• Bullying is a hot topic for today but bullying has always been a problem. You can make it through being bullied and be a success! There is Power in the Story! #Bullying #PowerInTheStory

    Power in the Story: Jo from A Rose Tinted World

    Today’s Power in the Story featured blogger is Jo from A Rose Tinted World. Her personality shines through in every word you read on her blog. A Rose Tinted World is all about creating your best life, how to figure out what that is and how to beat the obstacles along the way. In trying to write this introduction, I am finding it hard to put it all into words because every blog she posts leaves me feeling like I learned something new about myself.  I know that you will enjoy her blog and you will also be addicted to it as well! Jo is telling her story about bullying.…

  • For many Migraine Warriors, the season changes mean more Migraine Attacks. Find out why and what that may mean for those that have Migraine. - #Migraine #Seasons

    Migraine Explained: Season Change

    Autumn is here and it is time for fire-pits, s’mores, trick-or-treaters, pumpkin-spiced everything, and for some, an increase in migraine symptoms. As the autumn leaves colors of red and gold brighten the horizon, as the season change also creates changes that can trigger migraines. What Factors Cause Triggers as the Season Change? Barometric pressure change is the most common seasonal migraine trigger. As the seasons change, the barometric pressures shift and these changes, though sometimes minor, can trigger migraine attacks in people that are highly susceptible to barometric pressure changes. Cynthia Armand, MD, a physician at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York, explains the reason. “Our head is made…

  • Eliminating Migraine Triggers will help alleviate the number or severity of Migraine Attacks. Find out how to find out what your triggers are and what my Top 5 Migraine Triggers are. - #Migraine #MigraineTriggers

    Migraine Explained: Migraine Triggers

    Migraine Triggers is a difficult topic to address because everyone has different triggers. There are many things considered to be triggers therefore it can be difficult to track. In this article, I want to discuss my 5 most common triggers. I am also including information about how to find out what your migraine triggers are. My Top 5 Migraine Triggers Sensory Triggers: I am putting these three together but strong smells, loud noises and bright lights are all my major migraine triggers. What makes this one difficult to track is that what is a strong smell one day may be perfectly fine the next. Some days a room fan is…

  • Top 5 Worship Songs Countdown - These are my Top 5 Favorite Christian Songs and Hymns. #Worship #ChristianMusic

    My Top 5 Worship Songs Countdown

    Before I got sick, I was a member of my church Praise Team and my mother could tell you that I sang before I talked. I love Christian music of all types from traditional hymns to contemporary praise and worship. Any music that has God at its center is something that I enjoy. Worship Songs is music from the soul and meant to be directed as praise to God. They typically have messages from the Bible woven into the lyrics and are meant to be a reinforcement of God’s Word. So, for this last Sunday of Blogtober, I want to share with you my 5 favorite Worship Songs. These are…

  • Christmas Gift Guide from The Frozen Mind - Find a gift for someone special. Featuring technology gifts, sleepwear, electric blankets, gifts for migraine warriors and more! - #Christmas #ChristmasGift

    2018 Christmas Gift Guide

    It is hard to believe but it is time to start Christmas Shopping! Finding the perfect gift for someone that you care about can be difficult and I am here to help you out! I have selected some of my favorite things for a Christmas Gift guide! Although some of these things are perfect for someone that has a chronic illness, I think you will find that the majority are just nice gifts that anyone would enjoy. I have listed some of my finds below and will also leave a banner at the bottom so you can do some exploring on your own. If you want more ideas, check out…

  • What to Wear when you want to be Cozy: A day at home requires clothes that are effortless, comfortable and functional. #fashion #chronicillness

    Comfortable Clothes to Wear When You Want to be Cozy

    Because I can’t drive, I spend a lot of time at home. My body requires a lot of rest during Hemiplegic Migraine attacks so dressing for those occasions is important. Having comfortable clothes is important but because of the partial paralysis I have during attacks, functionality is just as important. What Do I Look for When Buying Comfortable Clothes? Pants For pants, the first thing I look for is an elastic waist. This will make it easier for me to go to the restroom if I only have 1 functional arm. This is also important if I am doing things outside of the home with my husband. I really don’t…

  • Old Fashioned Goulash Recipe with BONUS SLOW COOKER BUYING GUIDE! - This American Classic meal is even better when it is combined with the ease of the slow cooker! #goulash #slowcooker

    Old Fashioned Goulash and Slow Cooker Buying Guide

    There are times when the simplest dishes make the best meals and this Old Fashioned Goulash definitely fits that description. This is my “go to” lazy Sunday afternoon dish for a cool fall or winter day. Before I get to the recipe I want to take a moment to discuss what to look for when buying a slow cooker. 3 Things to Consider when Buying a Slow Cooker First off, you need a good Slow Cooker. The options for this are endless so this are 3 things you need to consider when buying a slow cooker. ( I own 6 of them…does that make me an expert?) Size – The…

  • Power in the Story guest post featuring Pamela from There is Always Hope - A Journey Through Chronic Pain with volunteer work! #GuestPost #ChronicPain

    Power in the Story: Pamela from There is Always Hope

    .This week our Power in the Story featured blogger is Pamela from There Is Always Hope and she also runs a second blog called A Chronicle of Hope. The fact that she runs 2 successful blogs should tell you right away that she is a powerhouse! She writes about her experiences with Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Invisible Illness and has been published on The Mighty website discussing her issues with Trigeminal Neuralgia and having an invisible illness. Living in Langford, BC, she is  an active volunteer with the Patient Volunteer Network, an organization in British Columbia that gives ordinary people the ability to have a say in how healthcare is delivered in…

  • Chronic Hemiplegic Migraine: A Migraine that produces temporary stroke like symptoms. #hemiplegicmigraine #migraine

    Chronic Hemiplegic Migraine Defined

    I blog about my journey with Chronic Hemiplegic Migraine. Most people hear the words but hang on to the word Migraine at the end and think, “she has a headache”. The vast majority, including medical professionals, never stop to think about the implications of the two words I said before the word Migraine.  So, I want to break down what they words mean and then discuss how it is much more than having a headache. What Does Chronic Mean? According to Medicine.net, the medical definition for chronic is: A chronic condition is one that lasts 3 months or more. Chronic diseases are in contrast to those that are acute (abrupt,…

  • Migraine Explained: Cognitive Dysfunction - Also called Brain Fog and Migraine Hangover is cognitive impairment that causes trouble with finding words, remembering things and hinders the ability to put words together. #cognitivedysfuntion #migraine

    Migraine Explained: Cognitive Dysfunction

    Cognitive Dysfunction is the loss of functions such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning of sufficient severity to interfere with daily functioning. People experiencing cognitive dysfunction have trouble with verbal recall, basic arithmetic, and concentration. These types of delays are common with Chronic Migraine patients and is often referred to as “Brain Fog”. During a Migraine Attack, the cognitive dysfunction can be a part of the Prodrome and last up to two days after the Migraine has ended, or the Postdrome stage. The reason this is such an issue with people, like me, who have Chronic Migraine is because the brain never fully recovers before the next attack hits. So, what…