May 09, 2013 - 5:57 pm
I came across this article in Time magazine and thought that it was relevant and contained merit, at least for myself and perhaps for someone else as well.
Of particular interest to me was this excerpt from the article...
Apparently, being kind to others stimulates the Vagus nerve...and by doing so, according to the article, it may play a role in regulating glucose levels and immune responses.
I had wondered if the role the board has played for me has had some success in post-treatment times for me currently staying in my longest remissive state of 22-months out of the entire 9-year ordeal.
Unfortunately, I let three words up here temporarily derail me....and there have been other human interactions that have contributed to killing me on the inside. I was writing at a pretty high level and enjoying helping several folks up here.....and then it all went away as quickly as it had come.
As always, there were several mitigating factors in conjunction with things....I've found it's never one thing all by itself....but one event coupled with several other events can make the ship list to one side.
I hope to shake things off and fight through them and find an avenue avenue to get back to how I want to feel about a good many things....the feelings and whatnot I've been experiencing are not good for the long run.....and this article points to the positive benefits of the type of things I was once doing - and want to keep doing for others as well as myself....it's generally a win-win...at least for me.
On a positive note, I did have the rare opportunity recently to give of myself once more to someone up here on the board...and it was nice to feel a little bit better from doing so....to not let one person or even several hamper my efforts.
What really felt good was the connection....my connection has been broken...and I'm trying to restablish that link. It's just that I've been missing the old me lately...and I can't always just manufacture what I do - it's got to come from the heart with me....and my heartbeat was stopped by a series of things ....and I went with it. And I don't like it...
This article is a reminder to me of what I used to do - and hopefully will one day be able to do again...
I don't suggest that this article cure cancer, but I think the therapeutic benefits from what is described in the article could certainly play some kind of role in staving off cancer when in a remissive state...primarily by doing what the article states above.....regulating glucolse levels and improving immune response.
I know I was happiest working here the past 4-years....and had a sense of worth and fulfillment...I will find it again when the time is right.
Anyway, it was a good read and thought you might like it as well. It seems that giving to others and connecting with others has many benefits - I guess I never realized how much of an impact it has - until you lose it.
Enjoy the read...
Best always + Best Wishes!