising more (if you’re not already active). You could move to a sunny climate. Well, maybe that’s not practical right now. So, maybe what you really need is a vacation AND some sunshine.
Paleo Magazine has partnered with The Trip Tribe and Destino Retreats to launch an exciting four day, three night, weekend getaway in Sunny Scottsdale, AZ. You’ll enjoy three paleo meals a day, drinks with meals (water, tea, juice, coffee, etc), wine happy hour (if you’re into wine), fun outdoor activities (hiking, biking, workouts, and more), a discount on spa services, and a chance to recharge and rejuvenate with your family or friends and other paleo and primal diet enthusiasts. For more information, click here.
If you follow my blog, you know I like giveaways (a host a few of them almost every month). Well, here’s one that’s bigger than the usual free cookbook or variety pack of paleo granola or dried apple chips. This is one, just might be your ticket to feeling brighter this winter!
One lucky winner will get to go to the Paleo Weekend Retreat in Scottsdale, AZ, for FREE. Yes, FREE!! Simply go to this link and CRAVE the trip (you must sign up on The Trip Tribe to crave). They'll then select one lucky winner to join them in February - it's that's simple. Winner will be announced on November 1, 2013 on Paleo Magazine's Facebook page.