Saturday, May 19, 2018

It's Just in Your Head...

When I suffered greatly from motion sickness, I remember various people looking very annoyed with me, saying things like:

 "It's just in your head. Stop thinking that way.Your're just doing that to yourself. "

It's just in my head?

How does saying that help any? I am pretty sure all pain is sensed in the head. It gets sent there from all over, but the brain gets the message and acts on it in the same way.

When someone says that, it seems like they are trying to deny the reality of my pain. While "It's just in your head" may means a false message has been received and that no damage actually exits, the signals and consequences of those signals feel very real. They still have to be dealt with. Saying the origin of the pain is not legitimate, while the experience of the pain is the same as any other pain, does not bring about any relief.

I think it works out better for everyone if the feeling of pain is acknowledged and something like this is said, "I'm so sorry you feel that way. Can I do anything to help?

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bread Cravings: Music and Moderation

A lot of diets restrict carbs, and those who love bread really feel it. Bread may have been eaten before without much thought, but after enough of an absence, many experience a fierce longing for it.

But a bit of bread can be enjoyed as a dessert treat.

Just think of it as you would think of whip cream or the cherry on a ice-cream Sunday. You wouldn't eat a tub of Cool-Whip, or jar of cherries (hopefully). Likewise, a bit of bread, eaten in moderation as a treat, tops off well that meal you just enjoyed.

I Love Bread

Thursday, July 14, 2016

When a Body Betrays Itself

Some addicts escape detection.

Some might even avoid betrayal by their friends and enemies.

But when your body cheats on itself, it also betrays itself.

Soon afterwards, it even consigns itself to the pains and consequences of its own addiction.

Your body will thank you today for your food drug, but tomorrow it will turn on you for the same food crime.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Serving Your (Sugar) Time

You can eat a lot of sugar if you want. You just have to spread it over a lot more time. The thinner, and the more evenly you spread it, the better.