a. SAD runs in my family, so I understand just how frustrating and depressing the autumn/winter seasons can feel. Over the years I've experimented with different natural methods to help keep my spirits high. The most effective 'treatments' I use: light therapy, increasing my Vitamin D intake (either with a pill or in diet), and exercising (my favorite - yoga!). Try to be proactive and start preparing yourself for autumn/winter BEFORE you start feeling sad. Above all, stay optimistic - sooner or later, spring always returns.