Advocacy

How do I fight a battle for all of us when I’m focused on my own fight?

I’ve been at a pretty high pain level for the last 2 weeks.  My Botox started wearing off about 6 weeks ago and it was like a switch went off when it wore off.  I have had it a few times over the years but totally sporadically due to the costs of insurance not paying,…

migraine smoothie and green juice

Migraine Smoothie and Green Juice

Migraine smoothie and green juice, do they really work for migraine? You have all seen it. The picture of the green juice with the red letters that say, Migraine Reliever. Then a list of fruit and vegetables excreta to relieve your migraine. But what if those fruits or veggies are triggers? It doesn’t always add…

Spreading Migraine Awareness through Children

Please watch this Utube video. I am so proud of this girl for spreading awareness for Migraines and absolutely heartbroken that she needs to.  You see, I am that little girl.  A different time, a different generation, different pills but the pain is the same.  I had my first migraine attack when I was 5…

A dream you dream alone

A Dream you Dream Alone is Only a Dream

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream.  A dream you dream together is reality.”-John Lennon I love this statement, yet it should have the disclaimer….with a lot of hard work.  Besides hitting the lottery, I can’t think of any dream that can be achieved without hard work and usually needs some sort of…

Phases of a Migraine life

My Migraine Life functions in a cycle of pain phases.  Sometimes it repeats more quickly than others.  Before last weekend I had been optimistic about trying to control my migraines.  I felt like I was making a difference to help prevent attacks.  Then, one hit to bring me out of that.    Last weekend I functioned…

I Dreamed a Dream by Susan Boyle

I Dreamed a Dream by Susan Boyle

“I dreamed a dream” is one of my favorite songs.  I have seen the play Les Miserable more than once. One of my favorite thing to do is blast the music in my car belting out the ballads.  Even though it’s a sad song, it’s a song that gives me goosebumps every time!  I think…

Broken wings with Migraine and Illness

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” Langston Hughes Teaching special education isn’t the best career choice for a migraine sufferer.  When choosing my occupation, I did not consider my headaches.  God forbid I do something that didn’t bow to the migraine Gods and demands.  I…

Ways to Spread Awareness

Awareness is a new road that I am traveling.  I have had migraines my entire life yet until about a year ago I did not take much ownership in it.  I just allowed it to run me.  Since I have started joining support groups, hearing stories of other, reading, changing my diet, and learning about…

Still I Rise Poem Maya Angelou

Still I Rise Poem Maya Angelou

In Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” poem, I believe she is speaking to everyone.  This poem is an example of how she was able to touch so many in so many ways.  How could her grace, confidence, determination, intelligence, and the quest for peace not touch you?  She speaks to all saying “still I rise.” …

My migraine life blog

My Migraine Life: Intro to Blogging World

My migraine life blog begins! Here it is, my first blog entry.   I’m totally intimidated by it and have never really been an “open book” so this will be a challenge for me. Why Start My Migraine Life Blog? If you would have told me I would have had a blog this time last year,…

Weighted Blanket

Allay Lamp- Green Light Therapy

Axon Optics- Light sensitivity glasses

Headache Hat- Ice Hat

Organic Aromas

Himilayan Salt Lamp

Heat Wrap

Migraine Magick

Theraspecs

Med Manager

Huggaroo

Avulux

Norb Light Bulb

Kold Tec

Be Naturals Organics

Bed of Nails