seasonal affective disorder http://www.kplu.org en Working in a space with no windows can affect your brain http://www.kplu.org/post/working-space-no-windows-can-affect-your-brain <p></p><p>How much natural light do you have in your work space? Is there a window? Can you see the sky? Some architects say those are the sorts of questions building designers need to be asking. &nbsp;It’s part of a movement to bring more daylight into our work lives. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 7688 at http://www.kplu.org Working in a space with no windows can affect your brain How do you cope with the dark days of winter? http://www.kplu.org/post/how-do-you-cope-dark-days-winter <p></p><p>We’ve made it past the psychological hurdle of solstice, so we can look forward to more daylight – eventually. But in the weeks before we really can notice a difference, how do <em>you</em> cope with the darkness?</p><p>Folks in downtown Seattle shared their tips, including:</p><p>"I don't care if it's raining or not, if I have to go out to run, I go out and run," said Kassonga Mwamba, who's originally from South Africa.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 7444 at http://www.kplu.org How do you cope with the dark days of winter? Using art to thaw the winter blues http://www.kplu.org/post/using-art-thaw-winter-blues <p>Jenny Solomon has an entire room in her house dedicated to arts and crafts. She usually has 10 projects going on at the same time, and right now, she&rsquo;s knitting a balloon animal, beading jewelry and learning to draw.</p><p>Solomon is wearing a necklace and bracelet she made, too. And in the free time she has left over, she plays the harp, a hobby she picked up from her childhood.</p> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 3524 at http://www.kplu.org Using art to thaw the winter blues