• Anxiety,  Migraines

    5 Ways to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

    I have always had anxiety and negative thinking ever since I can remember. I worry about what happened in the past, what will happen, and what I just did. I blame myself when a migraine strikes. What did I do? It’s my fault! For those of you who suffer from migraines or chronic pain, I’m sure you have similar stories. It’s hard not to worry about when the next migraine will strike or you chastise yourself for feeling worse than you did yesterday. If you already have anxiety, then being a chronic pain sufferer is debilitating! The summer of 2018 I was desperate. I had more migraine days than not.…

  • Migraines

    A Little Self Care

    We all need a reminder to be good to ourselves… Published on Migraine.com July 13, 2019 I always dread sending that text or email with the familiar words “I’m not going to be able to make it. I have a migraine.” I can already picture the rolling eyes. Feel their scorn or disappointment. Hear the conversation among my friends, co-workers, family, or boss. “She always has a migraine.” “That’s the third one this month.” “How bad could it be?” “Do you really think she has a migraine?” “Why doesn’t she just take her meds?” “How convenient.” Of course, I don’t know if any of this is said or not. But…