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Spring Optimism: The Toronto Star

"Spring is the most spiritual of seasons when the growth and flourishing around us open our minds to possibility and transformation and the wonder of nature and new life. It is the season of renewal, of optimism and, quite often, contemplation and awe."

So wrote the Toronto Star Editorial Board in "Welcome to the season of renewal and optimism."

Lowri Dowthwaite-Walsh, senior lecturer in psychological interventions at UCLan, quoted by Emily Cope in an article "50 things to look forward to this spring, from an extra bank holiday to Eurovision 2023", said “Spring is the most uplifting season, as it follows on from winter, when many people experience symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.  More sunlight increases serotonin release in the brain, which is associated with more positive emotions, and can help to reduce feelings of depression.  The change in weather also brings life to green spaces. The sight of green grass, newborn chicks and blooming flowers can instill a sense of hope and optimism as we come out of winter.

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