Thanks so much to everyone here for the welcomes and feedback. I want to share a recap of my week 1 journey. I am so grateful that I have the time available to work the program, and to implement the tools and resources I am finding here. I am happy to note a decrease in physical symptoms, with a corresponding increase in the emotions which seems to confirm I am on the right path at present. The journalling I've done is bringing to light a lot of repressed emotions, especially fears around abandonment, rejection, loneliness, failing, and loss of control. Seeing things on paper helps to name what lives in the dark shadows of my memories. Dialoguing with the frightened little girl has given insight, and understanding. Forgiving those who wounded, brings acceptance of 'what is' and inner peace. I very much appreciated Forest's Day 7 video responding to the question 'Is it possible to work the program too hard?' I was feeling resentful that my family commitments, and responsibilities prevent me from giving more time to working the program. I see now that this is my perfectionism and over-achiever personality traits flaring. I have noticed on the day I missed journalling I had more tension in my body (specifically my belly). I have an increase of anxiety and agitation in my gut which I think is connected to the issues coming to surface in the journalling activities, but also to the time of year. I recognize that January and February are difficult months for me. Advent and Christmas are deeply meaningful for me and once the season is past I feel rather deflated. And this goes way back to childhood for me, so I will be exploring this in future journalling exercises. The note on day 7 of a Self-Care Day struck resonated with me and I thought back to a book I read many years ago by Cheryl Richardson, The Art of Extreme Self Care. I have missed making these practices a part of my day and resolve to do something fun for myself each day, just because... So onward and upward into week 2 of SEP. I wish all members here an enlightening and grace-filled week.