Fitness & Wellness, Life, Thoughts, 日本語

Living with an Autoimmune Disease ・自己免疫疾患

Summary: Writing my thoughts on having a debilitating flare up. I’ve been unable to function as a normal being for the past three days. The English entry is below the Japanese one. まずは、日本語で書いた部分: 起き始めるのは知っている。野球に打てない変化球ピッチのように切っ掛けを感じれる。その節にある痛み。その胸と腕にある赤い湿疹。その無気力。全てはすぐ出てしまっていく自己免疫疾患について兆候なのだ。アーユルヴィーダ薬、ベジタリアン食、ぐっすり休むことで自己免疫疾患の強烈をコントロールできるようになるはず。だが、ときどき私は古い木みたいに具合が崩れて、落ちて、全焼してしまう。 誰でも、自己免疫疾患が出たときに、自分の努力は差し支えるに決まっている。例えば、家族と旅行を準備中なのに、兆候がパ!と出たら、全ては無意味になってしまう。 踊り者に対して、その時は好きなダンスから妨げられている。振付をやるのは拷問のようになってしまう。思考は遅くなったり、神経系は砕けてきたりしている。密に泳いでいるような感じがある。 そういう状態に、自分のことが嫌い。限界まで動かせることで自分のストレスが高まって、兆候はもっと悪くなってくる。でも、本当に踊りたいので、自己免疫疾患と言えば、きっと悪夢だ。この痛みは表現できないほどだ。身体は心から欠かれて、離れられそうだ。 “Push through it.”「何とか頑張って」 “Deal with it.”「我慢しなさい」 “Don’t make excuses.”「言い訳を言わないで」 残念だが、自己免疫疾患の兆候は普通の筋肉痛みと同じじゃないんだ。身体を無理にすると、筋肉じゃなくて、神経がピリピリし始めることだ。全体の筋は染みる。指策をゆれて、節が詰まって、背中が固くなる。その以外、起きているときには、話せる能力もなくなってしまう。だから、痛みや混乱などのせいでホラーの仮面みたいな顔をしている。 自己免疫疾患という病気は軽く話題じゃない。最初の兆候を経験した以来、弊害で適当な健康が戻らない。 人口が自己免疫疾患に関してもっと意識があった方がいいと望んでいる。でも、多くの人はこの病気が分からないかもしれない。 ** I know it’s going to… Continue reading Living with an Autoimmune Disease ・自己免疫疾患

Dance, Fitness & Wellness, Thoughts

What Dancers Should Do Daily

Dance is something that one cannot express with words alone. There are definitions for dance, but I don't think these definitions clearly encompass everything that dancing is and does. Dance is challenging, healing, restoring, communicating. It is an art form, an entertainment form, and a sport. Albert Einstein didn't call dancers the athletes of god… Continue reading What Dancers Should Do Daily

Fitness & Wellness, Guides, Life

Kickstart a Healthy Life

Hey, you. Yes, you, the person sitting down, reading blogs to assuage your boredom. You know what you could be doing right now to add a few precious years to your life? To a moment to stretch your limbs, breathe some fresh air, and get physical.  As someone who was once at risk of diabetes, high cholesterol,… Continue reading Kickstart a Healthy Life

Dance, Fitness & Wellness, Thoughts

Dance Lessons and Realizations

Dance Lessons and Realizations by Teira Eri / Valerie Taylor I've been offered a slew of tips and tricks for becoming a better dancer. Some advice was correct and helpful. Other words happened to hinder development of technique and had a negative effect on my physiology. I've met many dancers in a short time.  Each… Continue reading Dance Lessons and Realizations

Fitness & Wellness, Guides, Life, Reposted

4 Things to Say to Someone Depressed

Originally published on my Hubpages. Chances are you know someone or you are someone who is anguished by depression. If you are someone with depression, I hope that, as a fellow sufferer, these statements offer you some relief from your sadness. Should you be someone questing for a means of supporting a friend or family member… Continue reading 4 Things to Say to Someone Depressed

Fitness & Wellness, Links, Reviews

Product Review: Protein Powder Reviews [2]

Hello!  Here is the second part of the protein reviews that I promised a while back.  If you haven't read Protein Reviews Part 1 yet, you can find it HERE.  Unlike the first list, which featured some of my favorites, this one is the lower-ranked end of the spectrum and non-vegetarian options.  Some of the… Continue reading Product Review: Protein Powder Reviews [2]

Fitness & Wellness, Links, Reviews

Protein Powder Reviews

Hello, hello! Today I bring to you a list of protein powders and my thoughts on them. Ever since becoming a fitness nerd and, to a greater extent, adapting to the lifestyle of a vegetarian athlete, I’ve been using protein powders as a means of supplementing my diet. However, not all proteins are created equal, and with… Continue reading Protein Powder Reviews