Hey! I’m Neina Sheldon (known to my friends as Neens). I set up The Light Room blog in February 2012, as I wanted to provide some support to fellow sufferers of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Winter Blues / Winter Depression.
Many evenings that January, I chatted with people on the Lumie Forum; I’m a complete chatterbox and I really enjoyed swapping tips and catching up on each others’ days. From this, and after some research, I decided to set up The Light Room. I’m very grateful to my friend Emma, who writes a wonderful blog herself, for her help and encouragement. Also to my Dad, for previous e-boot camps, which meant I had some idea how to go about setting up a blog!
I’m not an “expert” on SAD and Winter Blues – I’m not in a medical profession or an academic researcher. But I have been successfully managing my symptoms since I was diagnosed with SAD in 2003. Any advice I might give is based on my own personal experience. It needs to be weighed up with what you know about yourself and your own experience of SAD or Winter Blues.
I would always recommend going to see your GP if you are experiencing symptoms of SAD or Winter Blues to get a proper diagnosis. They’ll be able to assess whether you have one of these conditions, or whether your symptoms are a result of something else.
Besides enjoying writing this blog, I work as a Marketing Executive, which I love! I relax by curling up with a good book, cooking, eating out, walking, catching up with friends over a cuppa and cake… I also love taking photos, crafting, a good night out with friends, the theatre and cinema.
I really hope you’ll find what you’re looking for in The Light Room. Whether that’s information, support, advice or just a friendly place to come when you’re feeling a bit ’bleurgh’ – I hope it helps! To find out more about the blog itself, please visit About The Light Room.