What’s truth three on this therapy road? No pain, no gain.
Since this concept is so synonymous with my life in general and my fat loss workouts, therapy is turning out to be quite natural, and it’s working. The pain does become a gain over time but only if you do the work.
In truth, one primary doctor disagrees I have Hashimoto’s disease and suggests I may have another type of autoimmune problem even though there’s plenty of consistancies pointing to it. It’s been frustrating and I’m hunting down more specialized doctors who understand the disease rather than a general doctor who may not understand the bits which make the whole. Understanding what was happening with a recent hormonal imbalance, though, I was able to harness its good and work through its bad and it’s the most successful episode of hormonal flipage I’ve had and it’s fully because I’m in therapy and under medical treatment. I’m thankful to my love adopted family for caring about me enough to make me seek the help I needed.
The reward of this I’d like to highlight is this morning my more often than not moody teenager mentioned we’ve laughed more as a family recently, specifically me. I’ve been very conscious lately to respin the negative into positive and the best way I’ve found is to watch comedies before I go to bed, paint during the day and when I feel the slip downwards, I get my ass out the door no matter how much I don’t want to. Then, I use my Iphone to take photos of the city. Somewhere along the walk a jolt of happy finds me.
Below photos may not look happy in their B&W form, but the fact that I’m here to even take these photos brings a smile. It has occurred to me that some of us – no names here – may be so used to the chase we forget how it feels to have arrived.
Enjoy the photo tour of downtown Wiesbaden, near the Kochbrunnen.
Love witnessing the early morning drop off of fresh produce, much of it brilliant in hue and diversity. It reminds me of the many sensual pleasures nature gives us.
A produce cart hungry for its next load. (sorry, once written, I had to leave it.)
Sometimes I purposely walk by my favorite shirt store supplied by an Italian designer. Other days I walk another way to see other cool sights I’ll share when I walk that other way!
And then I enter the Kochbrunnen or Kranzplatz as it’s known. The arched structure holds a stone sink, its faucet pouring hot spring water. It’s a meeting ground of community and it’s very touristy but as we continue, you’ll see the views are beautiful and worthy of a walk through.
This is a governmental building that I don’t recall its name of. All I know is the sun sets in front of it and in the evenings on a clear day the light and color reflect on the windows giving the entire building different shades of light.
My favorite view of the Kranzplatz. Ahead behind the glass is Spital, a great restaurant and bar with adjoining independent cafe and bakery on its ends. Behind that is a busy road I walk to get home. In the morning gloom the architectural scrumptiousness of this view is enough to delight.
Here sits one of my favorite Wiesbaden art galleries. They house primarily large works and incredible wooden sculptures. I gain a lot of inspiration just walking by their windows and seeing oversized works jump out at me. It’s like the delight or disappointment of walking around the corner. You never quite know exactly how the vision before you will hit you until you look.
Here’s temptation number 1 zip by: a newsstand. I spend too much money on endless supply of magazines. But, I have to take just a glance.
Temptation # 2 is the damn bakery. I zip by that too.
And, just before my Iphone battery runs out of life, I see lights! The end.
Therapy truths one & two
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