5 Ways to Change the Negative Way We Talk to Ourselves

By Peggy - The pain will never end. I have failed. I can’t do this again. This is my fault. I’m overwhelmed. I’m hopeless. I’m helpless. I can’t figure this out. I can’t fix this.  These are the thoughts that play in my head on repeat during a migraine attack when pain escalates. What do … Continue reading 5 Ways to Change the Negative Way We Talk to Ourselves

Looking Forward to Relief

By Wanda - Have you ever stopped and listed all the treatment methods you’ve used to manage the pain of migraines? We spend so much time, energy, and money on preventive and abortive treatments it can be daunting. According to the Migraine Relief Center, “the costs of migraines in the United States is $78 BILLION … Continue reading Looking Forward to Relief

Persistent Peace

By Wanda - "Peace begins with a smile." - Mother Teresa Let’s be honest; in the midst of a migraine, our last thought is of peace. During our battles with insurance companies, arrogant doctors, uncaring family members, and a public who equates Migraine with a bad headache, peace doesn't really enter our thoughts. Maybe it … Continue reading Persistent Peace

25 Quotes That Inspire Me to be Kind to Myself through Chronic Illness

By Laura - “Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give.” — Unknown As a chronic illness sufferer, you are bound to have bad days. To cope, I’ve learned acceptance, found ways to reduce anxiety and taken time out for my health. In essence, I’ve learned to be kinder to myself — to show myself love in the … Continue reading 25 Quotes That Inspire Me to be Kind to Myself through Chronic Illness