Fear of Cold Places

Brian is not well and he is obsessed with staying out of cold places. What’s his remedy?

Mom, It’s time for the Quiz!!!!

This is a very exciting month for two reasons, Mom.  First reason, the Rolling Stones announced their North American tour dates including the fact that June 18th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly is a go!!!


Here is where they announce the tour dates in North America:


I know you don’t want to go, but, it just won’t be any fun without you.


You’ve listened to all my ramblings about the Stones since, well, I don’t know when.

It was last Thursday.

I wish my cousin Jon lived closer.  There weren’t any tour dates announced in Maryland and he’s into classic rock but for all I know Jon could have his own gigs with Blue Miracle or some solo gig or whatever since I know he just did an album.  I don’t know what Jon is up to these days.  I just know he’s cooler than you are.  Here he is now, being cool.

Jon is not cooler than I am!

The picture of Jon being cool would beg to differ; also, it’s exciting because I turn 21 April 22nd.  I’m not excited about the fact that it’s the legal drinking age…

Oh my God!

… which I have no plans to do.  I just don’t know why I get excited about being another year older.

It’s because you’re still under warranty.

I guess I’m just excited about getting my best friends from high school together to hang out with me and not do anything crazy and just be with my friends.  I do know recently my friend Paul turned 21 and by then my other male friend Mijuel will be 22.  I miss the high school days.

From right to left…

That’s left to right!

….is me…

Really?  You do look familiar….

…and Mijuel Johnson, Angelina Jackson, and Paul Skalisky (my best friends from high school that still live in Philly). As you know two of my other good friends moved to Alaska and Minnesota.

How tragic.  Is there any more “news”?

If you’re going to get me a birthday gift….

Oh boy, here it comes…..

…you know what I want: either something I mentioned in a previous Quiz or concert tickets to the Rolling Stones in June. (*gives puppy dog eyes*)

Shana!  That’s not fair!!!!!  Sending a dog in to speak for you!  Alright, you can go see The Rolling Stones! (What am I saying?  She always gets her way!)

Yay!!!  Oh, look a puppy!!!  Look at its eyes and little nose!!  Me want!

Shana, you ARE that puppy!

Who died this month?  If no one from your world of soul music died…

I wish that were true!

…then I have someone to mention.  The actor Richard Griffiths who played Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter movies died last month from complications from heart surgery.  I heard that he had a rough childhood so it must’ve been hard for him to play a character who mistreats his nephew when he was mistreated himself.

Here is Richard Griffiths as Vernon Dursley.  This is a clip from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone when owls kept sending letters to Harry until finally the house was filled with letters.


That was my favorite part of the movie!

Well if you have nothing to add…

Who said I have nothing to add?  You do know that Bobbie Smith of The Spinners died, don’t you?  Oh my God!  I loved him!  He was the greatest performer I ever saw, I couldn’t take my eyes off him!  Shana, get me a picture of Bobbie Smith!


What are you going to play with Bobbie Smith on lead?

Possibly their biggest hit of all, “I’ll Be Around”.

“This, is our fork in the road, love’s last episode, there’s nowhere to go…”

The Spinners!


OMG! Now I’m all verklempt. Shana, start the quiz!

I guess I can start the quiz and afterwards, once again, the Rolling Stones will play us out.


I think it’s appropriate given that the North American tour for the summer was announced this month.  So it will be the Rolling Stones with “Dead Flowers”, a country-esque song from the Sticky Fingers album.

Can’t you get a job as a disc jockey?

It was on a list of best 100 Rolling Stones songs and the description said it sounded like a song the Eagles would’ve wanted to get their hands on.  And here are the Eagles now.

And speaking of which, I really wish I could get my hands on Eagles tickets for July 16th. (*gives puppy dog eyes again*)


I tried winning them on the radio but I didn’t get called.  I hate radio contests.  And now, here is the Quiz!



HI Elaine,

So I should have seen the signs as it always happens this way, but “Brian”, my 4 year old, has a cold.

As always he is a little grumpy the few days leading up to actually being sick and starts to misbehave.

He can get very upset and becomes difficult to manage.  I also noticed yesterday that he was craving milk, he wanted to drink it from a nipple which he only asks for before being unwell.  He also drinks Bellamy’s milk normally as his eczema really flares up with fresh cow’s milk.

It has come on after a few days on not being himself.  He is sneezing, and has a runny nose which is clear, though it is not profusely running.

I think it may be from over-stimulation, we have done a lot over the past few days as he is on his holidays.  He has also been swimming twice this week and one night we left the air conditioner on by mistake in his room and he woke up freezing with really cold hands and feet.  It may be from this event.

He wants cuddles, he wants to have his own way and when we mention going out he says that he can’t go to certain places because they are cold and he will get sick.  He seems to mention this a lot. Almost as though he is preoccupied with it.  He has been saying over the past few days that he is unwell but I just couldn’t see any signs or symptoms.  He wants to eat fruit.

He is worse with being cold, i.e. in cold places, worse when told off and very upset if his baby brother disrupts his play.  He can become violent and pushes or hits him.

Emotionally very sensitive and needs lots of attention.  He gets upset when things are moved or they aren’t the way they should be.

No odours, no sweating.  Stools not as firm as usual.  Appetite seems the same.

Take care,


Elaine, I gave Brian _____________30C as you suggested and it really helped.  He hasn’t sneezed or had a runny nose since.  I saw improvement after the first dose and so will wait to see if there is a relapse before giving anymore.  He’s been less aggressive with his younger brother and hasn’t mentioned not going to cold places at all today.


OK, everybody, do you know the quiz answer?  If so, write to Mom at [email protected] and let her know.  The answer will be in next month’s ezine.  Actually, the quiz answer is ready now, click below:

Revisiting: Fear of Cold Places

About the author

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at [email protected]
Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at:
https://elainelewis.hpathy.com/ and TheSilhouettes.org

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Shana Lewis

Shana spices up the Hpathy Quiz with her timely announcements and reviews on the latest in pop culture. Her vast knowledge of music before her time has inspired the nickname: "Shanapedia"!

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