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My Hopeful Brain

By Roni Jones

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Relaxation Visualized

“The secret of relaxation is in these three words: ‘Let it go”!” ― Dada J. P. Vaswani Each of us has different ways of relaxing, it could be an activity, such as walking, reading a book, working on a hobby, a favorite place to sit and commune with nature, yoga, and meditation, there are endless […]

#Caturday Sugar

“What greater gift than the love of a cat.” ― Charles Dickens You may be wondering why I’m writing about a cat on a migraine blog. Many people who live with migraine disease have pets; they bring us comfort and companionship. And for some dogs are their early warning system.  Pets are great for people […]

Thing One And Thing Two

Let’s suppose that “The Cat In The Cat” was a migraine. He arrived on a rainy day, with promises of lots of fun and games. Within no time at all, he has wrecked the entire house. The fish keeps telling the children and The Cat, the he must leave. Instead of leaving, The Cat, opens […]

Full-Frontal With Chronic Migraine

Full-frontal definition: Completely open and honest; candid. Today is Chronic Migraine Awareness Day, nineteen years ago my migraine disease, turned from episodic to chronic, a stage that it still remains at today. In honor of this day, I am going to give you, a full-frontal of my life with chronic migraine. Completely open and honest, […]

My Disease Is Invisible I Am Not

“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 I live with an invisible disease every day of my life, it goes where I go, eats when I do, or can’t, sleeps when I […]

Advocacy Beats Stigma

  “Stigma is a process by which the reaction of others spoils normal identity.”Quote ~ Erving Goffman In the last few years, I haven’t encountered much stigma, and to be fair, I don’t work outside the home. Due to the high levels of head pain and other migraine symptoms, I don’t even leave my house […]

Up The Hill

“ Speech has power. Words do not fade. What starts out as a sound, ends in a deed.”  ~  Abraham Joshua Herschel How approprate for Headache On The Hill, our words have power they do not fade. They may start as a small sound, but end in a deed. This in a nutshell is what […]

The Perfect Storm

Life with migraine disease is not for the faint at heart, the very nature of this disease is such that you must don the cape of courage and fight like warriors of old. Many of us with migraine disease, also have comorbidities, other diseases or disorders that can directly or indirectly affect the way we […]

Twas Days After Christmas: A Spoonie Tale

‘Twas days after Christmas, wrapping paper, bows and boxes are strewn all through the house. I had just laid down with visions of sleeping, until Spring arrived again. When out in the driveway there arose such a clatter, I moved as quickly as I could from the bed to see what was the matter. To […]

Mr. Grinch Was A Migraine

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch; Oh yes, Migraine is very mean indeed there is not one little thing nice to be said about Migraine. Not one. Well I guess this is not exactly true, I have met some very lovely and amazing people on my Migraine journey, warriors who have become like family to me.  […]

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