All tagged emotional health

18 Lessons I Learned in 2018

Last January 1st, I wrote myself a letter. It was part pep talk, part guidelines for 2018. I kept it in the back of my phone case, and in true Amy fashion didn’t look at it once all year. Looking at it now, I can’t say it all changed/came to fruition/magically appeared in a puff of smoke, but I will say there was progress on whatever this journey is. 2018 was a lot. It filled and drained my cup more times than I can count. But I think all in all, 2018 and I were good for each other.

2018 opened me up to analyzing communication, and how our experiences influence our perception.

Here’s what I learned. Don’t expect it to blow your mind, just maybe open your heart to another perspective.

I Had A Chinese Exorcism, And it Worked

In traditional Chinese medicine, the Seven Dragons treatment addresses possession.  Rather than just possession by spirits, the person is overtaken by beliefs or emotions collected in this life or a previous one.  They cannot live fully, and emptiness fills their eyes.  They are separated from the self.  My possession was anger.  The anger was stuck in my abdomen, she told me.  So, the Chinese Mrs. Kim silently said a prayer, and stuck seven points on my body with needles.  Each needle resonated like energetic ripples through my limbs and torso.  I began to relax, and think about my anger.