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    Anxiety,  Migraine,  Mindfulness,  The Treatment Pie

    The Benefits of Therapy for Migraine

    I used to be one of those people who thought therapy was only for people who had gone through something really traumatic. Something from their past, maybe a death in the family, but not just for a “normal person” like myself…whatever that means. Now I realize what an important tool it is for everyday life, especially when managing a chronic illness like migraine.  For many of us, our worlds are turned upside down by terrifying symptoms like vertigo just appearing out of nowhere one day. For others, we’ve been beaten down by years of dealing with pain, canceled plans, and special accommodations for our diet, travel arrangements, and workplace that…

  • Enjoy reading again with these strategies while suffering from #chronicillness or #chronicmigraine | Migraine Strong
    Chronic Migraine,  Migraine,  Mindfulness,  Reading

    5 Tips To Enjoy Reading With Chronic Migraine

    On days when chronic migraine symptoms are especially challenging, reading can offer an escape from daily struggles, an opportunity to practice mindfulness, or new information to manage our illness. Books can inspire us, educate us, comfort us. I have always loved to read. Yet, I had to place a temporary hold on this hobby a few times during my life, like when I went to law school and when my episodic migraine morphed into chronic migraine. Chronic migraine dramatically changed my life. For quite some time it took over my identity and with it my love for reading. I have come a long way from those dark and painful days.…