A Healing Advantage

During the convalescence from my surgeries, I made sure that I had plenty of uplifting and/or light-hearted books to read. The same philosophy applied to the movies I chose to watch.

When you’re recovering from surgery, every advantage is a healing advantage. It was all about doing what made me feel good.

Books and movies were much more than just a distraction. By carefully selecting reading and viewing materials that were enjoyable to me, I generated a chemical cascade that helped to speed healing, decrease the risk of infection and manage pain.

That’s a pretty good outcome from doing something as simple as reading a book or watching a movie. Wouldn’t you agree?

Drawing exercise: Edwards, Betty, Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain.

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4 Responses to “A Healing Advantage”

  1. This sounds like just what the doctor would order 🙂 I love the picture you chose to go along with the post!

    • Dorlee,
      Believe it or not, I’m actually quite proud of that picture. If you want to learn to draw, that’s the book!

      I first learned of it, when a colleague used it with their grade eight class. Every one of those students created works of art that was gallery-worthy!

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