VIDEO: In this video, I share how I cure my migraines without prescription painkillers.
I’ve been getting migraines since age 8. Let me tell you, they come with lots of weird symptoms, which I describe in the video below.
My story is that in my early 20s, I was treating my migraine symptoms with prescription painkillers. Regularly. Often. Too often. So I made a decision to treat my migraines without pills.
It has taken me about 10 years to develop all of the methods and tricks that I use! But to be honest, I can now confidently say that I cure my migraines, alleviate my pain, and regain functioning. And all of this is without painkillers (pills or otherwise).*
I’m not sure if you are aware of this, but we are currently in the middle of an opioid epidemic. I personally believe that sharing how I treat pain without heavy painkillers is one of the best things I can do to help prevent it spreading. <3
So, without further ado, here 7 things that I do to cure my migraine pain naturally. Enjoy!
[*DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A MEDICAL DOCTOR. This does not constitute medical advice and is not intended to substitute for medical advice. This is simply my experience. If you follow any of this advice, you are doing so of your own free will and accept all liability. I am not liable for any actions you take as a result of this advice. If you are in acute brain pain, PLEASE seek help IMMEDIATELY. Do not just sit here and watch my video. Brain pain can be a symptom of more severe conditions such as a stroke or seizure. So, seriously, if your brain hurts a lot all of a sudden, get help, my friend.]
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Tired of running in the mental hampster wheel of criticizing everything in sight? Here are five ways to take your critical energy and transmogrify it into being naturally creative:
1. ZONE IN ON YOUR INNER VOICE
What is your critical mind really saying? Let yourself spend a little time listening to that inner voice we all have. Maybe you don’t especially like what your subconscious is screaming about these days. I know that when this happens to me, I shut it down. I try really hard to stop listening to myself.
And other times I’m so tired, frustrated, misunderstood, or just hungry, that I don’t have the energy to listen to myself.
But you know what I’ve learned? The nagging feelings only go away when I listen to them.
The nagging feelings only go away when I listen to them.
So the first thing to do if you want to turn that inner anger into something that feels good, is to hear what it has to say.
In my experience, my angry inner voice actually has creative ideas for me! It is only angry because that’s how loud it has to shout to get my attention. So zoning in on the voice is the best thing to do. And the negative part doesn’t last that long. Letting your ideas flow actually feels good. Once you listen in, the natural thing that will happen next is you will…
2. START THINKING CONSTRUCTIVELY
How would I wear that outfit? What would I do if I were in charge? What if this system wasn’t broken?
This is the part where you gently force yourself to create constructive ideas.
Constructive ideas already exist deep in your mind. They’re trying to pop up! So uncork that fizzy bottle which is your subconscious and let the creative ideas come to mind. Give yourself permission to think about what you want to think about.
Here are some easy ways to listen in. When the ideas start to come up, just let them through. You’ll be surprised by how quickly they might begin to flow:
Speak and be heard! Another way to stop being critical is to talk about your creative ideas with everyone you meet.
Post a little blurb on your social media.
Call your mom and talk about it.
Actually say it out loud to the chatty cashier you see every week.
OMG speak to other humans? Yeah. People do it all the time. Think about all the people who just say random shit to you! You can do that too.
“So the other day I saw someone wearing cowboy boots with a super classy look and it drove me nuts! I guess that means there are tons of styles out there I don’t like. But you know what I really DO like about women’s fashion these days? That there are no rules. Well, you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to take that same mindset and let myself get dressed without caring about the rules! I’ll create my own rules. For me, I like to keep it crisp! Maybe I’ll wear a classy look with military-inspired accessories…. That would be cool! Hm, what do you think, friend?”
Wow. Look. A totally constructive conversation based on something everyone can relate to.
No I don’t mean fashion.
I mean criticizing! You could have the exact same conversation about lunch choices. Or your co-workers’ desk. Or that field of weeds you see every single flippin’ day!
Here’s the formula:
Start with what you don’t like.
Say what could be better.
State what you’re going to do about it.
Ask your listener for their opinion.
You get brownie points for listening to the other person and engaging in a genuine conversation.
4. JUST IMMEDIATELY DO SOMETHING
Next is to let yourself just immediately do something creative. Even if it is only a small step, it will feel great and help alleviate some of the tension.
Use the note-taking app on your phone and write some ideas.
Or pull out that little notebook and pen that you take everywhere and scribble down a thought.
Wear something you save for special occasions.
Draw something on a foggy window, in the dirt, on the back of your hand, on your phone, etc.
Treat yourself to a new food.
The point is to do anything out-of-the-ordinary that is a bit impulsive but in line with who you are and how you’re feeling right this moment. It really doesn’t matter if you follow through with that project. It matters that you let yourself be alive.
5. PLAN OUT YOUR NEXT CREATIVE TIME
This part gets me excited the most. Carve out just 15 mins in your schedule tomorrow to do something constructive or creative for yourself.
Maybe right before you work out.
Or after you commute.
Or as soon as you wake up.
Call it creative time. Maybe you have mind-blowing ideas when you go for a run. Or when you drink hot tea. Pop that into your schedule.
Let those creative ideas out so you stop freaking out. Remember this is your inner voice putting YOU on blast. So tune in and ask that inner voice, what do you want me to do?
Sincerely, Erienne Dr. Erienne Weine
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Criticizing others. Ah… Now here’s something I’m good at!
Seriously tho, being critical is DEFINITELY something I have the capacity to do. That is, even though I don’t want to judge, sometimes I teleport into a criticism mindset. All of a sudden, I notice myself “hating on” everything in sight.
“That gutter smells! Why is it clogged? The city shouldn’t let that happen!”
“Her shoes DO NOT match that outfit.”
“My neighbor’s bushes are OVERGROWN. I can barely walk on the sidewalk!”
Wah wah wah. Etc. Omg, girl. Chill.
WHY AM I CRITICIZING?
What is going on here?
Deep down, I DO NOT want to criticize other people. I DO NOT want to look at my fellow humans and immediately generate a list of things I don’t like. And I especially don’t want to look at the entire world that way.
I want to be understanding. At peace. Positive. Full of joy. Ready to share a compliment.
So, what makes me fall into this particular negativity trap? To answer that question, I’d like to explore the hidden origins of judgment overload.
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WHAT IS CRITICIZING, REALLY?
Criticizing is really:
Noticing something wrong, off, or out of place.
Bringing the mismatch to light so that it can be fixed.
Judging something as a poor fit is actually a good human capacity to have. It gives us the ability to notice issues before they become a problem. By spotting and correcting potential probs, it helps us find harmony and balance in situations where there are a lot of pieces to the puzzle.
I mean really. Do I want to leave the house with mismatching shoes? No. My neighbors and I all appreciate clear sidewalks so we don’t get run over by cars. And clogged gutters? Gross! That’s a sign that SOMETHING is not right. And it ain’t gonna unclog itself.
When I notice things I don’t like, I’m really noticing things I wish were different.
So criticizing is actually not a sign that “everything sucks!” Rather it is a sign that “things could be better. And I can imagine exactly how!”
Noticing problems, with the intention to correct them, is a good thing.
Criticizing, with the intention to criticize some more, is a recipe for negativity and mental fatigue.
Do you really dislike the way that the world is around you? Okay. That’s alright. But if you don’t take action to do anything about it, you’re just running on negative for no reason.
Let’s face it. I’m not really going to deliver a perfect pair of matching shoes to that stranger. I won’t be trimming my neighbor’s hedges this weekend. And I’m DEFINITELY NOT reaching my hand down in that gutter. Just nope.
If I criticize EVERYTHING, my inner voice is yelling! But my inner voice is NOT REALLY trying to tell me these shoes suck. It is saying I suck.
When I am in a super judgmental mode, and nothing seems good, my inner voice is actually NOT pointing out issues with the outer world. It is pointing out problems with my inner world.
My inner voice is saying: “I have a million ideas.” It is saying, “Hello Erienne. Good morning. Wake up! What are you doing today? Are you making our dreams come alive? Or are you going to avoid me again? I’m your dearest hopes and dreams! I’m counting on you!”
My inner voice is actually being critical of ME. It wants me to listen to my heart and follow it.
Wait what? Me? Oh yes. My inner voice is saying, “I don’t like that social media binge so much. Are you spending our precious leisure time carousing? I thought you were going to meditate! Weren’t you going to set up that meeting? Or write that blog post. Time to shine your light on the world!”
Oh. Really? I guess I can see why that is kind of hard for me to hear…. It is a bunch negative stuff about how I’m ignoring my calling.I don’t want to hear that. So I shut that inner voice down. And I do something else with my creative power instead. I let it fester. And it gets all grouchy and negative.
THE INNER TRUTH
The truth is, being critical is a reminder of my inner power. I have the power to change the existing structures around me.
I have the power to create.
So, critical but not creating?
The cure for judgmental mode, for me, is to let my creative ideas flow. To allow the ideas the bubble to the surface and come all the way up. In other words, to listen to my inner voice.
When I give my ideas permission to exist, I give myself permission to exist too.
Suddenly the world seems like a brighter place.
Sincerely, Erienne Dr. Erienne Weine
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I am so excited to share this with you! These are my major tricks to clear negative mental clutter and upgrade your mind.
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