Guess what? I'm feeling better. The combination of the tapping and crying I did earlier in the week, having a turbo-level chiropractor visit, re-reading my positive blog posts and support from friends has pulled me out of my crying jag.
Dr. Ashley Frer can work magic. On Tuesday night I told her I was depressed about my divorce and that I'd been crying for days. Dr. Frer does chiropractic corrections and acupuncture on me in each visit, but this time I really got the works. She stuck needles everywhere: arms, hands, legs, head, belly, even the soles of my feet. Yeah, the feet points hurt, but I didn’t care. I just needed help. Dr. Frer also overhauled the supplements I’ve been taking so they'll more directly address my emotional upset, so I came home with all new herbals.
On the way home from that appointment I re-read some upbeat posts on my own blog and remembered how good my life is. Since Tuesday night I’ve been feeling much better. I haven’t been fighting tears or dragging around in two days and I’m very grateful.
The grieving process will eventually resume, but for now it’s such a relief to have a break. Oh, my god. We really do need a variety of tools to cope with emotional crises. This time, in addition to friends, tapping, writing, and music, I also needed small pieces of metal inserted all over my body with electric current running through them, followed by considering my own words of optimism from a month ago. And I'm good for now.