Greetings! This was the first time I've tried the cluster journaling technique, but I'll get back to that in a moment. Today's reading included a response by Dr John Stracks to the question about how to distinguish between TMS and actual injury. His answer was brief, but useful. The other selection was a longer article by Dr Francis Sommer Anderson. My takeaway there was the idea of doing feeling inventories throughout the day. Checking in this way might be more instructive than waiting for a TMS event and then trying to figure out what's going on. The journaling technique was much like a student's character or story web, only quick and all over the page. I chose a 5-minute piece of relaxing music, but couldn't do this method online where I usually journal. So, grabbed a piece of paper out of the wastebasket, and scribbled all over it for the length of the music video. And, what do you know? I came up with something! My current stress has to do with someone who deals with problems by ignoring them, while I rush to action. Even when I have time to rest, I don't, because I'm online searching for solutions. Then, I run to this other person, solution in hand, to have the whole thing waved off -- not now. Doing nothing might be the best course, but the denial of the problem or putting it off for another day, week, month, year.... well, there's my stresser. The journaling activity brought out not only the difference in our styles, but the fear behind her inaction. I'm already aware of the fear behind my actions. Wouldn't a little communication be great? But we're from different worlds and that's just not going to happen. So, I'm thankful for this forum, and the journaling, and you!