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My Hopeful Brain

By Roni Jones

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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.  […]

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 […]

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