June 29th, 2004

socks and cat

Emotions and the body...part II (cellular damage and aging)

So, how many folks are familiar with the hypothalamus? When you experience an emotion the hypothalamus, located in your brain, releases peptides (amino acid sequences, different chemicals for every emotional state) into your body. And what to these little peptides do you? They dock.

Every cell in your body has receptors in it for peptides to dock. So your emotional state literally infects every cell in your body. Once the peptide docks in the cell it sends a signal directly into the cell. These signals actually change the biochemical make up of you cells. So events in your life, and how you react to them (i.e. which emotion you choose and the resulting peptides released), can actually change the nucleus of your cells.

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socks and cat

Fahrenheit 9/11 vs. lots of people freezing to death

We were having such a great evening that we didn't want to ruin it by seeing a movie that would make us mad at the country. So instead we decided to see a movie about the country being destroyed. Yes, we saw The Day After Tomorrow. Nothing like a good disaster flick to top off a great dinner out and some last minute shopping at Half Price Books. :) But good lord if there's anything I don't need more of it's clothes...and books! But somehow that didn't seem to stop me.
go-go outfit kitten - letters by shaycbt

Don't mind me while I pat myself on the back...yay me!

Today was the HUGEST boost to my self esteem and well being. And no, it had nothing to do with dancing or sexy outfits. There are so many jobs that I am unable to do that it just gives me a rush to be reminded that there are some jobs that very few people could do that I actually excel at.

Today at a temp job I spent the entire day not only dealing with but being bombarded by the homeless, by the mentally ill, by people who who were desperate and sometimes worried, anxious, scared or in desperate need of their medication. Collapse )
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