Pathways of the Soul Sometimes Best Begin at the Toes

Majid Ali, M.D.

“How are you?” I asked.

“Angry and dizzy,” she replied.

“Do you know why?”

“I have been very angry for a long time.”

“And dizziness?”

“That’s new and frightening.”

“Do you think there is a connection between anger and dizziness?”


“What is it?”

“Anger takes a lot of energy, doesn’t it.”

“Yes, it does. What else?”

“You tell me. I’m not a doctor.”

“Well, anger tightens muscles and increases acidity in the body. Anger drains and then depletes the adrenal glands. Anger lowers blood testosterone levels in men and increase them in women. But I am thinking of something else here and …”

“What?” she interrupted me.

“Your two beautiful daughters.”

“Yes, the are precious but they do not make me angry and dizzy.”

I recalled the day when she told me how she couldn’t love her daughters the way she wished she could but decided to change the subject.

“I’m thinking of their toes.” I resumed.

“Toes of my daughters?”

“Yes, the toes of your daughters. How old are they?”

“Nine and seven.”

“How often do you rub their toes?” I asked.

“I used to when they were little. I don’t do that anymore,” she replied sadly.


“Yes, why don’t you now rub your daughters’ toes?”

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Non-verbal Conversing

Am Angry and Dizzy

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