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Scooter Sagas

What do they pump into the air at Walmart? I avoid that store like the plague. It always makes me sick and most other chronically ill people I know have similar experiences! 799 more words



This past week I performed in my school’s theatre production of “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.” I have been actively involved in the theatre department since my freshmen year, but this show came with more fear than the previous ones. 214 more words


Blog 26- Part 2: Nike, the serenity prayer, and stress physiology!

Part 2 – The Serenity Prayer

Part 1 of this blog addressed Nike’s slogan, “Just Do It” (JDI), and how it beneficially impacts our physiology. Today’s blog will make more sense if you read part 1. 646 more words

Physiology of Fainting

It often is rather scary to witness a real, live faint, especially if it involves a loved one.

The fainter turns white as a ghost or ashen grey, their eyes glaze over or even roll back, and then their whole body goes limp.

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Oliver Sacks, the autonomic nervous system, and psychiatric drug withdrawal syndrome

Editors note: My husband, Paul Woodward, who has published quite a few essays on this blog, sometimes sends emails to me about his thoughts on my (and therefore, often, our) circumstance. 806 more words

Mental Health

Love & Anxiety-Blog 26: Nike, the Serenity Prayer, and Stress Physiology!

Part 1 – Nike

The focus of the past few blogs was on how to flip our bodies out of threat physiology back into an embodied sense of safety and joy. 876 more words

Blog #25: Flipping the coin, how to get out of threat physiology!

To pick up where we left off in the last blog, I suggested we figure out,  ‘what must I do to get out of threat/stress physiology?’ Here are some tools that tune our bodies back into the other side of the “coin,” out of threat physiology, back to calm sense of safety. 833 more words