chronic illness · encouragement · spoonie · struggle

Scars

Scars. We all have them. Whether they’re visible on our skin or deeply hidden underneath it. Either way, we often times try to hide them for everyone else. Doing our research into the most effective cream or at home treatment to rid our skin of its imperfections. Putting on a brave face for the world,… Continue reading Scars

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!

adapt · chronic daily headaches · invisible illness · my journey · spoonie

Do Only What You Can Do Today to Create The Reality You Want for Yourself Tomorrow.

  I have a very hard time accepting my own reality. I’m sure many people experience that every once in awhile. Like when you were younger and you were grounded but you really wanted to go to that party, so you convinced yourself that you weren’t grounded and you went anyways, only to get into… Continue reading Do Only What You Can Do Today to Create The Reality You Want for Yourself Tomorrow.

Awareness · chronic daily headaches · invisible illness · migraines · spoonie

June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month!

June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month! This month is dedicated to advocating for patients like myself who suffer from an invisible illness that is much more debilitating, physically and emotionally, than most people know. I’ve lived with migraines & exertional headaches for a little over 10 years now. They have changed the way I… Continue reading June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month!

Bravery · chronic daily headaches · spoonie · Words

“You’re so plucky, I love it!”

A few weeks ago someone said to me, “You’re so plucky, I love it!” And I had to google what the word meant since I didn’t know 🙈 That being said… ☝🏼it’s one of my new favorite words and after learning the meaning, I took what she said as such a compliment. It’s a word… Continue reading “You’re so plucky, I love it!”

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