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2017 Migraine World Summit–The Event of the Year!

Last year, I was so fortunate to receive an email making me aware of an online event called the Migraine World Summit. I didn’t know what it entailed and I wasn’t sure what to expect, all I knew was that world known doctors would be interviewed about migraines, headaches and everything that comes along with… Continue reading 2017 Migraine World Summit–The Event of the Year!

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The Headache Heroine is Now on Facebook!

I’ve finally come around to creating my Facebook page! I was telling myself that I shouldn’t do it yet because I haven’t finalized a logo–but then I said, why wait!   Come connect with me on Facebook!

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Chronic Illness and Relationships

No couple is immune to the hard work that goes into their relationship. Each couple has their own unique obstacles that they have to overcome, their own speed bumps to get over and their own challenges. Each relationship is unique. Relationships that involve someone with a medical condition such as an invisible/chronic illness, present a… Continue reading Chronic Illness and Relationships

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“How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” Chapter 9 Summary: “Cultivating Kindness”

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -Maya Angelou This chapter is all about being kind. She says that kindness is a universal form of communication. We so often direct negative judgment toward ourselves. People with chronic illness (I’m speaking… Continue reading “How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” Chapter 9 Summary: “Cultivating Kindness”

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“How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” Chapter 8 Summary: “The Many Benefits of Patience”

Chapter 8 of “How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” outlines the many benefits of patience when it comes to living a life with chronic pain and/or illness. We are patients. And we need to be patient. This word patient is such a commonly used word in our life’s dictionary. Everyone loses their patience–maybe traffic… Continue reading “How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” Chapter 8 Summary: “The Many Benefits of Patience”

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“How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” Chapter 7 Summary: “Dealing with Tough Choice after Tough Choice”

When you live with chronic illness or pain, you find yourself constantly trying to manage your health as our relationships with others as skillfully and as well as we can. Based  on our evaluations of how we are managing both of those parts of our lives, we have to make choices that will most be… Continue reading “How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” Chapter 7 Summary: “Dealing with Tough Choice after Tough Choice”

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“How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” Chapter 6 Summary: “Complaining Is a Recipe for Suffering”

When you live with a chronic illness or condition, you find that there is never a shortage of things to complain about. However, this chapter focuses on how to acknowledge those complaints and be mindful of those we have control over and those we do not. The author in this chapter tells us to separate… Continue reading “How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” Chapter 6 Summary: “Complaining Is a Recipe for Suffering”