“I Won A Publishing Prize” Special Rates! (In-person & Remote)

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“Her bodywork is incredible. You will see results.”

Calling all clients, friends, and colleagues, past, present, and future! I’m offering special discounts in honor of my publishing prize win. Book your session(s) at these discount rates today before they go away on 3/22/16!

“I WON A PUBLISHING PRIZE!” SPECIAL RATES*

1-4 sessions: $125 each
5 – 7 sessions: $115 each
8 – 10 sessions: $100 each

Not in NYC? I work remotely via Zoom (so easy), FaceTime, Skype, and phone.

Schedule your 30-minute FREE initial phone conversation with Jan to talk about how Somatic Coaching & Bodywork and Headache Healing can transform your life. Email jmundo@mundolifework.com or call 212.991.8611.

Sessions are 1 hour. First sessions are 1.5 hours. * Regular price is $150/hour.

Purchase by March 22, 2016. Pay by Venmo, Chase QuickPay, PayPal, check, or cash.

“Jan helped me transform the way I react to stress, conflict, and challenging interpersonal situations.”

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My Book Proposal Won a Prize!

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It snowed the other day and looks like someone left me a message.

My book proposal won a contest! THE HEADACHE HEALER’S HANDBOOK: A Holistic, Hands-on Somatic Self-care Program for Migraine Relief and Prevention was awarded the Balboa Press self-publishing Master Package (value: $8149). It’s awesome!

I feel amazed and grateful that this company, founded by the inspiring author and healer Louise Hay, “got” my writing, my book, and my work. It feels wonderful to be seen and received in this way.

The Writer’s Workshop spurred me on to refining and updating my proposal and finishing and tightening up my book, which is nearing completion. Thank you to Hay House Writer’s Workshop and congratulations to my fellow prize winners.

I’m so excited to bring empowered headache and migraine self-care to the world to help the millions who suffer. Stay tuned!

To keep up with my latest, I’d be delighted if you’d Like my Facebook page, Jan Mundo, Headache Coach, and Follow me on Twitter at Headache Coach.

The official announcement from Hay House:

We were delighted with the response to our very first online Writers Workshop course contest, our inaugural group of graduates who took the course last year submitted so many fresh ideas. Our Editorial team read over 100 proposals [from 1400 attendees] and finally picked Romanian author, Dr. Dragos, as the overall winner of the Hay House contract for his book, The Pursuit of Dreams: Humble Beginnings, Real Life Stories, Wishes Fulfilled.

We also awarded a Balboa Press Master Package to Jan Mundo Headache Coach from New York, for her book, The Headache Healer’s Handbook: A Holistic, Hands-on Somatic Self-care Program for Migraine Relief and Prevention. The Inspire Balboa Press Package goes to Jessica Baker, LAc from Colorado, for her book, Plant Songs.

It takes so much courage and commitment to complete a full book proposal and send it in for consideration. We are really aware of this and want to applaud all of you for taking such a big step on your publishing journey. Please don’t stop now, you have already done the hardest part! As you will have learned from the course, there are many ways to get a book out into the world these days, the right path is waiting for you.

When We Don’t Know

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We don’t or can’t always know what lies beyond the door, or if we even have the courage to open it to see if we want to take that step. Sometimes it’s scary because what we thought we knew or held to be true is challenged to the core. If we don’t know but decide we’ll take a chance on the unknown and that there is a bigger plan of which we’re not aware — whether it seems too late, too early, or right on time — and we embrace and walk through the grief and fear, we can reach the other side and fly . . . at least until we reach the next cliff. As the rabbi said: The pessimist says it can’t get much better; the optimist says it can’t get much worse. “I believe I can fly.”

What’s Your AQ — Appreciation Quotient?

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When I first moved to Manhattan from Berkeley, I was enthralled with the energy of people on the streets, the architectural mix of old and new buildings, cultures, languages, the parks, museums, outdoor concerts, the concentration of people and cars flowing with and around each other. Then there was the light, island light, that illuminated dingy structures into glistening art, making window-pane patterns on neighboring facades.

It was all so different and new, and there was so much to discover in this dense urban jungle. But it hit me early on that I could easily lose the glow, just like anywhere else, through living life. To keep it going, I decided I’d have to pretend I was a tourist–well, my kind of low-key one.

What is it about being a tourist that makes us feel free? We’re unburdened by daily routines, obligations, deadlines, knowing what will happen. Ideally, we take the time to enjoy whatever it is we’re doing, unburdened. Even with plans our surroundings are different, so we notice them. We’re more open, we explore and delight in colors, textures, landscapes, people, nuances. We rediscover the world through our wonderment.

After this year’s brutal winter, all the plants and trees were still dormant grey and brown in March, then April. It seemed as if they’d just given up and decided it wasn’t going to be safe to come out this year. But then across the street, peeking up through a pipe and plywood scaffolding, I spied the pale yellow lacy blossoms on a single tree. It was so exciting to see a new color that I took a pic and posted it. Wasn’t it beautiful!

When I revisited the whole picture, I was surprised that the scene actually looked pretty dingy and the flowers weren’t all that yellow. I’d been so appreciative of that small bit of difference, that its significance was magnified. As the next blossoms emerged, that first bit of color seemed embarrassingly small to have meant so much. What was I thinking? It was nothing to me now! Each successive wave of colors, blossoms, and scents, all so special and amazing, would wither and recede, finally making way for the lush green umbrella of trees. But then even those, ever-present, would soon go unnoticed.

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At summer’s end when those first maples become weary of the heat and their leaves get tinged with gold, sensing their rest is near while we’re still sweltering, I notice. Each year, we ooh and ah over the reds, yellows, and oranges that were just our beloved, but now usual, greens.

I see my Appreciation Quotient in so many areas of my life. I’ll be trucking along, in the flow, getting it done, and then, boom, wipe out. I’ll take a fall, get a cut, a burn, a flu, a migraine, throw out my back. I’m unable to do a thing or am strictly limited in what I can do, forced into downtime. But then, thankfully, there’s the re-inhabiting of my rhythms.

Sometimes I bounce back quickly, but others I have to start on the ground floor and rebuild myself, inch by inch. That’s how my body, my being, seems to do it. During that time, I’m so appreciative for each little step, movement, victory, bite of food, sip of water, bit of energy, lack of pain. At zero, with little capacity to see the bigger picture, I appreciate each moment and what I am able to do.

What determines our AQ? We experience that fresh, bright yellow-green of spring, a new love, the precious people in our lives, the sun’s warmth drawing us into the street to mingle like ants after the storm, and we’re filled with wonder. But then we get jaded with the familiar and lulled into complacency.

How do we stay open in the moment and notice what is alive inside and around us? I’m not prescribing, I’m exploring—and perhaps that is the way—and sharing it. Have I told you lately? I appreciate you very much!

Love and blessings,

Jan Mundo

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You Are Unique!

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You are unique. Let your spirit be renewed and shine forth. Spring teaches us that, cleanses the dust from our bodies, gives us the vitality to enliven our potential. See yourself and let yourself be seen.

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Give yourself time in May to revitalize, recharge, relax, release, relieve, re-find, remind, recenter, realign, regroup, re-up, refine. Whatever it is for you. Let yourself really settle into it—your body, the dirt, the earth, the breeze, the blossoms. Take a deep inhale and sigh it out, all at once like a waterfall. Ahh!

may special-2Get transformative bodywork or a migraine treatment from the magical hands of Jan Mundo, master somatic coach and healer, headache whisperer. Be coached to come home to your body by an expert, journeyed soul traveler. In-person, Skype, FaceTime, phone. Book your sessions for May today at this very special rate!