Regarding exercise/physical activity...I took a walk in my neighborhood two days ago with my husband. I've always been a sedentary person, since childhood, which worries my husband. So he encourages me to walk with him. It was a beautiful evening and I felt like I had accomplished something. My low back, rear and hips began to hurt, but I went a little further and found a place to sit and rest before returning home. It's hard for me to get moving because it's not something I crave in itself. Dr. Sarno's advice to "resume physical activity" is like a foreign language to me. I've always enjoyed walking if it takes me somewhere I want to go, rather than just walking for its health benefits. But I haven't done that kind of walking for a long time because I have been afraid that I will be in too much pain to get home or back to my car easily. Yesterday, doing the Day 2 work, I scheduled a couple of "destination walks" in my day planner during the next month. Other musings...Today when I wrote down three events or experiences in my past that produced strong emotions, they all involved fear, or actually terror. Two were from very early childhood when I was about three and one when I was between eight and ten perhaps. All three were serious enough that I thought either I or one of my parents would die. My childhood was filled with headaches and colds. I'm still affected by leftover anxiety from these events in my late sixties. Interesting.