I've noticed a number of positive changes in my life since I've started the TMS Wiki Structured Education Program. I guess the most obvious is that I'm learning to control and overcome my pain. So far I've had the most success in overcoming back and stomach pain, although I'm learning to deal with my neuropathic pain as well. The SEP has helped me unearth a great deal of anger and repressed emotions, which has been invaluable. As well as that, I feel like I'm becoming much more peaceful and having less anxiety or depressed feelings. I've been doing Christian guided Scripture meditations on a daily basis for twenty minutes, in addition to my usual devotional times, which has made a real difference. They involve slowing down breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, Bible verses, affirmations and a guided visualisation at the end. I really like them because they help me relax, and they are compatible with my faith - so I feel quite comfortable listening to them and doing the exercises. I often sit outside on a bench in the backyard and take my shoes off, so I can put my feet on the grass and have a little bit of sun on me. I was told by my doctor that I'm deficient in Vitamin D, so I want to get more sun exposure (without getting burned of course!). … I also realised that I've let go of many one-sided relationships where I was helping/counselling other people, as I have become aware that I have a "goodist" personality. It has been a positive experience to let go and stop helping people, and realise that I don't have to feel guilty. Of course I may continue to help people in the future, but I want to do it out of a place of abundance and genuine love, rather than out of false guilt or obligation. I also want to be wary of getting into relationships where people become overly dependent on me, as I know this is not only bad for me - it can also undermine the person in need. It may also stop them from seeing a counsellor, making changes and getting the professional help they really need. I read the article "The Price of Being Nice" and it very much resonated with me today. I realised that I've had some TMS pain in my back and neck today, as there is still one person who continues to contact me and vent about their life issues. I did some journalling and brainstormed solutions for dealing with this person, so I feel more peaceful and confident that I can respond wisely. I also talked to my housemate about the situation, and it was useful getting an outside perspective, as it helped me to be more objective.