Retreat Migraine 2020 Summer Reading List (I’m on it!)

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I’m so excited and delighted: The Headache Healer’s Handbook is featured in RetreatMigraine’s 2020 Summer Reading List! Looking for your summer headache read? LOL, but seriously?! The list includes children’s books, memoir, self-help, history, and cooking. Check it out!

RetreatMigraine is a conference held by CHAMP – Coalition For Headache And Migraine Patients, an advocacy and educational organization formed to support migraine patients. (At last year’s conference, I was honored to present workshops and headache coaching sessions.)

Ease Your Shoulders in 55 seconds!

You still at your computer? How about your phone? Me too. These days, my devices are the conduits for my business, social, political, family, and entertainment lives. I still have deadlines and appointments. You too? And it’s not like we’re not living in stressful times, despite staying at home.

For me, this all adds up to leaning into the computer, shoulders raised, back of my neck contracted, and legs and feet pulled in. “Relaxing” by leaning back in the chair isn’t any better; it also produces head-forward posture. More than we realize, these common habits contribute to neck and shoulder tightness, tension, and pain — and headaches and migraine.

To learn how to ease your shoulders with a simple postural shift, follow along with this 55-second practice. In conversation with neurologist Amelia S. Barrett, MD, who participated wholeheartedly. And remember: it’s a practice, which means you can keep returning your awareness to it throughout your day.

It’s always delightful, and part of my mission, to help people make those somatic connections. Please let me know how it goes in comments!

You can watch the full video here.

How to Ease Your Shoulders on “Migraine Relief Code” with Dr. Amelia Barrett

I had a great time talking about Headache and Migraine Somatic Self-Care with holistic neurologist Amelia Scott Barrett, MD, on her Migraine Relief Code channel. Dr. Barrett has a wonderful listening presence and participated wholeheartedly in the self-care techniques I shared, which makes for a lively, interactive video.

Headaches or not, these practices will help to relieve those tight, sore shoulders we all get from extended screen time, so I hope you’ll do them along with us and that it’s helpful! Let me know in comments how it goes, or if you have any questions — and please feel free to share! Thanks and enjoy!

To work with me by web cam for headaches, migraine, pain, stress, tension, or trauma, contact me to schedule a Free consultation.