Dear Freddie Fans,
Finally! I can tell you the secret I’ve been keeping before I get sick . . . Let me explain . . .
Suffering from “the complications of emotional burden.”
It’s a scientific fact! You can get sick from holding secrets: My brain’s prefrontal cortex gets over simulated when I thought about how bad sharing the secret would be. Just imagining all the possible negative outcomes (If I told you Peggy and Judy were changing the name of CATNIPblog they could stop giving me payment treats, ban me from blogging future posts, or cut-off my blog royalties from past posts) the end result is an EMOTIONAL BURDEN.
Specifically, when the prefrontal cortex wins the battle within my brain over keeping a secret, the pressure causes my cingulate cortex leads my body to ramp up production of stress hormones. So true . . .every time I’ve thought about the secret I felt my stress hormones surge thereby necessitating a treat.
There are even specific health risks but you’ll have to click here to read my post on . . .
Whew! I feel my prefrontal cortex calming down already . . .
Maui the cat is still the muse but FINALLY P & J renamed the blog to reflect what it’s all about. I have protested for the last 2 years about using, of all things, a CAT . . . they are slow learners (Peggy & Judy, not cats) . . .
- MAX your MIND (formerly known as Catnipblog)- Health and wellness tips and what P & J (and I, Freddie) learned in 30+ years of being psychotherapists, (and canines) – all based on neuroscience & scientific research.
- CURIOUS to the Max – Stuff that makes us smile, learn and gives expression to our more personal, “creative” sides.
You who subscribe to both my blogs (YEA YOU!) as editorial director I promise there will still be fresh content on each blog but let me know what you would like to see more of on either of my blogs.
Happy New Year! Happy Max Your Mind New Name Blog! from
No Secrets Freddie