Who we Are:
Calming My Storm is a New Jersey nonprofit organization that works to help people with concussions and migraines thrive. Our mission is to support people with concussions and migraines through expert interviews and advice, educational resources, and personal narratives. We hope to help you find ways to continue to achieve your goals and reach for your dreams on your road to recovery.
The Benefits of Yoga and MEditation
I have been working with Danielle since I began developing migraines and balance issues. At first, when my neurologist recommended that I try yoga and meditation, I was reluctant. I did not understand the power of deep breathing, and a simple yoga pose. However, through her thoughtful approach, and support I improved each week. I learned how to be mindful, take a real deep breath, regain my balance, strength and confidence. In this interview, Danielle explains how she modifies her approach to support people with chronic pain and disabilities so they can live better lives.
Q&A with TheraSpecs
Experts // June 11, 2020
What are TheraSpecs?
TheraSpecs are stylish and therapeutic glasses for people with light sensitivity caused by migraines, post-concussion syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and other light-sensitive conditions. What makes our glasses special is the precision tint we use to filter wavelengths of light proven to trigger the symptoms of these conditions.
The tint in our glasses is great for protection against fluorescent lighting, LEDs, screen light from devices, as well as other artificial sources. Our outdoor lenses use the same tint as our indoor lenses but are applied on a dark and polarized lens. They look like traditional sunglasses but have the added protection of our light filtration. We also offer prescription glasses, custom frames, and other customized relief.
Top 12 things to do when you have a concussion, besides sleeping
Personal Tips // June 15, 2020
When I suffered from a concussion, I stayed home for four months. My symptoms hindered my ability to go to school, exercise, play sports, go in the car, and read. However, throughout my concussion, I was able to and enjoyed doing the things below. Every concussion is different, but I hope that some of the things on this list will help relieve your boredom or inspire other ideas for how to spend your time. I would like to thank all of my family and friends who introduced me to these different ideas that allowed me to improve my health and grow as a person...
My name is Aanya Patel, in January 2018, I sustained a non-athletic concussion. As a result, I suffer from Post-Concussion Syndrome and lasting neurological challenges. I am passionate about research and advocacy surrounding the lack of awareness around female TBI. I hope to help others in their road to recovery and healing.