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Migraines – Feeling Pressured

A migraine isn't your average headache. Migraine headaches are sometimes preceded by warning symptoms. Triggers include hormonal changes, certain foods and drinks, stress, and exercise.

Migraine headaches can cause throbbing in one particular area that can vary in intensity. Nausea and sensitivity to light and sound are also common symptoms.


  • Unclear boundaries creating internal conflict (you say YES when you mean to say NO)

  • Overwhelm created by the need to please others

  • Adhering to very high standards, leading to strong self-criticism

  • Fear of failing

  • Having to perform according to extreme expectations

  • Feeling unsupported, leading to feeling bitter and resentful

Supportive Affirmations:

“It is safe to take a break. I prioritize my own needs and say NO with ease.”

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Why do I need to work so hard for approval?

  • How does creating pressure on myself keep me safe?

  • What is the worst thing that can happen if I won't put my best foot forward?

  • Why is it unsafe to rest?

  • When dies my responsibility end and theirs begin?

  • How can I validate myself?

  • Whose voice do I hear or whose face do I see when I criticize myself? How is my relationship with that person?

Oils, Herbs, and Crystals that can help:

  • Self-criticism: Cilantro; Howlite

  • Fatigue: Basil; Carnelian

  • BOUNDARIES: Tea Tree; Amazonite

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