• There are positive things about looking back but living in the past is not good for your mental health. #mentalhealth #depression

    Reflection: The Dangers and Possibilities of Looking Back

    Taking time for reflection or looking back is usually perceived as negative or counterproductive. Even in the Bible, God told Lot and his family not to look back when He saved them from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. When Lot’s wife looked, she turned into a pillar of salt.…

  • It is important to push myself so I can gain back some strength and energy.

    The Art of Knowing How Hard to Push Yourself

    I have been tapering off of my last seizure medication and I have not been feeling well because of it. I have been requiring a lot more rest during the day, having headaches that are not migraine related and having some major stomach issues. To say that the process of…

  • Words can be used to build up or to tear down, to praise or to slaughter, to clarify or to confuse. #selftalk #selfcare #mentalhealth

    The Power of Words – 5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Yourself

    The spoken word is the most powerful weapon in the world. A childhood rhyme says that “words will never hurt me” but nothing could be further from the truth. Words, once said, cannot be unsaid therefore the results of those words can linger far longer than a bruise. Words can…

  • Sleep, insomnia, migraine

    The Elusive Sleep and Migraine

    It doesn’t seem to matter how much I take care of myself, the one thing I seem to be constantly hunting is a good nights sleep. My inability to sleep effects how well I function during the day and compounded with other triggers, such as weather, can lead to an…

  • Pity party, mental health, chronic illness

    4 Ways to Crash a Pity Party

    What is a pity party?  By definition it is an instance of indulging in self pity. Pity parties are not necessarily unhealthy…unless the party lasts too long. Let’s face it…sometimes life is just hard! Here are 4 ways, that I have found, to crash the pity party: Focus on the good…

  • Strobe light, light sensitivity, migraine

    Strobe Light Concerns for Incredibles 2

    Disney Issues Alert after Blogger Posts Concerns on Twitter According to Variety Magazine, Disney issued an alert to moviegoers regarding Incredibles 2 having several scenes that may be harmful to people with photosensitivity. On Friday, Blogger Veronica Lewis posted tweets about these scenes, stating that the strobe light effects went…

  • Sunshine blogger award

    The Sunshine Blogger Award

    It was a pleasant surprise to be nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by beardedigor.wordpress.com. His blog is filled with a song of the day and great posts that will give you a chuckle and make you think. So, don’t forget to check out his blog! 1. How did you decide…

  • Lesson, learn, life lessons

    2018 Mid-year Review-Lessons Learned

    I think June is a great time to take an inventory of lessons I have learned in the year so far. Although cannot take credit for this revelation because I saw a post like this at ashleighwrites.co.uk. So, go ahead and give her blog post some love, HERE and come…

  • Food, trigger, migraine

    Eliminating Migraine Trigger Food

    Having Chronic Hemiplegic Migraine has taken a lot of things from me but none has been more frustrating than some of the food I can no longer eat. Figuring out food triggers is especially difficult because it is not easy to track. A migraine triggered by food may not happen…

  • 13 Reasons Why Coping with Chronic Illness is Hard

    13 Reasons Why Coping with Chronic Illness is Hard

    When you are sick with an illness like the flu, you recognize that you will get well within a short period of time. If you are diagnosed with a Chronic Illness, on the other hand, the reality is quite different. A Chronic Illness will never go away and the symptoms…