After the migraine: how to prevent migraine headaches?

Stress - woman stressed with headacheI was under the weather during the weekend, suffering from a self-inflicted migraine attack. A bad one.

I call it self-inflicted because I might’ve been able to prevent it if I’d been more careful. I know from personal experience what habits I need to stick to in order to prevent migraine headaches. [Read more…]

Does your free time replenish you?

excited woman watching tvThe above title may appear like an innocent question, but answering it truthfully may be embarrassing and thought-provoking at the same time.

As you may remember, I wrote about changing my mood by changing my behavior two weeks ago. I remember thinking that if I spent the rest of my day watching television and reading I would feel better.

In other words, I assumed that watching television) is some kind of “quality time”. [Read more…]

Challenge: Staying Mindful Under Stress

Angry businesswoman ready to hit an alarm clockI believe that the single hardest challenge in today’s (work) life is staying mindful under stress.  It’s certainly a big challenge for me because I’m not very good at dealing with stress.

During a stressful period I typically drop my self care routines for a while. [Read more…]

Relieve Your Shoulder Tightness with Foam Rolling Exercises

Hands up, if there is anyone there who doesn’t suffer from shoulder tightness? No? I thought so, or you wouldn’t be reading my blog. 🙂black-rollers

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The fact is that hunching over computers, laptops and smartphones all day long creates a never-ending reserve of shoulder tension. I’m a naturally flexible person and I barely stretch my lower body to stay limber, but I need to constantly work to relieve my shoulder tightness so I’m able to have a relatively pain-free existence. [Read more…]

Best Position to Sleep? Suggestions for Back Pain, Neck Pain and Headache Sufferers

He seems to be sleeping comfortably, but you can actually find two errors in his sleeping position. Can you tell what they are?

I had a first-degree encounter with a bad sleep position a couple of weeks ago. It was a miserable start for a day: I was woken by an overeager telephone salesman and with a mild crick in my neck.

I can’t actually remember what position I woke up in – must’ve been that bloody salesman’s fault – but in all likelihood I was sleeping on my side, which shouldn’t be such a bad position to sleep.

The crick in my neck reminded me about what I learned about good sleeping positions a few years ago. [Read more…]