My Brain is Okay, But My Mind Feels Like A Dumpster…

“Sam” The Old Dog of Wisdom

https://www.newportacademy.com/resources/mental-health/understanding-the-mind-body-connection/

The Biochemistry of the Mind-Body Connection

While we still don’t understand everything about the mind-body connection, scientists are discovering some of the ways in which communication occurs. Dr. Jennifer Weinberg, MD, MPH, MBE, a preventive and lifestyle medicine physician, describes the brain as “the hardware” that allows us to experience the thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and emotions that we collectively call the “mind.”

“My brain is okay, but my mind feels like a dumpster.” Sam told me so the other day when we walked by the neighborhood dumpster…

“Why did you not empty the trash, Sam? I asked him, again, that day… “Because I did not know how,” he said while looking up at me with truth in his eyes…

Sam, is “The Old Dog of Wisdom,” I thought. Then, I wondered, if he put wisdom in the dumpster…

Sometimes when the mind hurts the brain stops, they say. Maybe, I can help Sam empty the dumpster. Then, maybe Sam won’t hurt anymore…

“How can I get help to empty the trash in my mind? Sam asked with tears in his eyes…

“I do not know, Sam. But let’s go together and find out together. I’ll hold your hand and help you, Sam.”

We are pals, Sam and me. I will see my friend through this. Because I need to empty my dumpster too…

We can heal together, Sam and me… For we both are “Old Dogs of Wisdom…

Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocate… and aspiring artisan.