• “Nevertheless, She Persisted - #chronicillness #perserverence #facingadversity #migraine

    “Nevertheless, She Persisted” – My Weekend Mantra

    The weekend wasn’t  a complete bust but it wasn’t a total success either. What I can say is that I did my best and no matter what happened, I persisted! I didn’t stop trying. Over the past few weeks, the weather has been rough. High humidity, High temperatures, storms and…

  • Weather and Migraine - #migraine #chronicillness #headache

    The Weather is Trying to Kill Me

    “The weather is trying to kill me”, this is a statement that I have repeated many times over the past two weeks. I know that it sounds like a crazy statement based on irrational paranoia but it isn’t, I promise. I do realize that the weather can’t kill me but…

  • How to Have & Keep a Joyful Attitude - #positiveattitude #choosejoy #positivity #selfcare #chronicillness

    How to Have & Keep a Joyful Attitude

    Having a joyful attitude comes easy on days when everything is right on track. But on days when the medication doesn’t seem to work or when the walls feel like they are closing in, it can become easy to be weary and restless. During weeks in which the Barometric Chart…

  • Self-Care Tools to use on a bad day - #selfcare #mentalhealth #health #pamperyourself

    5 Self-Care Tools to Use on Bad Days

    As much as we want to say that all of our days are filled with roses and sunshine, we all know that it isn’t possible to have good days all the time. It really isn’t having a bad day that can create turmoil in our lives, it is how we…

  • Writer’s Block- #daydream #inspiration #writersblock #mindwanders #randomthoughts

    Ramblings of Someone with Writer’s Block

    I have had a small run of writer’s block and it is frustrating knowing there are topics out there but nothing comes to mind. I sit and stare at my ceiling hoping something will cross my mind that is worthy of a blog title. That is usually how inspiration hits…

  • Beautycounter Review: Migraine Friendly- #cosmetics #makeup #migraine #crueltyfree

    Product Review: Beautycounter – Migraine Friendly Cosmetics

    Most people that have migraines experience issues with strong smells and walking through a Department Store with its cosmetics counter in the middle of the store can be a nightmare. Even wearing cosmetics can create problems between the harsh ingredients and the smells that linger all day. That is why,…

  • Jen’s Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew - #slowcooker #crockpot #recipe #food

    Smarter Kitchen: Jen’s Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

    Nothing says comfort food like a nice big bowl of hearty Brunswick Stew! This traditional dish is famous in the south, so famous that there is a battle brewing over what state it belongs to. Brunswick, Georgia and Brunswick County, Virginia both lay claim to this rich stew. To find…

  • 10 things you can do to help someone with chronic illness. #illness #chronicillness #friendship #helpinghand

    7 Things You Can Do For Someone with Chronic Illness

    In my experience, most people do not know how to respond to someone that has a long term illness. They feel like nothing they do is going to help the situation. To compound this, the person who is sick is waiting on someone to help but doesn’t know how to…

  • LETTER TO MY BRAIN - #migraine #hemiplegicmigraine #aphasia #aura #paralysis

    Letter to my Brain

    Last week, several people wrote letters to their brain. I made a comment on Jay’s post over at beardedigor.wordpress.com that I would be afraid of what I would say. He said I should do it…Challenge Accepted! Dear Brain, What On Earth is going on up there? For the many years you would…