Friday, July 26, 2013

Music Reward

I feel like I've awakened from a dream. The past few days have been spent crowding out pain signals with music, like sending an avalanche down a mountain gulley. I wondered if some people could manage pain with a Wii or a karaoke machine even better than with music alone. But the music came to be a distraction about the time my foot stopped hurting today. I promised some coworkers more work than I could deliver, which I never do, so I'll be back at work tomorrow.

Some studies say that music that you love can make your brain release dopamine. I did feel like something was different, and that I was myself again once I was able to work in silence. Dopamine is a reward neurotransmitter, but I'd had enough music, even though it was rewarding.

My foot, whose problems started this, is doing better, so much so that I was able to run for the bus tonight after a former coworker saw me at the bus stop and we started chatting while my bus drove by. I didn't just trot, I ran. My foot is still healing, though. The color looks like a trendy eye shadow palette in black, rosy red and gray. Call it Step into Danger.

5 comments:

Carole Sampson said...

Music is magic, it can work wonders for mood. Ice Beach does it for me...

http://youtu.be/8MHU9rDB0wI

Sadly, I don't know anyone else in the world who likes trance :(
I love the multiple layers.

Lowcarb team member said...

Glad to hear your foot is slowly on the mend.

'Step into danger' you never know you may have started a trend in eye shadow palettes there!

All the best Jan

Lori Miller said...

An eyeshadow trend is better than an annual late-July accident trend, but I'm afraid they've already beaten me to it.

https://www.google.com/search?q=pink+and+black+eyeshadow+tutorial&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=kR70UZa4CMKIyAG41IHgAw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1024&bih=605

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh well. I used to use a lot of blue varying shades but now I go 'naturelle.' LOL

All the best Jan

Lori Miller said...

I used to use blue as well, but I think I look better in more natural shades.

I just bought a pink & neutral eye shadow palette and some taupe nail polish. I'll post results if they aren't ridiculous.