Don't forget the seasonal spices!
Hildegard von Bingen has a recipe called "Cookies to prevent Sadness" it has a good amout of nutmeg in it!
Nutmeg is excellent along with cinnamon, cloves, allspice and ginger. All warming herbs. It would seem we get our "light" internally this time of year by utilizing these methods.
Corvidus mentions frankincense, that is an excellet resin to uplift the spirit (the churches knew this) I just got through bombing the house with it...pretty smoky in here but it feels good.
Also most stones in the warm spectrum of colors will help to maintain the light within. Citrine, orange calcite and carnealian are among the best. The color orange is documented in reducing sadness or the "blues" which I find fascinating because blue is opposite on the spectrum from orange. The sun is an orange ball of fire, and the orange glow of a fire or candles will also lend it's warming internal healing
corvidus wrote:Citrine is an awesome seasonal depression stone. Charge it in the Sun every few days.
For aromatics, cinnamon and frankincense.
Oh and orange food...try eating an orange and imagine it's lovely color bringing rejuvenation to you as you consume it.