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Old 06-02-2008, 09:20 PM
 
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If you are looking for a place with a low vibrational energy that you can really learn to like, then come to Portland. If you do the math, it's pretty easy:

lack of sunlight 9 months out of the year=low vibrational energy

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Old 06-02-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY native, now living in Houston
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Define "low vibrational energy."
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:41 PM
 
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Default low vibrational energy defined

does this sum it up?

Light is nourishment to the body. It is essential that we receive light into our bodies everyday. But instead, we have become a sociey of staying indoors most of the time, particularly when we live in northern climates. This blocks some portion of the full spectrum of light which starves a part of our body. Light enters our body primarily through the eyes (about 90%), and also via the skin. Light stimulates and supports the important endocrine system as well as the immune system and organs of the body. The visible spectrum as well as infrared and ultraviolet light are essential for the complete health of the body. It has been shown that 2 hours of indirect sunlight everyday create healthier bodies and emotional wellbeing.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:47 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I visited about a year and a half ago considering a move, but couldn't handle the grey skies. Loved almost everything about the place, but I need lots of sunlight, I guess.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:55 PM
 
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where are you now and can i move into your garage tomorrow? PLEASE!!!!!
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:15 PM
 
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Pippa--

your "truth" about Portland isn't everyone's truth. I hope that your find your paradise.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Pippa, yanno I am pretty critical about Portland as you may have probably gathered from my various posts but your continual complaints about the weather and your assumption than everyone prefers sun really takes the cake. I have an illness called Sarcoidosis. One of this disease's biggest enemies is sunlight. It has to do with the inability to process vitamin D.
Being in the sun for more than 15-20 minutes makes me quite ill. I have a friend who has severe migraines. Being in the sunlight immediately brings one on. My neighbor takes medication than causes an allergic reaction to the sun.
You see what I'm getting at? One man's meat is another man's poison. Our cool overcast weather can stay as long as it likes as far as some of us are concerned. We are not all sun worshipers.
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:29 AM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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does this sum it up?

Light is nourishment to the body. It is essential that we receive light into our bodies everyday. But instead, we have become a sociey of staying indoors most of the time, particularly when we live in northern climates. This blocks some portion of the full spectrum of light which starves a part of our body. Light enters our body primarily through the eyes (about 90%), and also via the skin. Light stimulates and supports the important endocrine system as well as the immune system and organs of the body. The visible spectrum as well as infrared and ultraviolet light are essential for the complete health of the body. It has been shown that 2 hours of indirect sunlight everyday create healthier bodies and emotional wellbeing.
Then, go put on a jacket and go outside for a couple of hours each day. A walk will do you good. It's not that cold in Portland in winter.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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jeez....another person claiming its crappy here w/no sun for 9months.....sigh....
The only ones stuck inside for 9 months out of 12 here are the ones that do it by choice. yes, we get more rain/gray skies than our sister states to the south and to the East. But we also have many glorious days in between. And many of these overcast days, you can go all day w/o any rain at all, thus, go outside and still get some filtered sun. Heck, theres enough coming through that I had a dermatologist recommend to wear sunscreen still on overcast days.
No, Portland isnt for everyone. And if you expect/need 300days of hot sunshine and cloudless days, then Portland is NOT for you.
For people that suffer from SAD, you'll either need something extra, or Portland is not for you. (probably)
It never fails to amaze me, the people that chose to move here, loving the green and the abundance of growth (trees/flowers/brush/etc.) That are in awe of our many many lakes/rivers/streams/creeks/ponds/etc. and then, turn around and freak out about the rain. And to add insult, exaggerate it.
Please do take Tesaje's advice and put the jacket on, go outside.
Its not like we're snowed in here... Join one of the many walking/jogging groups that are in abundance in the area. Certainly a great many of people are getting outside and enjoying it. Why not try joining them?
Tiffany
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Then, go put on a jacket and go outside for a couple of hours each day. A walk will do you good. It's not that cold in Portland in winter.
Or take a Vitamin D supplement, which probably everyone in the world should do anyway.
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