I'm a better mother. Wow, that was the biggest surprise. I have four children, and two are foster/adopt, so they have some issues that used to send my heart pounding, plus I have a stressful job, and a very stressful extended family situation. Needless to say, while on SAD, I didn't control stress well. OK, stress consumed me, and sometimes my children were the unwilling "victims" of my moods. Nothing even near abusive, but I'm sure the atmosphere wasn't always the best in my house due to my headaches, lack of energy, and sour mood swings - which I fought daily in order to be the best mother I could be in the circumstances. Since going paleo, things just don't "get" to me, I'm able to shrug off most things. If I don't shrug them off, I deal with them immediately and assertively in a much calmer way, then move on happily. Wow, that was a shock, I thought getting over the seasonal allergies and less colds was more than enough of a benefit, but this is the real payoff! Who thought a diet change could make me into a better person and mother?! Thank you, thank you, thank you paleo - this is what being a human being really feels like!