Mental Health Monday: Swimming Towards Hope

After last Monday’s post, “The Hidden Pantomime of Sorrow,” I asked you to come back today for some encouraging words. I’ve been reading the final chapter of Caroline Knapp’s book, (Appetites: Why Women Want) “Swimming Towards Hope.” And I had every intention of writing a serious post about it today.

 But that was before.

Before I woke up Sunday morning with intense pain in my left shoulder and neck. Evidently a trigger point I’ve been nursing for several years finally started sending racking pain into my neck. While it was only hurting when I turned my head before, now it’s hurting when I’m doing nothing at all.

Ouch! I spent most of Sunday and today under the influence of pain meds and ice paks. I’m headed to the doctor at 4:30.

So…. PLEASE COME BACK NEXT MONDAY. Here’s a teaser (from “Swimming Towards Hope”):

“Appetite—naming it, satisfying it—is a monumental struggle for many women, a long-distance swim against a current of painful feeling, but I don’t think I could have tackled the subject if I didn’t feel the presence of some other current, moving in an opposite direction, if I didn’t feel some hope.”

Yes, Caroline Knapp is going to bring spirituality, possibility, joy, even satiety (my personal favorite) into the conclusion of her book.

 How?

More will be revealed….

Please share!
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2 thoughts on “Mental Health Monday: Swimming Towards Hope”

    1. Thanks, Carol. I’m on muscle relaxers and pain meds now, so I’d better not write too much under the influence:-) thanks for reading….

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