Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Still Coughing

I'm wondering if mindfulness can help my still persistent cough. I'm so tired of hacking and hacking. It makes my whole body hurt and it worries me as I roll into month three of this business. I vacillate between thinking I should go back to my Dr. for the third time and thinking I might be getting better and should just wait it out.

There doesn't seem to be a pattern... I have coughing fits in any place at any time.

My Dr. seemed so casual the last time I saw her, unconcerned almost.

OK, so back to mindfulness. Could I just be aware of the coughing, notice it, not judge it, notice my body reacting, my muscles working to make it happen? Could I stay calm and mindful about each cough?

In my years of Tai-Chi practice, one really valuable thing I learned was how to draw the healing energy from the universe, particularly from trees, into my body through my feet and legs, and then channel it to a specific place. Could I try to revive that practice, channeling the energy toward my bronchial passageways and lungs?

The answer to all of these questions is, yes. Yes, I will draw healing energy and be mindful.

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Today's gratitude: warmth of the sun, delicious lettuces from our garden, fresh fruits, picking and eating thimble berries, Sharon getting my haircut right this time, sitting on the deck enjoying our land.


  1. The virus that went round here began with a cold, then bronghitis or pneumonia (or both) with a malaise. Then when strength began to return, the cough remained. For weeks. Nothing to do but ride it out. And buy good cough drops--and Vicks vaporub for the chest..

    I think an MD visit might be wise just to confirm if the above is your situation or not, tho. Really, wouldn't hurt to see the doc.


  2. A visit to the Doc wouldn't hurt I think... but anyway I hope you get well soon!

  3. I love the idea of being mindful and drawing healing energy! It certainly can't hurt, and you may be surprised by the results.


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