chronic daily headaches · chronic illness · encouragement · migraines · spoonie

Patience is A Virtue

Growing up we are told to “be patient.” Starting from when we were just little ones, we would hear “be patient” from our parents as we relentlessly tugged on their clothes to get their attention. As adolescents, we would beg for the newest thing to keep up with the trends and fit in with our… Continue reading Patience is A Virtue

chronic illness · patient leader · spoonie · wego health

2017 WEGO Health Awards–Vote for The Headache Heroine!

I am excited to share (even though I may have already initially shared) that I have been nominated for the WEGO Health Award in the 6th Annual WEGO Health Awards! Last year I was nominated for three categories and a finalist in two. This year, I’ve been nominated for two categories: Best in Show: Instagram  and… Continue reading 2017 WEGO Health Awards–Vote for The Headache Heroine!

chronic daily headaches · chronic illness · patient leader · spoonie · wego health

Vote for The Headache Heroine in the 2017 WEGO Health Awards!

I’m so happy, humbled and honored to say that I’ve been nominated again this year for the 6th Annual WEGO Health Awards!!   Last year I was nominated and became a finalist in three different categories. It was such a cool experience and I got to speak with so many wonderful patient leaders. This year,… Continue reading Vote for The Headache Heroine in the 2017 WEGO Health Awards!

chronic daily headaches · chronic illness · migraines · spoonie

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!

chronic daily headaches · chronic illness · love · spoonie · spoonie support

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”