Fall walk by the lake

My spouse had been on holidays for the week of his birthday so been spending some time with him. We went to dinner and then took an evening stroll by the lake in town. I want to get some good walking time outside in this nice weather we have in Fall. This not too hot … Continue reading Fall walk by the lake

pain is a construct of the brain

Illness belief structures and invisible illness

I remember when I was younger and had Fibromyalgia and episodic migraines I thought very differently about my illness than I do now. I remember taking my first Philosophy class and being introduced to Rene Descartes the famous dualist where the mind is separate from the body. You have a mental substance and a physical … Continue reading Illness belief structures and invisible illness

Invisible illness: The thing that hides itself

So what are some of the things I have heard from people. The general people I have encountered in life about chronic illness  "You are lazy." "You are just depressed." "At least it is not cancer or fatal" "You're in pain All the time?" "I don't understand what Fibromyalgia Is? Like what Causes it?" "I … Continue reading Invisible illness: The thing that hides itself

A little overview on brain waves

Within the brain, millions of nerve cells pass the information along to each other with electrical pulses. With electroencephalo-graphy (EEG) we can measure the brainwaves of these electrical pulses by putting electrodes on the scalp. Even awake we experience different levels of awareness that come from brainwave states. Altered states can be used to help … Continue reading A little overview on brain waves