Misery Poker and the energy-boosting power of the whine. Is there?

clipart-thumbs-down5I suppose there is a health benefit to whining and complaining, in moderation. Isn’t that funny?! It needs to be moderated just like eating, drinking, exercising, thinking …

Today I set out to determine what occurs physically when we complain. I wondered what hormones are triggered and what effect that has on our adrenals. Didn’t come up with anything that specific but I’ve experienced how dis-eased and fatigued I feel when I am focused on faults instead of pearls. Don’t you?

This topic is inspired by a new column in the Wall Street Journal called “Bonds.” Today’s topic was Misery Poker: It’s One Game Worth Losing. Big thanks go out to its author, Elizabeth Bernstein for bringing this bad habit to my attention. Once there is awareness – change is possible.My husband will be thrilled.

By the by I did come across some good quotes on the topic!

I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. ~Jane Wagner

In trying to get our own way, we should remember that kisses are sweeter than whine. ~Author Unknown

People that pay for things never complain. It’s the guy you give something to that you can’t please. ~Will Rogers

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