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    Family,  Gratitude

    Ideas for Family Time During Coronavirus Quarantine

    For many of us, in a pre-coronavirus world, it was a challenge to balance family time with home, jobs, school, and extra curricular activities. It was always something we had to find the time for in our busy life. One month ago, as the coronavirus announced its presence, the world changed. At first, everything felt chaotic, scary, and overwhelming as we tried to comprehend what was happening. What does it mean? Will my family be safe? Will our jobs be safe? Then schools closed, my husband started working from home, and there was no toilet paper to be found. It appeared as if the world had paused and the time…

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    Anxiety,  Chronic Migraine,  Gratitude,  Migraine,  Vestibular Migraine

    A Lesson in Letting Go with Chronic Illness

    Having to deal with any illness for more than 2 weeks at a time can be such a beat down, much less chronic illness. Look at how many people complain when they have a cold that lasts longer than a week. When it starts extending months into years, it’s incredibly defeating.  I know it may sometimes come off like I have the answers for everything, but really half the time I’m writing posts to prove to myself that these things can be done. Today’s post is exactly that. I’ve been totally lost in health issues that I can’t control exactly two times in my life, and both happened within just…

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    Gratitude

    The Benefits Of Practicing Gratitude

    The benefits of practicing gratitude are almost too many to count. During this season of thanksgiving, we tend to talk about the things we are grateful about for a day or two. But it’s rare that we break down how practicing gratitude can have long lasting effects on our emotional, physical and social well being. We thought it would be interesting to look at the effects of gratitude on each of these levels and then how we are practicing gratitude in our own lives.  Emotionally Uplifting  Not surprisingly, practicing gratitude can positively affect our everyday thoughts. While the initial practice of writing in a gratitude journal can give us a…