The Tool Called Body

If you are in your head all the time you might have forgotten the matter of your matter. This solid stuff called flesh and bones, hormones, blood, sex and digestive juices….this sacred stuff is all yours (and it’s the only stuff that is)…

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As if struggling with the varied signs and symptoms of high-functioning anxiety are not enough, the medications I take for my body’s other troubles add more nasty variety to the mix? Are you kidding me?

No. No, I am not kidding you.

SIDE EFFECTS. Before we get started.  Who came up with the tidy colloquialism known as 'side effects'?  You know...those effects that are the not-desirable deliverables of the selected pharmaceutical?  Big Pharma…

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“Doctor, What Do I HAVE?” [The woman in the white clinic jacket slowly pushes her chair back to look up at you, sitting there on the cool examination table draped by your sterile paper-towel-poncho.]

She looks into your eyes. “I’ll tell you what you have”, she says, backed by thousands of hours of study and tens-of-thousands-of-patient-visits. “It is called a NERVOUS SYSTEM.” Good doctor.…

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You Get Pain. Your Friends Get Pain. Your Enemies Get Pain. You Got It When You Were Younger and You Will Get It When You Are Older… Pain Comes With Life…Waaa Waaa Waaa…

Pain and Your Brain Listen, if you just accept it as a fait accompli, it will continue As Is. So stop whining and start learning. If you want it to…

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