Writings

Managing Your Energy

I’ve often said that it’s unfair that kids have so much more energy than we do. After all they piss it away on playing… and playing. Hmm! Wait a minute. What would I do with more energy? Well, I can tell you that my bad, bad, bad habit has been to engage in the W…

Pain and Sleep

It’s a frosty day… and I’m in pain. But, it’s not just the cold and damp (which often trigger Fibromyalgia). It’s the lack of sleep. I woke with pain (a reaction to an OTC) at midnight and didn’t get back to sleep. 4 Hours just isn’t enough sleep. Ideally it’s 7 or 8. So, what…

Type A?

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went for an assessment at Myosymmetries. I was hoping that they’d tell me a) Yes, you have Fibromyalgia and b) we can help. Both wishs came true. But, what I didn’t expect to hear was, "You know the trouble with you Type A’s is that you’re Type…

Born Highly Sensitive?

Are folks born highly sensitive? Or, does time and circumstance make them that way? Probably, some of both. Elaine Aron, in her book The Highly Sensitive Person, suggests that’s the case. Certainly I’ve seen children who from birth seemed fragile and delicately sensible.  Another book cites research that shows that at birth there are 3…

Over Sensitive?

Have you ever been accused of being over sensitive? I am frequently. And, I’ve wondered: Am I? If so, where did my oversensitivity come from? And, is it necessarily a bad thing? Okay. I’m ready. I admit I am highly sensitive. Note: I didn’t say over sensitive. Is that bad? Yes and no. No, because…