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When It’s Not Just a Headache with Lisa Jacobson

 


In This Episode…

 

  • What a migraine is and its stigma – 2:56
  • What causes a migraine – 5:15
  • Lisa's story – 7:30
  • How to manage your migraines – 9:28
  • The importance of a support group – 14:23
  • Tracking your migraines – 15:54
  • The making of the Migraine Hat – 19:19

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Key Points

 

Migraine is a neurological disease. There is a stigma that migraine is just a headache. But it's much worse… it's very debilitating.

Some of the things that trigger migraines are light, sounds, smells, certain foods, genetics, TMJ and stress. These triggers can cause an electrical storm in the brain, and can cause one to be dizzy, experience paralysis, and makes it impossible to carry on every day activities such as work and caregiving.

National Institute of Health (NIH) has very low funding for research. Only 500 doctors in the U.S. Are credentialed to treat migraine.

There is no cure, but there are ways to manage migraine disease.

Lisa created The Daily Migraine website to give migraine sufferers a voice. It's her passion project; she receives no revenue from it, but hopes to create awareness and help find a cure for migraines. All the proceeds from her invention, the Migraine Hat, go to research.
 

 

What You Can Do

 

  1. Find a really good doctor. Use the Physician Finder (mostly neurologists) on TheDailyMigraine.com.
  2. Plan for an attack. Have medicine, ice ready and practice self-care. You can keep a small freezer with ice in your bedroom, have sunglasses with you at all times, and if you grind your teeth at night (TMJ), wear a mouth guard at night.
  3. Make an "MEK" Migraine Emergency Kit: Some examples of things to put in it are meds, fan, peppermint essential oil, food, ginger candy, water, sunglasses, bandana.
  4. Avoid stress and negativity whenever possible.
  5. Join a support group, like The Daily Migraine Facebook group.
  6. Track the migraine occurrences to show your doctor.

 

 

Connect with My Guest

Lisa Jacobson, Speaker, Advocate, Inventor
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Links and Resources

The Migraine Hat at Lisa's website or Amazon
The Daily Migraine Facebook Support Group
The "Migraine Buddy" app
Eliminating Toxic Relationships podcasts – General and romantic relationships 

 

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I See Rude People with Rosalinda Randall

 


In This Episode…

This episode is dedicated to everyone who wishes that common sense really was common.
Author, civility and social skills trainer Rosalinda Randall weighs in some offensive scenarios we encounter, and what to do about them, including:

    •  
  • When someone can't remember your name
  • Talking on cell phones in  public
  • Kids who are left unattended in public, or misbehave in public playgrounds (mistreating others)
  • People sitting next to, behind or in front of you on an airplane who act like you're not sitting there
  • People who ask you for things on social media before making a real connection
  • Handling surprise tags/group adds, debates and “unfriending” on social media
  • Addressing questions about your personal life
  • Comments made when you're grieving or going through an illness

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Special thanks to those of you who have left comments on social media for this episode, including Julie B. from Utica, NY, Kelsey H. from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and Angela M. from Atlanta, Georgia! We've addressed your comments near the end of the show [starting at 34:33]. Keep it coming–we love your feedback!

Key Points

Mispronouncing a name and taking it for granted that you have it right.

When you use your phone in public, it is a safety issue (especially where children are involved).

Leaving children unattended is not only unsafe, but also a liability.

If you're going to use social media, you have to have thick skin, and you have to expect that there will be opinions you don't agree with.

Sometimes when people ask personal questions, it's because they share a lot and don't consider it to be too personal, or they want to connect to you quickly.

 

What You Can Do

“I'm bad with names” – remind the person of your name and make them feel at ease.

If you must talk on the phone in public, be mindful of your volume and topic (have personal or explicit conversations in private) and courteous to those around you. You are distracted when you're on the phone, so keep it brief when you have children with you—for your security and theirs.  

Take the time with your children to teach them and reiterate how they should behave and interact with others.  If you're going to a quiet setting, bring something to entertain them. Pay attention to them while you're out instead of being glued to your phone or another adult.

Things to remember when you are on an airplane:

  • Remember that you are not at home. Be courteous of the people sitting beside, in front of and behind you when getting up, moving in your seat, so that you're not constantly bumping their chair or kicking them in the back.
  • Watch your children and attend to their needs so they are not disturbing other passengers.
  • Shower before you arrive at the airport. 

When interacting with people you don't know well on social media, remember that there is an art to networking. You should not ask for anything from an acquaintance before you are well connected.  Build rapport.

Don't add people to a Facebook group without their permission.  Tag people in pictures judiciously.

Before you get into a heated exchange on social media, first ask yourself, “How will it help?” If you want to encourage someone to see things your way, you have to choose your words wisely.

Be careful not to offend a person who is grieving a loss. Rosalind gives some excellent examples of what to say and what not to say [starting at 30:56].

When you're eating out with someone, there will be conversation, so take small bites. And do not pay more attention to your phone than the person you are with.  Don't even put it on the table, because it's still a distraction if it lights up or makes a sound. Enjoy your company!

 

 

Connect with My Guest

Rosalinda Randall, Civility and Etiquette Speaker and Author

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The Happy Middle with Lauri Mackey

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Have you ever felt like you wanted to accomplish something but talked yourself out of it with thoughts of, "You're too old," or "It's too late"?  Well, it's never too late to follow your dreams. Just ask Lauri Mackey, who has accomplished a LIST of things after turning 40, including racing mountain bikes and getting her GED in a class full of Hispanic teenagers that she had nothing else in common with!

Lauri shows us how to embrace and celebrate your current station in life– where you are right now!

 

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Key Points

You can't touch yesterday; the past is a learning tool. You have now.

Don't think in terms of waiting until. It's what you do today that will make your future goal a reality.


 

 

What You Can Do

Don't sell yourself short because you're over 40. Change your attitude from “I can't” to “I will.”

 

Change your negative language from “I can't because…” to “I WILL ___________.”

What you do now will go toward your future goals?

Be intentional with your actions. Visualize the manifestation of your dream becoming your reality.

Are you waiting to get motivated? Motivation is step 2!

Step 1 – Action – It doesn't have to be big. You can take baby steps, and it's ok if you “fall off the wagon” and miss a day or two. Just back to it!

Step 2 – Motivation (this istarts from the feeling you get after having accomplished step 1)

Step 3 – Momentum (develops from repeating steps 1 and 2 over and over again)

Step 3a – Have fun!

You don't have to be perfect when you are implementing these steps. No one is perfect. Give yourself a break and allow yourself to be human.

 


 

 

Connect with My Guest

Lauri Mackey, Inspirational Speaker/Mountain Biker/RockStar Podcaster

Lauri's Lemonade Stand Positivity Podcast for Women
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Eddy's 60 Days of Sunshine emails
 

 

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The Best Kind of Stress Reliever with Teliah Gienger

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Key Points

 

Stress is a part of life, and trying to get rid of all stress can stress you out even more! A better way is learning to manage stress instead of running away from it.

Stress is not always bad. It can alert you to things that are not good in your life, and motivate you to make changes.

In any venture or area of life, our success begins with a healthy mindset. – Teliah Gienger

Our bodies will naturally let us know when something is wrong, but its not always something drastic that happens, like a siren going off to get our attention. The signs it gives slowly build up until we can’t ignore them.

What You Can Do

Reframe challenges as an opportunity to grow.

Being in touch with your body allows you to become more aware of how things affect you.

 

Connect with My Guest

Teliah Gienger, Entrepreneur, Coach and Podcast Host
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Links and Resources

Forthcoming:

3-day Yoga Retreat scheduled for August 2017
40 Days to Healthy Habits by Teliah Gienger (an ebook focusing on nutrition, physical health, mental health through meditation, journaling, emotional and spiritual health, and lifestyle changes)


 

 

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Getting Out of the Panic Room with Gina Ryan

 

In This Episode…

 

  • Why you MUST label your issue

  • How mindful breathing and meditation help patch the places where you are leaking energy

  • Why a high fat low carb diet can be helpful tool in calming our body and reducing panic attacks

  • How to find activities to release stress

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Key Points

 

Many suffer from stress, anxiety and panic based on things that aren’t real.

FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real

Stress is cumulative. It’s often the straw that breaks the camel’s back—not a big event.

By stringing one good day after another like pearls, knowing that if I had one good day I could continue, and eventually, because I had such faith that I was not broken, and that I could recondition my nervous system,
I could get to a point where I really felt like I was on top of life again… and that’s what I did.” – Gina Ryan on curing her own chronic anxiety and panic attacks

What You Can Do

 

You must find the language to admit and utter out loud what problem you are having, because you cannot conquer what you can't confront.

Gina said that what helped her was when she practiced breathing and meditation, and gave up foods that worked against her. You can recondition your brain with proper breathing and meditation techniques. It helps patch the places where you are leaking energy.

Eating fat nourishes your brain and calms your nervous system. Refrain from caffeine and added sugars, especially in drinks. Ingesting caffeine adds extra stress to your body.

Experiment with recipes by changing one ingredient that will improve your nutrition (for example, Daree substituted almond flour instead of regular flour to coating meat before baking, and using erythritol instead of table sugar when making sweet treats). Find something that works for YOU.

Move your body. Whether you dance, play tennis, do Zumba, or go for a walk, moving can help you work out your stress and release toxins in your muscles. Find something that makes you feel good when you're doing it, and that you'll look forward to. You can even find free workouts on YouTube.

Keep a journal like a gratitude journal. This turns on a different part of our brain and releases stress in your mind.

 

 

Connect with My Guest

 

Gina Ryan, Nutritionist, Holistic Life & Anxiety Coach, Podcast Host

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Links and Resources

 

Free 10-Minute Body Scan – http://theanxietycoachespodcast.com/body-scan
Meditation for the Anxious at Heart meditation course – available at the end of April 2017 through the website).

 

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Explore More with Dawn Serra


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Key Points

One of the ways that we hide our shame about sex is by performing—doing things we think are expected of us to do in certain ways. There's a huge disconnect between what people are constantly being told sex is [from culture, media and society] and their actual experience.

Sometimes it's hard to ask for what you want because it may hurt your partner's ego. There's a big tendency to avoid feeling awkward about it all, so we may shut down, ignore our own feelings of disappointment, or pretend it doesn't matter as much as it does.

Watching movies and porn is for entertainment, not education.

Instead of asking ourselves what we want and what brings us pleasure, we are more often forced to do things that others say are “the way” to find pleasure.

All emotions are valid.

Some view learning technique as a way to try to avoid awkward conversations.

 

My body, my pleasure, my experiences—I'm not apologizing.” – Dawn Serra

 

Our body goes through changes as adults too—not just during adolescence. We can experiences differences in arousal, for example. Body changes should be viewed with disgust; claim your personal power. Feeling liberated is like nothing else. You don't have to apologize.

 

What You Can Do

Beautiful things can happen when we take risks and start to open up, even in the face of feeling possible shame and rejection. Nobody wants to be the one to “go first;” we need “permission” to ask for what we want and need when it comes to our sexual desires.

Being vulnerable with your partner is how you get to the deepest levels of intimacy.

Start with yourself. What do you want more of?

Things to ask yourself (and your partner):

  • What parts of your body to you like to be touched?

  • What does pleasure look like for you?

 

Connect with My Guest

Dawn Serra, Speaker, Coach, Podcast Host

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Links and Resources

Sex Gets Real podcast

Explore More Summit – Free, 10-day annual summit begins March 8, 2017!

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Cultivating Lasting Love Through the Hard Times with Britany Felix


In This Episode…

 

  • When your friend has feelings for the one you're in love with

  • Dealing with a long-distance relationship

  • Communicating with your partner during financial hardships

  • Getting along with each other despite opposite personality types

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Key Point

 

A sacrifice is when you are giving something up for nothing in return. A compromise gives you and the other person something without completely sacrificing for the other person.
 

What You Can Do

 

Together you and your partner have to find ways to compromise that allow you both to feel fulfilled and content in your relationship.

When you are in a long-distance relationship or separated from your spouse for a long period, the most important things you can do is have mutual trust, and commit to connect with each other daily (via phone, Facetime, Skype, etc.), even if you're tired or in different time zones. Make sure you're present in each other's lives even though you can't physically be there.

If you are considering a job or career change, or anything that will affect your family's income or lifestyle, talk to your spouse before you make a final decision. Communicate with each other don't be selfish—consider their needs too.

 

 

Connect with My Guest

Britany Felix, Host of the Living Unconventionally podcast (pictured at right with her husband, Bryan)
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Living Unconventionally Community
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Twitter

 

Links and Resources


Purse-nality Disorder – how to deal with your spending/saving habits

 

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You ARE Worthy: Putting in the Work as a Love Athlete

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Key Points

As an athlete, you know that if you put the work in, something better will happen.  That applies to love too. You can have more love if you want it, and are willing to work on yourself.


The pain of loneliness you feel is a lack of self-love, and it should drive you to seek healing. So don't shove your pain or sadness away by self-medicating with cynical/defeatist attitudes, a new "situationship," shopping, drugs, meaningless sex or alcohol. Listen to that pain. What is it trying to teach you?


It makes no sense to envy couples that you see in public, because you don't know the real underpinnings of their relationship. It may look like it's all love on the outside, but there could be toxic elements, codependency… you just can't tell but looking at them together out in the park or at the mall.

Sometimes the issue is not that you don't want to wait for the right person to come along, but that another person sees YOU as not worth the wait.


Worthiness is a spin-off of feeling that you are not enough.
 


"When you're a queen, when you're amazing, you don't have to talk about it, tell people or wear a t-shirt saying so.
You just ARE… and you let OTHERS say so."
– Daniel Packard


Your sense of worthiness makes you attract what you think deserve. So do you attract mates that fulfill you, or mates that make you struggle to get love?


If you ask yourself why you're struggling in your relationships, or thinking your requests/concerns to your partner are a burden or a bother, it could be an effect of your lack of feeling worthy of being treated with love and respect. You are worthy of being listened to and having your needs met in a relationship.


People respond to "Do you think you could maybe…" differently than the more assertive, "I need to tell you what my needs are."  When you feel worthy, you don't beg for attention or affection. You tell (in an assertive manner, not bossy).

 

What You Can Do

Don't become jaded to the point where you don't think you need to be with anyone, ever.  If you're taking time between relationships to heal, that's good, but don't AVOID or reject the possibility of a relationship because of fear due to past hurts. There's a difference between saying "I don't want a relationship" and "I don't want another relationship like the one I just had."


You may think you believe you are worthy of love, but here are two ways to be sure:

  1. Look at the type of mates you're attracting… how do they treat you? Do they respect you?
  2. Do you believe you are good enough and deserve the best love possible, a 10 (on a scale of 10), or do you feel more like a 7 or less?

 

Connect with My Guest

Daniel Packard, Trainer of Love Athletes, Speaker, Author
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The 80/20 Approach to Minimalism and Decluttering

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Key Points

Minimalism is the concept of living with less stuff in order to enjoy more, and living more intentionally with the people who matter most. It's a way to counteract the overwhelm people feel with consumerism and digital overload. Minimalism was inspired by Tim Ferriss' book, The 4 Hour Work Week and became popular as a principle to live by, within the context of everyday life as a tool to keep sane and declutter what does not matter (mostly 80%) and make room for the things that do matter and make you happy (mostly 20%). But minimalism is not a mandate to specify that one needs only 100 things to make you happy, there are different variations of simplicity which Lori explains to in her book 50 Shades of Simple.

Sometimes it's hard to get of rid of something because of the circumstances of how you acquired it. Maybe a special person gave it to you, or you had to save up for it.

Trends among millenials show more of traveling and dining expenses as experiences, and less of things and home ownership.

 

What You Can Do


A few ways to combat clutter:

  • Start small and pick a space that you can easily start and finish within 3-60 minutes. For example, one junk drawer.  Completing a smaller task will encourage you to continue the decluttering process because finishing one small task is still progress. Taking before and after pictures will also help to motivate you.
  • Make a few piles and tackle one at a time, deciding whether to trash it, use it, or give it away. Have an obective friend help you with sorting things into these categories.
  • For some of your sentimental items or children's projects, take a picture of it, then let it go.
  • Be more intentional about your purchases. To prevent acquiring things mindlessly, you must shift your perspective. Before you bring something into your car or your home, ask yourself if you value it, need it, or can use it. If not–don't take it home!

 

 

Connect with My Guest

Lori Rochino, Declutter Coach, Author, Host of the Simply Designed Life Podcast Series
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Lori is offering listeners a complimentary 20 minute consult (no pitch) to discuss one need or one fix for the home or schedule. Schedule your consultation.

 

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Make Your Pennies Squeak! with Michelle Jackson

 


In This Episode…

Michelle Jackson discusses frugality and cutting costs without lowering your quality of life.

 

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Key Points

You should never pay full price for anything.
Debt drags you down when the unexpected happens. But once you pay it off, you've given yourself a raise.

 

What You Can Do

 

 

  1. Do your research. You can find ways to save, then pick the ones that are easiest and most relevant for your livestyle. (Sites and apps mentioned in this show are listed below in Resources.)
  2. You can live a great quality of life leaving within your means, but first you have to decide that's what you really want to do. Next, examine your finances to see where there's room to change your system.
  3. Manage your income. Are there new skills you can learn to boost it? Can you parlay it into a digital-based side hustle? What are you naturally good at that can be marketed for pay?
  4. Pay off debt as quickly as possible.

 

Connect with My Guest

Michelle Jackson, Owner and Creative Content Curator, The Shop My Closet Project

 

Website

Instagram

Twitter

Email

Girl Gone Frugal Again Podcast

Colorado Luv Hub – Blog about all things Colorado (related podcast Square State)

The D.O.N.E. Society – Online community for future digital entrepreneurs

 

Links and Resources

These are the money-saving sites and apps mentioned in this episode, but there are many more!

Honey (browser extension)
Ebates
Ibotta
Poshmark (secondhand clothing, consignment)
ThredUp.com (secondhand clothing, consignment)

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