By speaking out loud to low back twinges, stiffness and persistent plantar fasciitis and acknowledging emotional burdens from past trauma, the pain significantly subsides. I have not been physical active so far, but plan to add in walking and dancing to music next week. This reminds me of overcoming fibromyalgia twenty-plus years ago. I know TMS is very much like that, and that builds my confidence. Making the TMS lists is hard and I keep remembering more to add to the list. I have intellectualized the trauma, but I shut myself off from feeling. Last night, I really wondered if I was strong enough to face the feelings of past and current pressures. I woke up and took action by filling in more of the lists, and just noticing my feelings has proven to me that though intense emotions threaten to overwhelm me, they pass, just like waves of water, or blasts of wind. That intensity can only last so long, then the peace comes when I do something nice for myself, like watch a funny video, play with my animals, hug my husband, even catch up on housework because the pain tends to stop me from doing simple daily chores.