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Don't you hate it when ... [part 1]

by Sandy Jost, PhD13. January 2014 11:50

I have a few "pet peeves" in my field of work and here is one:

Others don't "want" me to be sad from time to time and so they try to "cheer me up!"

Now although you may disagree with me here, I have personally learned to LOVE my moods that send me only to the "cocooning process!" I've learned through personal experience, that on "the other side" of this sad time ... even SEVERELY SAD times, comes with some creative idea that turned this whole cocooning process on its head!!! Gee ... I guess that's why they call it cocooning: because some real creative transformation is going on!!!

I wish there were some better ways to say this (ANY SUGGESTIONS ANYONE?) ... but I find myself just telling them "I have come to RESPECT these moods ... and so I don't WANT to rush through them ... and in fact, I sometimes have learned that my body is TELLING me something IMPORTANT!" It feels as if this sentence is too long and their eyes are glazing over. But then again, MAYBE their eyes ARE glazing over because they are rethinking their OWN darker moods!

In the interest of full disclosure ... Altho you'd think I would personally remember this whole point without pause (... that the body and mind ARE completely inseparable, for this, after all, is what I teach) even I tend to forget this. Therefore, I want you to know that my FIRST reaction when my mind goes south ... is to be "disappointed" in myself somehow. My first assumption seems to always be that it's a problem with my MIND! But then I remember to look deeper into my life, current habits, lifestyle, beliefs ... and find that I MIGHT discover things needing to change that concern my body, my mind, or nothing at all!

The important thing to remember through this stage of inner self-discovery is that EVERYTHING the body gives to you at all times ... is of interest. It's up to you to treat this as a gift of information or a handicap.



breast cancer | cancer | Controversial | Pet Peeves

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Sandy Jost, PhD

Dr. Jost's career mirrors the changes within science as it has come to recognize the power of connection between body, mind, & spirit. Degrees in biology & nutritional biochemistry drew her increasingly toward mind-body interactions, where studies showed that thought could change body chemistry. So finding answers in the cutting edge of integrative sciences, Jost received a PhD in psychology & is now a noted author, speaker, & educator on the body-mind connection.

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