Hi all! I'm on Day 9 of the SEP, though I'm not actually posting about today's activity specifically today. I'm actually looking for some guidance on some things that I'm a little unclear about. I've mentioned before that I believe TMS has manifested itself as chronic nausea for me. I experience some bloating, and other irregularities that have to do with my GI tract, so I've been diagnosed with IBS, which is what I'm trying to treat as a TMS problem, because it seems more logical to me. I definitely know that when I am extremely stressed or anxious about something I tend to have flare-ups. Yet on a day-to-day basis, I've had chronic nausea. It doesn't seem to change based on how I'm feeling/what I'm thinking about throughout the day, nor does it necessarily improve if I'm meditating/relaxed, or if I'm journaling about something stressful. I know that with the TMS approach, emotions are thought to be the trigger of our discomfort. So I'm finding difficulty linking the two, and therefore controlling this negative cycle of emotions to physical manifestations, when I don't see such a clear connection between the two. That's not to say I don't believe in the TMS diagnosis, because I do, but I am having difficulty in finding how the mind-body connection has worked for me personally. I've definitely identified some common themes in my journaling- the need to be a people-pleaser, the fear of being left behind, letting others down, and of course, the fear and anxiety surrounding my physical state. I guess I just have trouble seeing how this is all linked up to feeling sick on a day-to-day basis. Any advice, guidance, or shared experiences? Thanks everyone!