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My Hopeful Brain

By Roni Jones

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Family Tame The Beast

“I sustain myself with the love of family.”  ~ Maya Angelou Welcome to the fourth and final installment to the series “Tame The Beast.” I am sharing today, someone I couldn’t live without on my journey with chronic migraine, my husband, Rick! Though when he sees his picture on Facebook, I might have to hide […]

Calm To Tame The Beast

“The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.” ― Jules Renard Welcome to my third installment, to the series “Tame The Beast”. In this series I am sharing some of the coping mechanisms, that I found to be useful on my journey with chronic migraine. Calm is an app that can be download to […]

The Beast & His Two Traveling Companions

“Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It’s the fear of failure but, no urge to be productive. It’s wanting friends but, hate socializing. It’s wanting to be alone but, not wanting to be lonely. It’s caring about everything then caring about nothing. It’s feeling everything at once […]

Reading To Tame the Beast

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ― Stephen King I am super excited to welcome you, to the second installment in my series, “Tame The Beast” This is a subject I could talk about for hours! I hope you enjoy reading it, as much as, I did writing it.   I have been an avid […]

Smells That Tame The Beast

“Aromatherapy is a caring, hands-on therapy which seeks to induce relaxation, to increase energy, to reduce the effects of stress and to restore lost balance to mind, body and soul.”  Robert Tisserand Welcome to the first installment, of the series I am calling “Tame The Beast”! Simple things that I do to cope with chronic […]

When Love Hurts

The other day on Twitter, I came across a tweet from a young lady who was, clearly upset that she was unable to have anyone hug her, because it caused her pain. She has Fibromyalgia, as I do also, it is one of my comorbidities along with chronic migraine. She stated that she came from […]

Fear of The Big One

“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson A central theme that I have come […]


“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Dreams, we all them. But no one person, dreams for exactly the same thing. As a young girl, many of us dreamed, of the handsome man we would someday meet, fall in love […]

My Warrior Mentor

“Whatever you are physically…male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy–all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.” ― Cassandra Clare My […]

Queen For A Day

“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” ~ Eleanor Brownn Picture this, it’s 1558 and you have a dozen ladies in waiting anticipating your every need or desire. Your body aches and a […]

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