Sometimes, the universe provides just what is needed. Today I listened to the latest podcast from @Nicole J. Sachs LCSW , from her series The Cure For Chronic Pain, and I was immediately struck by its relevance to many recent posts. @Viridian and @Mark1122, (and I'm sorry if I can't remember others I might have interacted with before the last few days): please, everyone, do yourselves a favor and listen to Episode 41 "The Role of Fear - Barb's Amazing Story". I can't recommend it enough. The introductory story is a bit long, but don't make the mistake of thinking that it's not relevant for you - part of doing this work effectively is that when someone is taking the time to tell you how they recovered, that you have the patience to listen to (or read) their entire story. Here is a small bit of the gem which is at the heart of this episode, from Nicole: ...when you are desperate to be well, and when you are outcome-driven... your nervous system perceives that desire as fear... Seriously, just listen to the whole thing. And then go to Nicole's first podcast, and start listening to them in order. But, in the spirit of this episode, just one a day, okay? Listen to #41, and you'll see why I say just one a day.