• When you have a Chronic Illness, it is best to make simple goals rather than elaborate ones. Here are my simple goals for February using the prompts from A Chronic Voice. #Goals #ChronicIllness #February

    Making Simple Goals When You Have Chronic Illness

    When you have a Chronic Illness, life can sometimes be messy and complicated. It is hard to make plans and it is even harder to set goals. It is important to make simple goals that are more short term rather than long term goals that are more elaborate. The writing…

  • Kelly Rulle shares her story about life with Crohn's Disease. #Crohns #CrohnsDisease #IBD #ChronicIllness

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Crohn’s Disease

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a Chronic Illness Warrior that lives with the illness is featured. Today we will spotlight a Chronic Illness called Crohn’s Disease with featured guest, Kelly Rulle

  • Changes in diet, lifestyle and environment can help with Seasonal Affective Disorder. #SAD #MentalHealth #WinterBlues

    Easing Seasonal Affective Disorder Symptoms

    Right now, the United States is facing a brutal cold spell that even has the Postal Service suspending deliveries in some areas. It is time for some with Seasonal Affective Disorder to experience what is called the Winter Blues. What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? According the Mayo.com, “Seasonal affective disorder…

  • Also known as the “Migraine Hangover”, this phase can be as debilitating as the Migraine pain itself. #Postdrome #Migraine #MigrainePhases

    Migraine Explained: Postdrome Phase

    One of the things that makes a Migraine very different than an ordinary headache is that it isn’t over once the pain subsides. Most people are not aware that there are after effects that are just has difficult to navigate as the other symptoms. This final phase of Migraine is…

  • Systemic Lupus is a chronic illness that causes systemic inflammation throughout the body. And can impact many organs such as the kidneys, liver and brain. #Lupus #ChronicIllness #SystemicLupus

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Systemic Lupus

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a Chronic Illness Warrior that lives with the illness is featured. Today’s post will spotlight a Chronic Illness called Systemic Lupus. What is Systemic Lupus? Also known as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE, is a chronic illness…

  • Severe procrastination can make things seem so out of control and can lead to physical and mental health issues. #Procrastination #MentalHealth

    The Trap of Procrastination

    Why do today what you can put off tomorrow? That is a comical saying that I have heard several times through the years. It sounds kind of silly but many people, like myself, fall into the trap of procrastination. Trap of Procrastination There are many reasons that someone may put…

  • The Headache Phase of a Migraine is the 3rd phase of a Migraine. It can include pain and many other symptoms of Migraine. #Headache #MigrainePhases #Migraine #Symptoms

    Migraine Explained: Headache Phase

    To those that do not experience Migraines, it may seem silly to write a post about the Headache Phase of a Migraine. You are probably thinking that a Migraine IS a headache after all. Nothing could be further from the truth! What is the Headache Phase? Headache is the third…

  • Savanna Morrow tells her story of living life with Atypical Bilateral Trigeminal Neuralgia - #TrigeminalNeuralgia #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Atypical Bilateral Trigeminal Neuralgia

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a Chronic Illness Warrior that lives with the illness is featured. Today’s post will spotlight a Chronic Illness called Atypical Bilateral Trigeminal Neuralgia. Atypical Bilateral Trigeminal Neuralgia is a rare type of Trigeminal Neuralgia causes severe nerve…

  • Learning how to manage stress can be hard but one of the most worthwhile things you can do for yourself. #Stress #Books #StressManagement #MentalHealth

    4 Books to Help Manage Stress

    Let’s face it, life is stressful! There are bills to pay, deadlines to meet, places to go and success to achieve. It is easy to get lost in the rat race of life and learning how to manage stress becomes more important with every passing day. Stress that is allowed…

  • Aura is the second phase of a Migraine. It can include vision, verbal and Speech symptoms. #Migraine #Aura

    Migraine Explained: Aura

    One of the things that makes a Migraine different than an ordinary headache is that a Migraine has phases. Over the next few weeks, I want to take an indepth look at each phase of a Migraine. Today we will be looking at the Aura phase of a Migraine. What…