I dream of a quiet oasis in which the world runs on my clock. Hope is spreading out in a sacred space full of wholesome goodness and a slower pace.
I try to have an answer the question, “What will you do if that doesn’t work?” Having a plan helps me feel control, even if my next move is to ask for help.
Forgetting to take your medicine is an early sign of burnout.
Having a chronic illness makes it difficult to feel hopeful. It’s easier to feel depressed and anxious, too. But it’s not always like that for everyone.
Inspired by a post from Kerrie Smyres on Migraine.com, I began rating migraines differently, using a “red/yellow/green light” system to track the quality of my life each day. After about […]
I’m bound to get some blow-back just from the title of this article. So let’s start by acknowledging the truth. There is a lot of suffering in this world. Horrible, […]
I have multiple chronic illnesses. Cures are not expected in my lifetime. I still have hope that my doctors and I can find ways to better manage the symptoms. Nevertheless, […]
Many people who deal with frequent migraines post online during the attack. We often receive negative comments from others when we do this. To someone who only gets an occasional migraine or never gets one at all, this behavior must seem counterproductive. Once you understand why we get online, maybe our behavior will make more sense.
How many of us have said these statements either in our heads or out loud to a trusted loved one? Were we thinking about suicide when we said it? Maybe. Maybe […]
I’m halfway through Migraine and Headache Awareness Month and I’ve only had 3 migraines. Yippee! Now I just have to remember not to get too careless. Stress is not one […]