Scents-able Therapy at 20:11
What I'm Doing at 20:11 in 2011... I have a condition known as Oral Factory Hallucinations. To simply translate it... I smell aromas that do not exist. This condition is different for everyone. Each person smells something different. For me... it's the smell of cigarette smoke. (Gross, I know.)
When this first started, I used to walk around to see where it was coming from... but I never could find anything or anyone smoking. I suffered with this for a long time before asking my doctor about it. There are lots of different things that can bring it on (stress, illness, fatigue... all lovely things) but only one way to treat it... Smell something else.
The solution was so simple... I was embarrassed that I had not thought of it earlier. To get my brain back on the right track in regards to scents... I have to give it something else to smell. The good news is that I love candles... and the better news is... this therapy works INSTANTLY.
So that's what I'm doing at 8:11pm. It might look like a simple candle... but for me... it's putting my brain back on the right track.