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Each year I fall victim to the dreariness of Seattle’s dark and wet winter. I become lethargic, unmotivated and peckish (mostly for carbs). In winter, I need more sleep and ironically more caffeine to provide enough energy for the day.

Then spring comes and I am myself again! I appreciate bright clear blue skies and I love to feel the warmth of the sun on my skin. It invigorates me and I feel alive.

In the winter, without the sun, I’m miserable.

But there’s hope!

Last week I discovered the most amazing thing that absolutely changed my life: light therapy. I bought the Philips GoLite. It’s a light that you use for as little as 15 minutes per day and it gives you energy, lifts your mood and helps fight the winter blues. It uses clinically proven Bluewave technology which gives you safe, non-UV blue light that you usually get from the sun and need for healthy well being. It’s a natural way to get energized and motivated during the winter months.

I’ve been using the GoLite for 15-30 minutes per day and the results have been absolutely incredible. I set it on the desk at an angle a couple feet away as I work on my laptop. It is small and portable and you can use it while on your computer, watching TV, reading or eating, at home or at work.

If you suffer from a some version of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and need extra positive energy to get you through the winter, then you need to buy this light. It will do wonders for your energy, happiness, overall well being and outlook on life.