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Migraine Savvy Newsletter #37 – Nov 30th 2014 – Migraines Finding Acceptance
November 30, 2014

Migraines - Finding Acceptance

November 2014 – Issue 37

The Continuing Pursuit for Migraine Elimination and Pain Reduction

How Does One Develop Acceptance With All This Pain?

I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine over finding acceptance of chronic illness. Here is what he replied after I said "you make it all sound so simple."

"Please know that I know that this is anything BUT simple! Numerous books are written about acceptance. Lifetimes are spent trying to cultivate acceptance. Those of us living with chronic challenges get to re-visit this lesson over and over again.

I spent a long time thinking that I had accomplished acceptance only to realize that the acceptance I had lived with was at a superficial level. I realized that I had yet to find a deeper acceptance - something I came to think of as acceptance that was "through and through" myself.

Then I'd get to that level for a while, only to realize that I had lost it again. Perhaps, one might say that the analysis can be simple, while the implementation can take lifetimes!

So many things are like that: acceptance, mindfulness, choose your own."

What You Can Do to Cultivate Acceptance

I have written several articles on ways to be proactive and to help you learn resilience. With this topic of finding acceptance, it really is an inside job.

Here are the articles I think might help: Migraine Journal and Accepting Migraines and Cognitive Behavior Modification

Plus we have a whole section on Meditation for Migraines.

Have you found acceptance with this condition? If so, what and how did you do it?

Essential Migraine Tools

Building resilience all starts with having a plan. A pain management plan.

Build Your Own Migraine Tool Kit - Here is our article with eleven steps on exactly how to do it yourself! It has all the forms you need to print out and step by step instructions to navigate your way through effective chronic pain management.

I highly recommend reading Cynthia Perkin's Mindfulness Over Migraines e-book that explains the science behind mindfulness and why it helps migraines. And she explains the method step by step that she uses to eliminate her migraines in 15 minutes. Yes, you read that correctly ... eliminate in 15 minutes. It will be the best $6.99 you ever spend!

Timing is everything when aborting a migraine attack.

Dr. Amy Myers Elimination Diet eCourse is now an essential part of our tool kit. I know it is vital to find our migraine food triggers, and avoid them where ever possible. Dr. Myers is an autoimmune expert. Just what we need! This e-course will guide you every step of the way.

Share Your Migraine Stories

Remember that your contribution will help others too! We are not in this alone, even though it feels like it most of the time. Our stories and input can help each other.

For example, I heard about Naramig from a Shiatsu patient of mine, not my doctor or any of the specialists I had seen! Two years after triptans came on the market. Two years of needless suffering.

This is a safe place to share your challenges and tell your story to people who truly understand what you are going through. Share your art to inspire us all in our time of need.

Find solutions with new treatment ideas specific to migraine disease, and get some professional health advice from others that walk this path. Just click on the links underlined above if you would like more details.

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Have A Session With Me

Did you know that I offer telephone counseling around the world via Skype video or via telephone?

That's right, from the privacy and comfort of your own home you can get professional counseling from me. I am not sure if you know this about me, I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and Applied Psychotherapy (MCAP). I have been counseling people for over 16 years. I would love to be of service where I can.

I have an online booking system to make it easy to schedule a session over different time zones. So, you can contact me anytime on-line, book in 24/7, and we will talk as soon as possible.

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