Friday, January 27, 2012

Tina Turner and Dr. Low

Dr. Low tells us that humor is our best friend and temper is our worst enemy when dealing with symptoms. With that in mind, I recently realized that some of Tina Turner’s famous song lyrics have some things in common with Recovery principles!

Dr. Low: It’s OK to be average.
Tina Turner: We don’t need another hero.

Dr. Low: It’s not how you feel, it’s how you function.
Tina Turner: What’s love got to do with it?

I doubt Tina Turner even knows what Recovery is all about, and this is admittedly a bit silly. But it’s a good reminder that when we find ourselves all tied up in anxious knots, a little humor can go a long way toward feeling better. The next time you feel down, think of Turner singing "Proud Mary"; you'll find it hard not to smile.

Any other Tina Turner sayings you can think of that are reflective of Recovery?


Anonymous said...

I just discovered your website last night while researching Dr. Low's book (which I've ordered). I'm finding your comments and struggles to be very inspiring and am looking forward to reading the book. I've been dx'd with complex PTSD with phobia and anxiety.

After 2 years working with a wonderful therapist I'm significantly better and am at the point where I'm willing to face my own responsibility in indulging my fears and anxieties. They obviously have served a purpose and that's okay. "Average" is becoming more and more appealing to this perfectionist. :D

As someone with a phobia I found your blog posts on our outside environment and your bumpy flight to be especially inspiring. I've been diligently working on my need to control the whole wide world and instead attempting to merely control my own inner world. Who knew I'd be such a challenge, although my mother always said as much. ;D

Anyway, great blog and thanks for sharing your struggles.

Doug said...

Thank you for your thoughts. In addition to reading the book, make sure you attend a meeting. That is the only way to really internalize the method. There are online meetings, too. With Dr. Low's method you will continue to improve.

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