I’ve been wanting to come up with a meme. Here is my idea. It’s called Wednesday Wisdom.
Write a post on your blog about something you have learned in your life that you are willing to share. It can be as simple as how to shuck peas faster or as deep as how to find the meaning in your life. Tell us in as much or as little detail.
Ask others to share awarenesses they have on a challenge that you are facing. Go ahead ask for help, the blogoshere is here at your command.
Post your blog and then come back here and leave a comment with your blog url so we know to visit you.
Have fun. Laugh.
And now – How To Have Fun With A Headache.
I’ve had headaches since puberty. It was many years till I realized the hormone connection.
The duration of the headaches mimicked my period, that is from 4 to 8 days. At their worst I would vomit for about 18 hours if I ate or drank anything.
My sister told me that some American Indian tribes have females with their period, spend that time in reflection and journaling and creative pursuits because that is when they are more highly attuned to their highest nature. She told me that some women arrange their work schedules to take advantage of this time. I felt envious of this until I discovered that my body was getting me to take time off work.
It all got better when I decided to have fun with the headaches.
1. One day when I was vomiting and feeling hungry I thought “Well if I am going to vomit it anyway, I may as well eat ice cream.” Surprise, I didn’t usually vomit ice cream.
2. I put a lot of pressure on myself to accomplish. I think it came from not feeling like I am enough and I had to do more to try to be even. When I would get a severe headache, I couldn’t go to work,or use my eyes, so no computer, reading or TV. I discovered that all kinds of things I put pressure on myself to do fell away and didn’t get done. Surprise – the earth didn’t end. So now if I get a headache, I say what would be fun to do and I do it. I do spend a lot of time meditating. It is a satisfying challenge to go past the pain in meditation.
3. I ask my husband to run light energy through my body. He has always been willing to do it and most times I fall asleep after. I take as many naps as I can. It comforts me and passes the time until I feel better.
4. I take a bath. It usually helps for a while. I have taken as many as 4 baths in one day.
5. I do creative things that are fun, no pressure. I find to do right brained things makes it worse so I never get into math or right brained activities on those days. In fact anything that makes it feel worse, I avoid.
I knew I did not want to medicate to relieve the symptoms. I believe my body was trying to tell me something and I wanted to get at the underlying cause. Over the years my life has changed to greater relaxation and less pressure.
Please share anything that has worked for you in dealing with headaches.
© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur