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Social Life While Living with Migraine

How I Navigate Having a Social Life While Living with Migraine

This post is sponsored by Amgen. Please consult your doctor for medical advice. My opinions and experiences are my own. Living with migraine makes me miss out on important events and celebrations throughout the year and ...
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7 Ways to Set Smart Goals with Chronic Illness

Setting smart goals vs resolutions with chronic illness is vastly different in mindset and outcome. A resolution is usually a long-term picture of where you want to be. A goal is broken down into steps you ...

Grief of My Therapy Pet

The grief of my therapy pet has been an ongoing process A year ago, I said goodbye to Lucia, my dog. I have been dreading yesterday since last May 8th. My grieving process is best described as complicated. ...
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Migraine in 2019: Happy New Year

Migraine in 2019, Happy New Year!. I woke up on January 1, 2019, with a migraine. I felt hungover like I was going to throw up, dizzy with a pounding headache worse than most people know, ...
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Living with Chronic Migraine: Speech & Migraine Quotes

I was asked to tell my story about living with chronic migraine at the Miles for Migraine inaugural walk/run in Cleveland.  In the speech, I named my support system "My Migraine Lifers." It's a migraine quote ...

Puerto Rico’s Resilience Teaches Lessons

This year, we began our trip in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  We have been to San Juan and always love it!  We had not returned since Puerto Rico was hit by the hurricane and it was ...
Count Your Blessings Not your Problems

Count Your Blessings Not your Problems

Count your blessings, not your problems. Friday Feelings...Yesterday was a hard day for me.  It was one of those days where I had a bunch of things on my calendar and they all turned out a ...
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Thankful and Grateful Despite Migraine

I am thankful and grateful despite migraine. My chronic illness has made me a thankful person in general.  I'm thankful when I'm not in my dark quiet room.  It doesn't mean that I'm not in pain, ...

How the World Series is More than Baseball

Thankful Thursday: Indians vs Cubs World Series 2016. Last month I started my Meals and Munchies series.  This month I am implementing Thankful Thursday.  Unfortunately, I missed the first Thursday of the month due to a ...
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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 ...