TL;DR: Suggest a city with a warmer climate that would have a positive effect on someone with Seasonal Affective Disorder. If you have SAD, how do you combat its negative effects?
CONTEXT: Living in South Florida is can be really expensive, and when I began teaching myself web development in 2014 to provide for my wife and newborn daughter, I thought I'd be able to make enough with a dev job. Fast-forward to today, I've realized that that's still a ways away. I'm paid to code to full-time, but the costs have skyrocketed over the last four years.
My wife and I have hemmed and hawed about moving to another part of the country, but there's been one mental roadblock that we've hit every time: seasonal affective disorder. My wife was diagnosed with depression when she was younger, and weather can have a huge effect on her energy levels throughout the day. Living in Miami, she's been able to get things done thanks in part to a consistently sunny climate. On any rainy day, though, she can hit a slump really quick.
A mentor recently suggested the possibility of Austin, Texas. While an attractive notion, it's not something I simply want to dive into. Does anyone else here deal with SAD, and if so, where and how? Have you found a particular city or area that's helped combat the effects?