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Month: November 2018

5 Hard Conversations to Avoid During the Holidays

5 Hard Conversations to Avoid During the Holidays

Everyone has that one person at their holiday gatherings that has no tact or asks rude questions. This is probably even more noticeable to people that have a chronic illness. We are used to having  hard conversations with those relatives that just don’t know how to keep their opinions to themselves. What Hard Conversations? “Well you don’t look sick” – This is one of the most inconsiderate statements that someone can make to someone that is chronically ill. Most chronic illnesses…

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4 Book Lover Gift Ideas

4 Book Lover Gift Ideas

Christmas shopping is in full swing and I wanted to share some great ideas for the book lover in your life. Book Lover Gift Idea #1 I personally love to listen to audiobooks and I use Audible.com for my audiobook needs. I listen to audiobooks when I have a migraine because it distracts me from my pain. But I also love audiobooks because I don’t have to stop what I am doing to read. If you want to give the…

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Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Thanksgiving is in 2 weeks and I can already smell the turkey and imagine enjoying time with family. There is just one problem about making a big meal and that is not having enough room in the oven. It can be hard to juggle a turkey, the macaroni and cheese and the green bean casserole! That is where the slow cooker casserole dish can be a lifesaver! The possibilities are endless of what can be made in these slow cooker…

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Power in the Story: Elizabeth from The Uncustomary Housewife

Power in the Story: Elizabeth from The Uncustomary Housewife

This week, my Power in the Story featured blogger is someone that I just “clicked” with instantly. Elizabeth’s friendly and kind personality is infectious and her capacity to care for others is phenomenal. The Uncustomary Housewife is a blog that features her journey with Mental Illness and her role as a housewife. She does this with a unique flair that is fun and entertaining. Her Blog has also been awarded the prestigious Top 100 Housewife Blogs on the Web Award!…

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Migraine Explained: Allodynia

Migraine Explained: Allodynia

Before I knew the word Allodynia One day, while having a Hemiplegic Migraine, my husband was trying really hard to help me get comfortable. This is no easy task since I have no use of my right arm and I can’t talk during the attack. I was getting frustrated because I couldn’t just say that something was making my feet and legs hurt. It wasn’t long before he was frustrated too. He felt really bad that nothing he was doing…

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What is Movember? featuring River Karaba

What is Movember? featuring River Karaba

It is November and even though that does me Thanksgiving, Football and time with family, it also means it is Movember! All through the month of October Women’s Health is supported with Breast Cancer Awareness month. There is literally pink everywhere…even on the football fields. But it seems that Men’s Health does not get that much attention. Meet our Guest Let me introduce you to my guest, River Karaba. I started following River and his Wife, Allison a little over…

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