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migraine music therapy

Migraine Music Therapy: Can it Help Migraine or Kids?

I use migraine music therapy to help calm my migraine symptoms. I have experience teaching children with severe special needs.  It was an extremely difficult job while so rewarding at the same time.  During my time ...
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Just Keep Swimming with Migraine on my Birthday

Just keep swimming with migraine.  That's what Dory taught me. Yeah, it's my birthday!!!!  Thank you for all the well wishes on my day! How was "my day?" I was busy and felt pretty well.  I ...
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What does it Mean to Pay it Forward?

What does it mean to pay it forward? Years ago I was on vacation.  As I was washing my hands in the bathroom a woman dried her hands and pumped the paper towel holder a few ...
Brain Fog

Brain Fog, Brain Haze, Mommy Brain and Migraine

I live with pain haze, brain fog, mommy brain and migraine. It's A LOT! Migraine I got a migraine after the 4th of July (which was not a surprise, I get a migraine on every holiday) ...
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Moms with Migraine and Mother’s Day

Moms with migraines on Mother's Day are nothing new for me. All types of moms battle migraine and all types of moms are to be celebrated. Mother's Day experiences are all very different. As I prepared ...

Goodbye to this year, looking ahead to next

Here is a repost from last year. Not much has changed this year. My health is till the same. I learned a lot about my disease this year and spread awareness but unfortunately see no difference ...

Calming Music for Migraine is a Great Distraction

I use calming music for migraine distraction. I had two days of low pain this week. The first day, I noticed myself singing loudly with my daughter on the way to school. Mornings aren't good for ...
migraine alert dog

Migraine Service Dog: Migraine Alert Dog

A migraine service dog (migraine alert dog) is life-changing for Hannah Shelton. She is a girl who needs the assistance of a migraine service dog and needs help in the finances associated with it. When I ...

Medication doesn’t work every time in the same way

The thing about migraines is that there is no cure and there is no medicine that works for everyone.  The even crazier thing is, there is not a medicine that works every time even if you ...