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My Hopeful Brain

By Roni Jones

Author / marineparent101

Tale Of The Naughty Spoonie

There once was a spoonie who had much to do She worked and worked days and nights too All the while forgetting about her spoon supply When her work was almost completed she found herself depleted A trip to the cupboard found it bare No more spoons where there As much as I hate to […]

I’ve Got Plenty To Be Thankful For

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you” ― Sarah Ban Breathnack […]

Even Warriors Need To Rest

“As important as it is to have a plan for doing work, it is perhaps more important to have a plan for rest, relaxation, self-care, and sleep.” ― Akiroq Brost  I recently took a week-long break from Facebook, no I didn’t have withdrawal symptoms, or cravings to get back on before my week was up! […]

Top-Secret

There’s something about the words top-secret stamped across a file, that invokes a visceral response, we want to know what is in the file. We can’t help ourselves, it’s a wholly human response. Sort of like kittens and their unlimited curiosity, something that I have had a lot of experience with the last couple of […]

The Monster Within

“When you have an invisible disease, your sickness isn’t your biggest problem. What you end up battling more than anything else, every single day, is other people.” ― Heidi Cullinan  There is a Monster that lives inside of me, it cannot be seen, but can be felt. This Monster makes his presence known on his […]

The Painful Truth of Pain

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.” ~ Maya Angelou   September is Pain Awareness Month and I am extending an invitation, to join me on my journey navigating chronic pain. Let me first warn […]

I Feel Good!

“Wo! I feel good, I knew that I would, now I feel good, I knew that I would, now So good, so good, I got you” ~ James Brown For the first time in two years, I can say, I feel good! Getting out of a two-year cycle of intractable migraine, is like winning the […]

A Tea Break

“If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you.”   ~ William Ewart Gladstone I have found of late, that some of the simplest pleasures in life, bring the greatest joy, […]

My Place in This World ~ Social Media Challenge Day 11

“You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.” ~ Walt Disney For me I found my place in the world, when I began blogging. It became a way to be creative, reach out to others living with migraine, share my […]

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