- How is a therapeutic shower or bath different from a utilitarian shower or bath?
For me, a therapy bath involves being able to lie back and read for awhile, refill the water when it cools off and no "projects" (shaving, exfoliating, whatever), just relaxing. Therapeutic shower, I suppose, means a lot of pounding from the showerhead, but I don't find that all that relaxing.
- What are your therapy foods? Do you have different kinds of therapy foods for different kinds of emotional situations?
Nope. Sugar cures everything for me.
- What physical activities are especially therapeutic?
I like hiking, but I'm badly out of shape and there's nothing interesting to look at here--I was spoiled as a child by mountains. Cleaning can be therapeutic, and it's often a cause for exertion.
- When seeking the company of others for therapy, is it better to talk about the issue that’s causing you stress, or to talk about anything else?
I prefer venting and hashing things over briefly and then moving on to ANYTHING else. Often, I don't even want advice or help, just venting.
- Sometimes therapy is about maintenance, not crisis. What regular activities do you pursue for therapeutic maintenance?
Reading qualifies, I think. Blogging, to a certain extent. Sleep--oh, dear God, I could sleep for 24 hours right now!