Thursday Thoughts Check-in
Good morning? Everyone present and accounted for? We all got through the day and night? Ready to check in and be heard and fibro-fight-y? Woot!
So today, I'm learning about "reframing" for PTSD therapy and pain control therapy.
I looked at the therapist and said, "A new frame doesn't change an ugly picture."
Wrong thing to say. Oh, I got the psych degree lecture from hell. I pay for this?! Yep. *sigh*
Anyway, reframe it so it's not personal. Reframe the way I think about sommething to remove the personal element of it.
So how do you remove pain's "personal element"?
Yeah, I'm still thinking...
In Marijuana News (calm down, I don't use or sell), a new study of over 1000 users shows that regular daily use of marijuana may increase the risk of high blood pressure and related problems of high blood pressure over time. Link to Reuters article. I haven't got hold of the study itself yet. But it's interesting to note that marijuana's rep for making you mellow may in fact have a serious long-term downside. Everything does, which is why I wasn't going to run out and try whatever, but this was not one of the potential MJ effects I'd have expected. Hmm. If replicated and validated, it's going to lead to some interesting examination of active compounds... http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-marijuana-hypertension-idUSKBN1AP0JS
Today in 1945, Japan surrendered, after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic bombs. The surrender ended World War 2 for the US, with Germany having surrendered in May of 1945 and put an end to the war in Europe.
In 1792, King Louis XVI (married to Marie Antoinette, who'd be forgotten if she never mentioned anyone eating cake) was taken into custody by the French revolutionaries. THe revolution had started in 1789. Many factors went into it, but what came out of it was that the royals ost their heads, literally, to the guillotine. Ouch.
In 1846 --- WOOOOHOOOO ---- The Smithsonian was chartered by the US Congress. Joseph Smithson kicked in the starting funds of $500K, and to this day "the Nation's Attic" holds more wonders in its storage than you ever see on display. It's freaking *awesome*. Pop culture, relics, you name it, they got it. I've been there a few times, and could happily live there. I want to hide in their storage areas and just poke around... Nerd paradise!
The Smithosonian, btw, includes today The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the SM of American History, the Smithsonian Institution (the organization that umbrella-covers the whole big mass of it all), Air & Space museum, art museum, the National Zoo... There are 17 museums and galleries (art) in the Smithsonian "collective", and I've yet to hit them all, dang it.
The Smithsonian Institution building is nicknamed "The Castle". YOu can see why: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/Smithsonian_Building_NR.jpg
Gotta grab a chance to walk 1 1/2 miles before the heat kicks in. Blessings on all, and may your troubles be lessened, your hearts be mended, and your tears be dried.
Good morning! Well, I sorta kinda almost tried to sleep, LOL. Whole right side is a cramp from neck to knee, just one of thsoe fun post-injury things I get to have sometimes, blah, whatever, another day another ouchie.My house smells nice. I dropped a bottle of essential oil and the plastic bit in the top popped out and my floor is now very very very very very very minty. With plastic...
Good morning! I know most of you in the US are off doing busy-busy and tha't sokay. Go do the busy-busy, family-friends, etc., time and we'll catch up on Black (BLECH) Friday tomorrow. Btw, "blech" is a cartoon word, for "yuck", and how my one family member pronounced "black" for ages b/c her native languages were Polish and Quebecois French. (Never ever ever use the French of the Ile d'Paris in...