• Migraine Explained: MIgraine Safety

    Migraine Explained: Migraine Safety

    As I have mentioned before, I have a rare type of Migraine called Hemiplegic Migraine. My aura symptoms include stroke like symptoms and includes vision loss, right side paralysis, Transient Aphasia and right side facial numbness (includes tongue and sometimes throat tingling). That is on top of the excruciating headache,…

  • Cooking with Chronic Illness - Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes

    Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes

    Cooking Made Easy Cooking made easy is a series that is designed to make cooking easy with a highlight on tips. kitchen tools and recipes. Whether you have Chronic Illness, a disability or are just looking for ways to make cooking easier, there is something in this series for you!…

  • My Mental Health Story

    My Mental Health Story

    How my Mind Became My Enemy is my mental health story. In these words, I share how my mind, negative thinking and living in the past created a firestorm in my life that almost killed me. Since it is Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought I would highlight this four-part…

  • Medication Dispensers to Make Life Easier

    Medication Dispensers to Make Life Easier

    Gone are the days of basic medication dispensers that still require you to remember to take your medication. Now, medication dispensers are using modern technology. Let’s take a look as some of these modern marvels that will make life easier. Bluetooth Medication Dispensers and Reminders Medication Dispensers and reminders that…

  • 5 Thoughts that Impact your Mental Health

    5 Thoughts that Impact your Mental Health

    It should come as no surprise that your emotional health has a major impact on your mental health. It is much like how your nutritional health will affect the health of your body. There is one aspect of your emotional health that most people ignore and that is how your…

  • Migraine Explained: My Migraine Life with Brittany Gray

    Migraine Explained: My Migraine Life with Brittany Gray

    As part of the Migraine Explained series, I wanted to share some stories of the people that struggle with Migraines. I tell my story on this blog but I want to give other perspectives of the disease as well. So, Occasionally, I will be having a guest writer that will share their…

  • Title: How to be Productive with Chronic Illness Background image of woman cutting herbs.

    How to be Productive with Chronic Illness

    Being Productive with a Chronic Illness can be a challenge. I like to feel like I accomplish at least one or two valuable things each day. Sometimes, this can take some creativity on my part and it almost always includes using a tool that makes tasks easier. Here are my…

  • Transient Aphasia - When the Words won't come

    Migraine Explained: Transient Aphasia

    One of the most annoying symptoms that I have during my Hemiplegic Migraine episodes is aphasia. The National Aphasia Association defines aphasia as, “an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech.”  Although aphasia is generally permanent, transient aphasia is temporary and is the type that accompanies migraines.…

  • Chronic Illness Spotlight: Ankylosing Spondylitis featuring Nicole Loffler

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a Chronic Illness Warrior that lives with the illness is featured. In the last edition of Chronic Illness Spotlight, we learned about Functional Neurological Disorder. In today’s edition we will learn about Ankylosing Spondylitis and will feature Nicole…

  • When you need a nap after a bath. When you have a Chronic Illness, even the simplest things can become difficult. #ChronicIllness #SelfCare #Health

    When You Need a Nap After a Bath

    I used to love nothing more than soaking in a hot bubble bath. It was a way to relax and pamper myself. I enjoyed the heat and that relaxed feeling afterward. Now taking long hot baths has landed on the list of things that I used to do. Now, I…