Today's recommended reading of Dr. Schubiner's blog posts is encouraging and more confirmation that I am starting to 'get it'. Dr. Schubiner writes: "The emotions that tend to have the largest effect on us are precisely those that we are unaware of." I think these emotions are possibly some I've had an inkling of but have historically been very accomplished at denying. I suppose that's the meaning of repression. Duh. The second section in today's reading on depression is nothing new here. I've experienced virtually all of those symptoms at some point in my life. These days, from all outward appearances I have a great life and really nothing to be depressed about, however, sometimes it's as though a wave of sadness just crashes over me for no obvious reason. No discernable trigger. Just -BAM- like you were walking on the beach and got sidelined by a rouge wave. I've learned through the years that exercise is the best medicine for my depression. So, I work out faithfully. I've also found that tDCS is effective recently. I've been using it for several months now and had good result. It seems to smooth out the highs and lows. It makes me feel normal, although admittedly I am not likely the best judge of that. I am looking forward to learning more about how to apply TMS/MBS treatment principles to depression. I would be grateful for any suggestions or pointers in that regard. Thank you! Also, I looked over the TMS Personality Traits list and I identify with a couple of them, particularly people pleasing. I seem to crave affirmation and acceptance. I just need people to like me. That and low self-esteem. I think my inner bully spends more time in the gym then I do. He's pretty good at kicking my butt. All of this self focused thinking and learning is having the desired effect. My pain is really diminished again today. Very grateful here. Thank you!