The two alternative interventions which have each been shown to be as effective as antidepressants for the blues (or more effective) are fish oil and walking. Part of the healthy effect of walking may simply be from getting out into nature. Even a rainy day is food for the soul.
The first Happy Healthy Walk in Gabriel Park will be today. Also, on Sunday August 30th, Dr Mindy Curry is offering a guided walk starting from Clackamette Park that may involve swimming as well. The weather prediction for this weekend is rain.
Feel free to leave a comment or write in the contact form about what kind of walks you'd like. In general I think many of us crave more quality social contact, and also more movement. I am happy to teach about the medicinal herbs in the park, and also to demonstrate and lead a little bit of yoga practice and also walking meditation, as interest arises.