Things you probably didn't think to ask, but I'm going to answer for you anyway.
My inner child is like...?
My inner child was very much like Kylo Ren from Force Awakens. She was, as he says, "immune to the light." But not really. She felt it pulling on her, so she did stupid, rebellious things to show that she was in control, not the light. And when she didn't get her way, watch out! Slash and burn, baby! I think that is why I have such affection for poor, misguided Kylo. He's not an unfeeling death machine like Vader (though he thinks he wants to be); he is a self-important adolescent trying to prove himself to his leader (Snope) and himself. He's conflicted, moody, irritable when he doesn't get his way. He gets humiliated by Rey; what a glorious scene! That the light that he spurned actually was more powerful than the darkness he hid himself in. He is motivated by anger and rebellion against his parents, idolization of some ideal exemplified by his grandfather, and still so ripe for change. I look forward to his conversion in one of this new episodes. As for my inner kid, she has already been converted, though she still has temper tantrums and mini-rebellions from time to time. Still, she mostly gets freedom to play with the positive aspects of the Force. She skips amidst wildflowers, nests with a good book, watches the clouds evaporate under her watchful eye. She sneaks too much ice cream and hoots at crows. She has freedom, more than she thought possible. Before her conversion, though, she was a slave to her moods and desires. Now she has more space and choices. There's more fun on the light side of the Force. Now she wants Kylo to experience that too.
Favorite yoga pose
Utthita Parsvakonasana, for sure. Love the way it stretches my entire side. Pigeon Pose is also yummy for opening up the hips.
What are some ways to help relieve a migraine?
Ok, I'm not a medical doctor, but this is what works for me.
First, when I'm feeling susceptible to a migraine (hormonal, tired, or around perfume), I avoid trigger foods like alcohol and chocolate.
If it comes anyway, the first thing I do is drink something icy cold with caffeine. Diet Coke works well for me; sometimes a cold latte.
Then I ice my head. I keep multiple ice packs in my freezer for this occasion, plus velcro wraps to keep the ice adhered to my forehead.
If I haven't taken any medication for it, I start with two Excedrin Migraine capsules, washed down by the cold drink listed above.
If this is Day 2 of the migraine, I switch meds, usually to one of the triptans. Sometimes they work; sometimes they don't. I prefer Maxalt melts, but they make me sleepy for about 1/2 an hour.
My friend recommended popcorn and cornflakes (not at the same time), and I have to say this is helping too (thanks, Cindy!)
If I don't have time to sleep, I bring ice, salty food, and a cold drink with me to work. As soon as possible though, I go to bed.
I also use an aromatherapy oil with peppermint that I rub on my temples. It helps a little especially with keeping the nausea at bay.
Favorite music group?
I've loved U2 since the early 80s and REM since 1984. My current favorite bands, though, are Sigur Rós and The National. Sigur Rós touches my heart in a way unlike I have ever known with music. Their concert was like a mystical experience (whereas U2's was like a tent revival). The National is just good thinking music. I reorganized my house and write and grade papers listening to them.