SOUND ON 🔈it’s so interesting that my friend @juliadayo brought up dignity in her last post, when two of my friends and i were having the same conversation last night. it always starts by me saying i feel bad i don’t have a job. . . society, especially in the U.S. has really pushed forward an idea of what “dignity” looks like: having your dream job, a good car, a house, even down to independence, health and able-bodiedness. . . i struggle often with feeling “undignified” because i’m not independent yet, i don’t have a job yet, i can’t do my own care, im incontinent, i can’t shop alone, can’t cook alone- the list goes on. i don’t know for sure if i ever will, but that doesn’t make me less dignified. . this week, majority of my time has been spent playing the piano, training strider, & cleaning the house best i can (which normally makes it messier). . whatever may be on your list of “cants” or “don’t haves” that is not a point lost towards the dignity you have, and as julia said “the word and it’s meaning continues to be re-shaped and redefined as you go through life.” . so in this time that i don’t have a job, i am having to teach myself that dignity is not me just getting a job to feel like i can contribute, i already do, as i am, now. i felt a bit embarrassed this video may make it seem i have too much time on my hands, but if re-teaching myself how to play piano is what i spend my time doing, and if i choose to believe i am dignified in that, so i am. . . i hope that you do not allow society to define the word for you. you are as you are, and you are dignified in that.
Why is tinnitus louder at night time when we’re trying to sleep!? Imagine a mum coming into her child’s birthday party with the cake, the candles are lit and she turns the lights off so the candles seem brighter. The candles haven’t changed, they only appear brighter because the light we are used to has gone. It’s the same with sound, when the environmental noise around us goes away, we are left with the tinnitus, it seems louder and we focus on it. At T-Minus, we have created a sleep playlist for you, we set it just below the volume of our tinnitus, leave it on and wake up to lower tinnitus volume. Of course it take practice and patience and the key is to relax. Link to the playlist in Bio. . . . . . #tinnitustherapy#tinnituslife#tinnitus#soundtherapy#musictherapy#sleep#sleeptherapy