This weekend, I shut down the computer. Except for checking and answering emails, and a little bit of business, I gave it a rest.
Mind and body needed a rest too, although gluing, sewing, and thinking did not get a rest (but that's more therapeutic than anything....). I thought I might do a few essential things I really need to do, but those things didn't get done. They will be -- they always do.
I discovered a couple of natural remedies that seem to work for my resistant bod: lemon balm tea and grated whole apple.
Lemon balm is soothing and taken at bedtime promotes sleep. But here's the thing. One tea bag is a waste. I found in one of my books that you need 2 - 4 teaspoons of dried lemon balm per cup for it to effective. I couldn't find loose dried lemon balm, but I did find tea bags, and it took three bags to a cup of water to get the desired dose. I did get some fresh lemon balm, though, and threw it into a salad.
For me, barometric headaches, especially when thunderstorms are happening, can sometimes be accompanied by mild nausea. I used gingerbeer (because it has more ginger in it that ginger ale), shaken until the fizz is gone (my pharmacist gave me that tip), and sipped it. It works. Then my friend Sandra sent me another remedy that also works: grated apple, skin and all.
I wish you a beautifully healthy week!