Hello, I wrote earlier on my progress and accidentally thought I was on day 7! So I'm on day 8, and one of the exercises is to think about the emotions in our life that cause the pain to worsen. I am becoming more mindful of these emotions and definitely see a pattern of stress causing pain. It is true that the feeling comes before the thought. Right now I have a great deal of stress in my life surrounding my husband so any time I am going to see him my pain gets really bad. Also, sadness and anger cause my pain to get worse as well. I have been on an emotional roller coaster so now looking back, I can see how the pain's progression from worse to better back to worse and so on has been correlated with my emotional state and what is going on in my life. Since I can't magically make my current stressors disappear, I am trying to learn how to better handle them so my body doesn't suffer. The moment I feel the pain getting worse I check in with myself to see what is going on at the moment. The only part of the pain that is still a mystery is in the morning. It usually begins not long after I wake up and I can typically do the program and get it under control but I'm not sure why it starts up each day. I can feel improvement though so I am hopeful that this issue will also begin to take care of itself as I continue to do the work and be mindful.