As we move into 2007 we continue to be faced with
choices about how to live our own lives. For some,
they feel the winter blues hit and I have some tips
on how to create a positive attitude in Dealing
With Those Winter Blues.
revitalizing are always important to sanity saving so
to help you find ways to treat yourself well,
particularly if you are a single woman, my Sanity
Saver, Treat Yourself Well as a Single Woman,
should certainly help.
During the month of February there is a lot of focus
on love. To that end, I hope you enjoy A Good
Daily Habit and remember to let those in your life
know that they are important to you and that you
This month, on February 20th, Sanity Savers: Tips for
Women to Live a Balanced Life will be in
bookstores. If you would like to contact me to speak
to your group or organization, please do so by
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Wishing you health, peace and balance.
|Sanity Savers: Tips for Women to Live a Balanced Life
In Bookstores Feb. 20th!
No matter what you're dealing with in your life, my
new book SANITY SAVERS: Tips for Women to
Balanced Life is filled with suggestions to save
every day of the week.
A must for any woman
seeking to find her balance!
Treat Yourself Well As a Single Woman
As seen in Dr. Dale's new Sanity Savers book!
Think of how much more interesting your life will be if
you make daily decisions to live it fully.
Whether married or single, it is better to depend on
yourself to do what interests you rather than wait
for others to invite you to participate in something
that may or may not suit you. Sometimes single
women feel as if they are 3rd wheels and are
uncomfortable being with married friends. And some
of their married friends donít ask them to join them
for events that are family oriented but fun for all.
And letís not even talk about those dinner parties
where if you donít have a partner you are excluded
Stop waiting for the phone to ring for the next date,
delay plans to buy your own place or look to others
to fill up your social calendar. Itís your life to live, so
enjoy the independence that many would be envious
- Donít Wait for ďHimĒ or Anyone Else -
If you would like to meet someone, do not put your
life on hold while waiting for ďa partnerĒ to show up.
Become involved in living your life. Plan a fun
vacation to an exotic and interesting place. Spend
at least part of a holiday with people you enjoy and
who value you in their lives.
- Create Community - Become involved in
an organization that you believe in and connect with
a network of other people who are dedicated to its
mission. Become immersed in doing what you like.
- Buy Yourself Gifts Ė If you see a nice
necklace, art, something special, and you can afford
it, buy it. You deserve it.
Itís up to you to fill your life up so itís a fulfilling life
TODAY Show (NBC)
February 22, 2007
Dr. Dale's New Sanity Savers Book
Naomiís New Morning (Naomi Judd)
Feb 18: Reinventing Yourself
Feb 25: Body Image
Hallmark Channel, 11:00am
The Lisa Birnbach Radio Show
Every other Wed., 9:20-10:00am
Feb 7: Children Who Lie
Feb 21: To be announced
The Lisa Birnbach Show airs LIVE Mon-Fri 9am-
National Charity League
February 8, 2007
Balancing Mother-Daughter Relationships
MORE TIME (The radio show of MORE magazine)
Feb 20th: Tuesday (4:00pm EST)
Feb 24th: Saturday (3:0pm EST)
Feb 25th: Sunday (11:00am EST)
SANITY SAVERS interview
TAKE 5 RADIO at 155 on the dial on
Sanity Savers Featured Author Talks
March 1: Borders*, Fairfield, CT 7:00pm
*Benefit Day for CancerCare
(10% discount donated to charity)
March 6: Barnes & Noble, Westport, CT
A Good Daily Habit
In honor of Valentine's Day, tell someone you love
them ... or you are grateful for their presence in
Don't regret tomorrow what you can say today.
nice to let people in your life know you are thinking
of them and that you care.
|Sanity SaversTM TIPS
Dealing with the Winter Blues
If you feel a little gloomy this time of year, youíre not
The ďwinter bluesĒ affect many of us when
cold, wet and dark outside. If you feel you are
particularly low during the winter months --
dealing with a bit of depression, sleeping more than
usual, experiencing decreased energy, difficulty when
concentrating, avoiding social situations, impatience,
desire to eat sweet foods and gaining more weight
than normal -- you may have a case of the winter
SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder is getting a lot of
press lately as more and more people claim to suffer
emotionally during the fall and winter. People who
have S A D usually begin feeling these symptoms in
the mid to late fall, through the winter and well into
the beginning of spring. It is worse if you work in a
place without access to sunlight (cubicles without
windows, basement offices etc.).
More women than
men have S A D and often they begin to have the
symptoms after they are in their 30s. Light therapy
may help people who suffer from this disorder and
they should be assessed to see whether they,
indeed, have it and also if light boxes will help.
- Get Outside as Much as Possible - Even
means bundling up and taking a walk at lunchtime
just so you get some exposure to fresh air and
- Let There Be Light - When indoors, sit
window as much as possible. If a light box is
recommended by a doctor, use it for about Ĺ hour
each day (or more, depending on what is prescribed).
- Engage with People Ė Interaction with
a must. So engage with people you enjoy being with
and do things that you enjoy doing together.
- Live Healthfully - Eat nutritious food and
regular exercise routine (best to do this at a gym
where you will encounter other people so you can
socialize as well as raise the endorphin level.)
Get out of the Winter Blues rut by getting a
perspective from being outdoors, with other people
and living a healthy life.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
DALE V. ATKINS Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist,
lecturer and commentator in the media who appears
on the Today show.
She has more than twenty-
years of experience and focuses on living a balanced
life, parenting, aging well, managing stress, life &
work transitions, family connections and healthy
Dr. Atkins is the author
and/or co-editor of several books including:
SistersFrom the Heart:
Their Private Thoughts about their Private
Families and their Hearing-Impaired
OK, You're My Parents
Let Go of Anger and Create a Relationship that
Wedding Sanity Savers
Handle the Stickiest Dilemmas, Scrapes and
Questions that Arise on the Road to Your Perfect
book . . .
Savers: Tips for Women to Live a
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Wedding Sanity Savers
How to Handle the Stickiest Dilemmas, Scrapes and Questions that Arise on the Road to Your Perfect Day
You're My Parents
How to Overcome Guilt, Let Go of Anger, and Create a Relationship That Works
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