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How I deal with headaches

You know the feeling. Ugh! A headache is coming on. So annoying. What to do?


Many turn to medicine - often Ibuprofen or Aspirin. But have you read the side effects? Let me just say - there are so many … oh, and the warning label also says the medicine may cause you to have a headache. Huh?!


Have you ever thought about doing something else?


Sure, it’s easy to pop a pill and hope for the best, but what if you could get total relief without the risk of side effects?


Natural, drug-free remedies are becoming more and more in-demand these days, according this this article (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/natural-ways-prevent-treat-headaches/story?id=22882190#). Have you considered a different way of treating headaches?


Let me tell you about an experience I had the other day. My head started to feel really tight and tense, but I had a super busy day planned before hosting a dinner party later that night.


After muddling through unproductively for about half an hour, I decided to stop and close my eyes for a few moments. I calmed down and tried to feel that inner stillness that’s sometimes so illusive. But whenever I try hard enough, I can feel it. To me, this inner stillness is God.


Author Anne Lamott’s concept of God intertwines with mine: “If I use the word ‘God,’ I sure don’t mean an old man in the sky who loves the occasional goat sacrifice . . . I mean ‘God’ as shorthand for the animating energy of love; for Life, for the light that radiates from within people and from above; in the energies of nature, even in our rough, messy selves” (Stitches, 2013).


As I got still, a beautiful sense of peace came over me, and the headache vanished.


I was so relieved – thrilled, even - that I’d be able to continue with my plans for the day. I pulled up youtube, put on “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, and danced around my living room. Just over 4 minutes of pure toe-tapping, head-bopping exuberant happiness.


Oh, and my dinner party was a smashing success.


Estey Silva is a freelance writer, who writes a weekly blog for The Christian Science Monitor. She also practices Christian Science healing. She's on Twitter at @esteysilva.  

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