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Day 243: Grounding

My kimchi turned out pretty good for a first try. I did not ferment it. I used a quick kimchi recipe I found here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/quick-spicy-kimchee-recipe.html.

Yesterday was a much better day. I survived my bus rides. I took my vial of "Chill" with me and rubbed a few drops on my wrists when I got on the first bus.

One of my Facebook friends suffers anxiety attacks. He recommended "grounding" next time I felt an attack come on. I did some internet research on grounding techniques for panic attacks and now I have my reading material for a week! In particular I found a lovely document on a Scottish site for adult survivors of childhood trauma. (www.incaresurvivors.org.uk/...Anxiety...and-Grounding-techniques.pdf)

Interesting. What quelled my attack on the bus was a focusing on my pink gloves. I prefer the colors green, purple and blue though. There must be something about colors. Years ago I was driving, stuck in traffic feeling stressed and overwhelmed. I looked up into the sky and told myself I was going to inhale that lovely shade of blue. So I imagined the color permeating my whole being and felt instant peace. :)

I am going to go with the color grounding for now. And scent grounding.

My friend suggested counselling too. I have not had the best luck with counsellors. They often get on my nerves. Lol.

Now I am going to ground my tastebuds in a bowl of porridge and then ground my muscles at t the gym. I suppose the lesson here is getting out of my anxiety ridden head!

Happy Thursday!

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