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Seasonal Depression

Easter egg hunts aren’t only for kids. Adults love them!

Sometimes people can be more depressed or happier depending on the season. I’ve seen this in a few of my clients’ readings and have some experience with this myself in the past. Some are happier in the Fall or Christmas time and others are happier during summer.

What I’ve seen in future predictions is an overall mood change in those with seasonal related depression. The reading will show trends of being really unhappy, withdrawn, or sick for that season they dislike and bounce back during seasons they liked.

There can be multiple reasons why, they don’t like snow, they don’t like the cold, someone they knew passed during Christmas, the list can go on. However what they may be stuck with is an overall sense or belief that they don’t like Winter, Summer, Spring or Fall.

One way I’ve seen to combat this is to visualize and even celebrate aspects of the seasons you know you do like. For me that may be art, an adult Easter egg hunt, food, nature, games or changing my mindset. Here are some ideas:

  • View nature during this time. Find beautiful pictures online. During the Fall there is gorgeous colors, hot drinks, soft sweaters, Han solo boots, and much more. Spring has beautiful flowers, Easter egg hunts, trees grow back their foliage, St. Patrick’s day. Summer has beach and pool parties, BBQ, and vacations. Winter has house parties, Christmas, vacation time, hot beverages and fresh snow for the northern states.
  • Change a picture in your house, or something to celebrate and prepare for the new season every season. Put down the Christmas tree and think of Easter eggs, clovers and fresh flower fields. Think and visualize what is great about the new season. Feel good about it.
  • Paint, draw or look at pictures of your favorite things having to do with the new season.
  • Address your mental and physical health issues if they exist. There are allergy meds, and grief counseling available that are effective.

Lucky times. Source: Andrea Knight
Rainbows! 🌈
Valentines day pizza!
Fall colors


By Andrea Knight

Enmeshment is a psychological term used to describe when a parent and a child become intertwined emotionally in their lives to the point where the child can not become totally independent. It may negatively affect the child from moving on and establishing their own relationship or family because the child feels “responsible” for their parent. Some of my clients have come up with some of these issues so I thought I might summarize it and provide solutions one can use to break free from it.

There can be a number of different combinations of enmeshed parent/child relationships although one pattern to note is when the parent has trouble with addictions where the child steps in and feels they need to take care of the parent with the problem. In some cases the enmeshed parents may complain to the child about the other parent, turning the child against 2nd parent, becoming a close best friend to the parent who feels abandoned by their spouse. If the child feels that the parent may hurt themselves from an addiction, they may assume the role of parent caretaker.

In other cases the child may have trauma in school early on and the parents take up the role as friend or protector. If the parent doesn’t let go and allow the child to grow to protect themselves then they may become co-dependent.

Enmeshment is when the emotional states and even empathy (energetic, metaphysical states) are intertwined so much that the child feels the way the parent does, maybe follows in some of their foot prints or feels like they are stuck, unable to separate from the parents. The child may sabotage themselves financially to stay dependent on the parent’s money, or sabotage their relationships so they will be available to take care of the parent, not being able to have a successful romantic relationship.

The solution to this is through separation and disengagement. Realize the symptoms and patterns is the first step. Acknowledge it is happening to you and stopping you from your independence and freedom. Then disengage from your parents. List out what thoughts make you feel stuck such as feeling you have to take care of them otherwise they won’t take care of themselves, needing them as a friend, needing the inheritance money, wanting the jewelry or some material thing they have. Then find solutions on how you can provide that for yourself such as joining a women’s or men’s group, upgrade your look (as you may have been sabotaging yourself) and date, go after that promotion or side hack, buying your own jewelry, or whatever seems to be in your way. Know your parents can take care of themselves and it is up to them to do so, regardless of their issues.

From a metaphysical point of view I have found there are energies that reinforce the symptoms of enmeshment, that may help wake us up to the problem. A healing method you can use is to visualize yourself in the white light, during a meditation and healing session visualize this enmeshment energy however you will (a black cloud or energy stream), and watch it dissipate or leave you to go elsewhere away from you. Reinforce and be strict on the energetic boundaries you have with your parents, disconnecting any energy streams, supporting the thought that it is necessary. Reading more on co-dependence and enmeshment will help you justify your separation and strengthen your own internal resolve on your way to freedom.

A really good book that talks about enmeshment is “Silently Seduced” by Kenneth Adam, PhD. there are many references on the web as well. With so many economic issues in the last couple decades, the increase in real estate prices, and the increased sensitivity in childrearing (being the child’s friend), we may see an increase of this type of issue with younger generations.

Andrea Knight is a Psychic Medium, energy healer and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Check out her same day readings and energy healing options on her website,


Silently Seduced by Kenneth Adam, PhD.