I Promise…   1 comment

I’m going to spend more time here, really. . . I’ve been spending my time getting a blog up and going about my first love… Buddhist meditation and end-of-life care.

But that it’s my whole world.

For about 6 years, I suffered from daily, debilitating migraines.  It was only a half joke when I begged my friend to run me over with her Mommy-van.  I didn’t want my life to end, just the pain and the accompanying suffering.

I learned a lot about healing along the way.  Some from friends.  Some from specialists.  Some at school.  A lot from trial and error.

Spending much less time in pain gives me the ability to do things that bring great joy into my life.

I’d like to pass on some of the things I learned.

Now some of the things I will share are about migraines. . . that was a big part of the problem.  It was one of the pain issues I was dealing with at the time.  But there are deeper issues than just the symptom of a neurological problem like migraines and don’t let anyone tell you that a migraine is just a bad headache.  Whomever tells you that has obviously never had one.

So I will share info I learn about nutrition, share forms for tracking mood, pain, weather, etc. and give you tips like. . . track things.  One thing I have learned as a psychologist in a behavioral and medical environment is that when you are talking with most doctors, feelings don’t matter.  Intuition doesn’t matter.  What matters are numbers, trends, graphs. . . ie, data.

I’ll also share small things to help you through your day. . . for instance, I learned that I could still use my kindle or my kindle apps if I changed the setting to black pages and white type on those days that my pain was bad but not unbearable.  I will also share things that the books don’t talk about. . . like all auras are not visual… I can get really bad stuffy or runny noses as a warning sign that the migraine process has started.

And no blog about pain and health issues would be complete without a look at inflammation and how to manage it.

I hope you can take something positive away from what I have learned on my journey.  In helping others, we create meaning and purpose in life.  Viktor Frankl said that a person can deal with anything in life if [he] knows the “why”.  My purpose is in helping others suffer less and live more fully, more presently.

Peace, Jennifer

Posted February 28, 2012 by Green Tara Om in Uncategorized

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  1. Reblogged this on Namaste Consulting Inc. and commented:
    It’s been there but been neglected. . . I hope that my own trials and errors can help you or someone you know live with pain. Let nothing in our life not build character, make us who we are, and lead us to compassionate service of others. . .

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