I agree @ Mary (& Good Morning!).....Proper breathing is an amazing thing. Very calming after the first few times.
I'll have to read about the thiamine deficiency. I have no idea why insomnia is such a huge part of my life. In my case, b/c of surgery near the sleep center of the brain, I feel it has to do with that, as it all began when I was in my late 20's and steadily worsened. Still, it can't help to learn and may help.
, what about shorter trips? I didn't even make it down to my daughter's house for lunch yesterday (to be there at 3:30 p.m., and probably eating around 5:30 p.m. to accommodate me). When I said, "Yes," I honestly believed she meant lunch...which I could probably make. But then she changed everything, probably on a whim b/c of what she found at the grocery store. She's a fabulous cook.
Now she thinks I'm agoraphobic on top of things....which means the other daughter does too. She wants me to see my therapist....I want her to stuff it! No, I don't have agoraphobia, although I may develop kidaphobia! The "kids" are now 50 and 47. Is there any end to what this illness causes? How can I turn this around and be optimistic? Ideas? I'll have to work on this one. Yours, Lenora.