What Happens When Your Brain Doesn’t Sleep?

I think my brain is suffering:  Impaired Wit, Cerebral shrinkage, Eating binges, Hallucinations, Risky decisions, Anger, Lost memories, False memories, Head-in-the-clouds, slurred speech are some of the impacts from diminished or non-restorative sleep.

However, I won’t tell you which of those my brain is suffering from.  You’ll have to read my blog posts to figure it out.

I can’t read this chart.  The print is too small so click here for a larger image: What Sleep Deprivation Does to Your Brain.

How sleep impacts the brain

How sleep impacts the brain

I wonder if diminished sleep and diminished eyesight are related . . . .

Use Your Computer to Express Your Feelings with COLOR

Never occurred to me to use anything other than paint or crayons to do the exercise of expressing feelings using color.     

Wendy is confined to bed after very painful and serious surgery.  She wanted to express her feelings but paint was a bit too messy in bed. So she used her computer!  This is what she came up with:

Wendy remarked that her red Anger resembled a person.  She did a great job of processing her picture so click here  and read her interpretation.  

It will help you understand how to process your own pictures as well as understand what Wendy is currently emotionally experiencing.  

I’ve left some more processing comments for Wendy in the comments section on her blog.

GREAT JOB WENDY!  Thank you for sharing.

Send me your pictures and I’ll guide you to process them!

http://createtoheal.blogspot.com/2011/12/what-color-is-your-emotions.html

Angry, WHO? ME?

Collage

After I was diagnosed with fibomyalgia in 1996 I “treated” myself with therapeutic creative expression in a form of visual journaling.  Years later  I showed them in a PowerPoint presentation at the National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in 2009. It was the first time I shared these pictures and I felt a bit exposed and vulnerable.

When I  made this collage I was having fun tearing out magazine pictures, concentrating on colors and shapes. The male body underneath the large face was pasted there because I thought it humorous to have a giant female head on a muscular, agile male body.

Until that presentation I had never looked at my pictures from a distance.  When I saw this collage projected larger than life onto a screen I was stunned.  It takes a LOT to anger me.  While anger was outside my conscious awareness my unconscious was furious.

I also realized that the jumping body underneath the female face represents the fibro – strong, active. Above the neck all I can do is be still with fury.

(I’m still not sure what the yellow paper over the nose is about).

The large head sees but doesn’t speak. The small head speaks but doesn’t see.

It still unnerves me a bit.

National Fibromyalgia Day is May 12th and events are going on around the United States.

To find an event near you click on this link

http://www.fmcpaware.org/awareness-day-national-events