Saturday, September 20, 2008

While I'm a Knowledge Gathering Whore...

I gotta admit...especially for those born high strung like me: Ignorance is Bliss!

a couple weeks back we had some health scares in the family which was a Major trigger for me...

the worst part is, when other people have problems I start worrying like nothing else and the worst part is I don't just leave it at the door...I internalise it-my stomach literally goes into knots: then I get sick. Having all this medical knowledge as well actually just makes the worry a whole lot WORSE- I totally get why lots of people just refuse to go to the doctor: Knowledge can be a Burden with a capital 'B' (as much as it is empowering and liberating too! :)

I also wish I cared less and felt less responsible for the welfare of others- but then again, I AM a Water sign! And maybe that's why I may one day make a kick ass Chinese doc yet!

So anyway recognising this has got to stop I got myself a Chinese patent the other day- what I know as Jia Wei Xiao Yao San but the good folks at BTRT know it by this euphemism which I thought was so to the point it was amusing...


p.s GROUNDING is a really simple and effective tool to combat stress as well...if you can't get to the beach, park, yoga, just connecting with the earth by sitting or lying on the floor can be really helpful. Right now I only sit on a chair when absolutely necessary- instead I have my yoga mat set up 24-7 where I do stretches, have meals on etc....it's surprisngly calming! If you find it hard to sit on the floor for extended periods, I highly recommend getting yourself a Nada chair.

5 comments:

Dina said...

I'm sort of one of those people who refuses to go to the doctor. I feel whatever ails me is probably in my head.

I'll go for the yearly pap smear, but that's just to get my birth control pills.

So, are you studying Chinese medicine? My cousin is an acupuncurist in San Francisco.

I need to go and read more of your blog.....The history of Zhen.

mscherrylane said...

LOL it's so flattering that you felt compelled to read so much of my blog, I can only think of one random stranger who admitted they went and read my whole blog in one sitting(!)

yeah I'm in TCM- funny your cousin is in it too- not surprised she's in california either LOL ;)

p.s personally i'm anti western medicines completely- I guess I'm like the stereotypical Californian that way- western pharmaceutical products have wreaked way too much havoc on my system- definitely not a good idea taking any of it long term...just something to consider!

mary47 said...

Un saluto dall'Italia, sopratutto da Venezia, città unica al mondo!!!

mary47 said...

Ti ringrazio per il saluto di riposta, in italiano corretto sopratutto! Ciao e....rivediamoci sul blog!

Shannanigans said...

sorry to get you addicted to another time consuming endeavor :)

Pageant story:

I was in Mexico 6 years ago and met a couple from Texas (who I am still friends with). This girl that worked there tried to get my friend to sign up for the resort pageant they were having(she didn't ask me...guess I didn't fit the bill)
My friend said she would do it but only if I did it with her. I thought what the hell. It was playing goofy games and interacting with the audience. Actually pretty fun in a way. But I would never do it again. Oh and I won, which means I got a bottle of wine and a scuba diving experience (gave it to Steve). My friend came in second and she won a catamaran tour which she gave to us since she was leaving. So it saved me some money in the long run.