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Spring Of Youth

I don't know about you but I tend to curl up into this pathetic ball of self pity when I'm really ill (which is rare). This is when I indulge in thinking like a close family of mine, by which I mean this is the only time I could verify the genetic connection I have with this person who perpetually thinks that the world is against his good self 24/7. Urgh. So yeah. I'm feeling like the world owes me everything right now that I am ill! Oops, I don't rant but this seems just like a start of one! Big sorry. 


Well, there isn't much that I can do apart from slurping my dad's chicken broth quite grumpily. I can't talk much to anyone although I'm surrounded by people I like. Talking does literally take my breath away at this point. However, I do find the daily nebuliser treatments blissful as long as they last even if they cut my appetite for food. I'm also pretty much drugged up every waking moment that I'm shaking even as I'm typing this out. Then I sleep in a dreamy state, waking up feeling dazed every now and then, yet the cyber slut in me craves to creep up on here every evening. 


So I'm feeding my new interest in learning more about foot health. Yeah. How I Got My Wiggle Back by Anthony Field (yes, the blue Wiggles guy) was given to me by a doctor I met last month, Dr James Stoxen. Do check him out, I think he makes a lot of sense and there are so many things to learn about the foundation of your health - your feet! 


Dr Stoxen came up with the Human Spring Approach where he says that the human feet have a natural spring suspension system, engineered to sustain itself without the cushiony footwear that we pamper them with. Footwears are comparable to mothers who smother. You know, you have all good intention of protecting and giving your feet the best care, but what you're actually doing is smother those feet by binding them in that cushion so much that they lose their natural sustainability, which is the Human Spring. 

With that, Dr Stoxen naturally advocates barefoot walking/ running. I know, right ? It may sound a little extreme in today's world where many who are vertically-challenged like me derive some sort of confidence from standing and walking on top of five-inch heels all day. But as you read and think about it, it makes a lot of sense to kick those heels off . We take about 10,000 steps a day. Now, imagine taking all those steps with a locked spring. It is literally bang and twist leading to stress, strain, wear and tear, and later, silent inflammation and more painful inflammations over time. Thus, accelerating the aging process. 

Talking to women about ditching stylish heels is like talking to the wall, unless, they want to run a marathon than meet a man. Or unless, they have a screaming sciatica and are facing life-changing surgery,” he said to me in a recent conversation.

I think it's brilliant to meet a man while running a marathon rather than catching him at a glamorous social event. At least, he'd know your real height and might even find you somewhat sexy in all that sweat and non-existant make-up. No, no. I'm not totally ditching all of my lovely five-inch investments, but I'm definitely giving this approach some thought and action. You'll read more about this spring of youth :) 



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  1. Running barefoot sounds like a good way of attracting the foot-fetish toe-sucking guys. But maybe they're better than the men who want you to stab them with your stiletto heels. Get well soon, Jaya!

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    1. hey, GB! methinks it will be quite fun to stab some men with my stilletos :p
      thanks :)

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  2. I understand wanting to take care of your feet, but I could never understand those guys obsessed with them...

    I'm sorry to hear you're ill! Hope your dad's chicken broth helps and that you feel better soon.

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    1. i guess they offer research and solutions, and it's really up to us how we want to make use of all that information :)
      yeah, thanks! i'm feeling somewhat better today :p

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  3. Self-pity & rants are quite acceptable when sick. And you sound very sick. Hope you’re better ASAP.

    I ditched “stylish heels” a very long time ago due to “screaming sciatica” – the screaming is not so loud any more. :)

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    1. thanks, Beth !
      good to hear that :) hope your back is better now ?

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  4. Yeah being sick sucks so the rants come. I just read that recently too, how walking in ones bare feet helps. May have to do that more.

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    1. i was so moody yesterday, but good today. self pity is just for a couple of days ;)
      good luck with that, Pat.
      hope you're well !

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  5. This book sounds seriously good to me Jaya, I hope that that illness doesn't linger around you for too long because I know that it always sucks to not feel well so here's wishing you a speedy recovery. Nothing makes me feel better when I'm ill like chicken soup so having some of your dad's broth might be a good idea.

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    1. thanks Matthew ! somehow chicken soup has a way of asserting that i am actually sick. but yeah, its good though.

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  6. Oh man I hate being sick, hope you feel better soon. I'm sure that book is good and I don't mean to poke fun but I laughed when I saw his face + read the title. I mean it is kind of funny you have to admit lol. I've never heard of the spring foot thing but it sounds like it makes sense. I don't know if I would give up my shoes here in Florida though. We just found 2 snakes in our yard today. Even if shoes makes my feet less conditioned, they still protect my feet from other things.

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    1. hahha.. Matt. he is, afterall, a man who entertains children - he needs to have all that skill i suppose. i know some kids who are really crazy about them.
      yikes, snakes! well yeah. you have a point there on the other things.

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  7. Sorry you're unwell Jaya. I don't wear high heels and love to go barefoot in summer. But in winter.... hand me my ugg boots

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    1. thanks, Nursie. in winter, we need more than shoes ! i like walking barefoot on a warm ground...its soothing.

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  8. I'm sorry you're that sick - sounds miserable.

    I've heard compelling arguments on both sides of the barefoot debate. I don't plan to do barefoot running, but I do go without shoes at home. And I don't wear heels all that often. Not because I care if a man knows my real height (5'4") but because for dressed up sexy, you can't beat a pair of heels.

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    1. feeling a lot better today :)
      here, we're shoeless in our homes...its a cultural thing. i wear heels for the same reason and even with a pair of 5-inch, i am not 5'4'' ! yikes.
      but i do imagine in my head that i'm tall and all when i'm out and about. i guess, the law of attraction isn't going to get me to grow anymore, unless it's sideways!

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  9. I'm all for women ditching heels, they ruin the tendons, but its their choice. Anyway i have seen men in heels outside my window and they look stable, of course their outfits are short enough to see that they are male if you know what i mean. And you can also tell its cold from what you see, or maybe they are limited lol. I tend to kick off my stuff when i get home , 'arabs call it ' letting your skin breath'. Even though i am not an arab i knicked it. Why is that man so happy though on the front cover?, maybe he is in mid scream because he trod on some glass?

    I know feet are linked in reflexology to different parts of the body, with exes when i was on foot rubbing duty the body parts i was trying to get to was not the feet, so i was hoping for promotion and to move up.

    Great and funny posts as ever, you have a really 'draw me in' style of writing.

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    1. hey Jon! where do you LIVE ? must be quite entertaining out there with all those men in heels, lol. we let our skin breathe pretty well here, i suppose :)
      that man is happy because he is happy with his state of health ? :) yeah, its all linked. quite interesting to learn about that, really.

      i'm happy that you like my style. made my day :) xx

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    2. Well i live in Sunderland, which is north east, lots of sea and its freezing. But for some reason men all dress up in dresses on a friday night. I have seen a man who does not have the figure for it, fishing up his dress for his underwear, if you want to diet, just see that and then you wil never eat again lol.

      Well, your writing is really good you should write a book its funny and entertaining and intriguing. I always look forward to your posts.=D

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    3. there are some streets here where men in skirts live and work. they wear too much of make -up too, but they're always friendly and nice to me. maybe because i'm a girl, they stop to check up on skincare and make-up with me. hahaha. the police and some idiots (men) give them a hard time from the stories i hear. it's a pity though.

      that's a thought, Jon :) thanks
      xx

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  10. The importance of self-pity is underestimated by the majority of planet dwellers. And let me tell you something else: the world does owe you everything right now that you're ill! Wait, there's more. Get well soon, as in s.o.o.n. Never heard about foot health, though. Good thing I never smother my blue feet. The first time I saw them and I noticed they were blue, I figured there must be something wrong with them. But I never smother them so I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt: they must be healthy. But I don't take 10,000 steps a day. Make that 5,000.... I do need a spring of youth, though, considering I'm getting really old come June 14 :( See, THAT'S self-pity!

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    1. i dont dwell on it like that, really. only when im sick like really sick :) thanks, RC, feeling a little better today. you're blue all over so it's only right that you have blue feet :p
      these past few days, i must have taken 1000 steps a day ?? hahaha.
      well, i'll join your grand, old age on July 1 :) old is cool i think. i mean, i miss my hair at 21 but i like me better now, though a little boring.

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  11. I suppose our bodies will thank us for going around barefoot, but I can't imagine running barefoot on our roads. Goodness knows what we might step on!

    I was never into heels, though, unless I really have to dress up. I guess my feet might thank me for that, but they might hate me for the safety boots.

    Hope you're feeling better.

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    1. i know, right ? our roads and even some parks are not barefoot worthy. attitude of some dog walkers, and rubbish and worse, syringes of sorts could be quite a pain in the arse. but there are nice places like the KLCC park and the kepong kite park but depending on where you live, travelling is an issue with the traffic and all.
      unless of course if you are crazy like how i used to be, you'd leave home at 6am just for an hour run at the KLCC park, although the kite park is just 5 mins away from where i live. oh well, i dont do that anymore.
      i have plenty of heels -just bought like 4 pairs in 5 weeks! depending on where i go for work, i slip them on. otherwise, its the loafers. do you work at a construction site for the safety boots ?
      yeah, thanks. i'm feeling better :)

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    2. Ha ha... a paint factory, actually. And since my office is in the factory itself, and I also tend to be in the manufacturing area a lot for my job, safety boots are a must.

      The only time I got up early and left home at 6 am was to go to Broga. It happened once only, though.

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    3. i see :) yeah. it's part of the S.O.P i suppose.
      when i was bootcamping with the Original Bootcamp, i woke up at 4am on alternate days to make it for the 5.45am session.
      crazy :p

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  12. Hehehe.. nice :)

    Actually, I agree with u on the feet being one of the neglected parts of the body along with teeth and hair.. I simlay can't get myself to look after them..

    Hope u get better soon, Jaya :)

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    1. Maybe it's a guy thing, R-A-J.

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  13. Get well soon. It's not fun lying in bed being sick.

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  14. stinks feeling sick!!! hope you are better today!!

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  15. You will feed better soon, I just know it !

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  16. I've been trying to change my running gait for the last few months by spending time running barefoot..it was hard at first but has started really helping

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    1. Anonymous27 May, 2012

      that's great to know, G.
      where do you run ? - Jaya J

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