If you missed the call from last night, be sure and listen to the recording of it…it was just great! The SteveO you grow to love in the book is the same SteveO to hear speak. His knowledge and passion for helping others heal shines through. On that note…what was your biggest take-away from last night? For me, it's hard to pick just one thing. I really appreciated the encouragement concerning Achille's tendon swelling. With something that visual, it's easy to go into panic mode wondering if something structural is going on. Come to find out, some of the TMS docs and Steve himself have dealt with this. I also loved hearing the different voices. Mala, I love your British accent! (I know, we Americans have a thing about that.) I was also so impressed that you speak SEVEN languages! Walt, you're just as I envisioned….gentle and kind. Rose, my New Joisey friend! Tennis Tom, your passion shines through and you always add so much. MiffyBunny, I wish I could take you away to a deserted island (except for some servants who would wait on you hand and foot), for a few weeks where you could just be pampered and free of all responsibilities. Ah, what a great group of people. But back to the call...I think the biggest thing though was the "are you enjoying your life" question. Those weren't the exact words but it was the gist. (Actually, I'm wishing I wrote down a few particularly insightful statements; I'll have to listen to the recording to get them.) If you're busy enjoying life, you don't have time for TMS distractions. This really struck home with me this morning. After the usual morning rush of getting everyone out the door (I still have two kids at home), I had my usual wave of fatigue wash over me. I mean F-A-T-I-Q-U-E. It's arrival midmorning is something that's been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I used to joke that it's just become my serum caffeine levels have dipped. It occurred to me for the first time that this is TMS. The urge to go to sleep at 9:30 in the morning isn't normal. I realized I need to dig deeper into this. I'm not enjoying my life. I can put up a good show; I don't think anyone benefits from a frownie face. I practice gratitude daily…make it a point to be upbeat. Which leaves me..uh…wanting to throw Steve across the room like I did Dr. Sarno's book when I first read it? Nah. Don't worry, Steve, you're safe. I won't shoot the messenger. But whoa. That's a pretty deep and serious subject. I'm not sure how to approach it because I can see where my life, for the past 20 years, has been spent raising my kids and pretty much serving my family. The empty nest is still a few years away so it's not like my mama duties are completed. (Are they ever?) I'm seeing a connection to this topic and my swollen Achilles and I gotta say…it scares the hell out of me. I'm down a new avenue of self exploration now. Okay. Don't want to end on such a heavy note. Overall, it was a fantastic phone call. Forest, you did a FABULOUS job moderating. Herbie, even though you were on the phone, it was great seeing your face. I appreciated the other faces too..Bruce and Mala. But the star of the show last night was Steve. THANK YOU for the time and encouragement you freely poured out! What are your take aways?