Welcome to Beauty And The Migraine Beast

 I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. I am passionate about living my best life, despite chronic migraine.  Beauty And The Migraine Beast serves as a vessel to share my life, stories and experience with chronic migraine. It is my hope that my openness may resonate with you personally, or help bring more awareness, understanding and compassion to what life with chronic migraine is really like. 

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January 4, 2020

    One of the most vital ways to practice self care is setting boundaries. For me this is also extremely difficult. I am fantastic at encouraging others and supporting them in standing up for themselves... but when it comes time for me to show up for myself in th...

February 14, 2019

                                                       (Laughing with my best friend -and Luke was hanging out in my belly ;]   - P)...

January 17, 2019

  My life with migraine started around the time I was 18. I was in college and began having classic symptoms associated with migraine- nausea, stabbing pain (up the back of my head on the left side,) fatigue, sensitivity to light/sound and so on. Thinking that I was ju...

January 1, 2019

    Welcome to the new year! It's day 1... For some this can be exciting, and others feel overwhelmed. For me, it is a chance to refocus my thoughts, direction and purpose for the days to come. I never set some impossible goal or make crazy new resolutions. Each new ye...

December 3, 2018

    For a long, long time now my grandmother has been trying to talk me into hiring a cleaning lady. She knows that the daily tasks of keeping up a home can be difficult for me. She knows the exhaustion of chasing young children and needing to give yourself a break. Ha...

November 14, 2018

    For our anniversary, I talked Jeremy into updating our family photos. I LOVE having pictures around the house and having those memories to cherish. The last time we had family pictures taken, N was L's age- so it was definitely time. I researched and scoured our ar...

October 9, 2018

    "Grief only exists where love first lived." - Francesca Cox 

    I guess to truly understand I have to start this story at the very beginning (some of you may know the first part of this, but bear with me because all of this needs to be told as a whole)......

October 1, 2018

    On this day, 7 years ago, Jeremy and I stood in the chapel on the USS Ronald Reagan and became husband and wife. To some it may not seem like we have been married long, but for us we have lived a lifetime in these long and short years. So many changes, moves, count...

September 21, 2018


    Birthdays are always a good time for some self-reflection. Having kissed my 20's goodbye last week, I took some time to reflect on the things I learned and the lessons that I want to focus on in my 30's. 

1) Don't Count Your Chickens...

    When Jer...

August 16, 2018


    Laying in bed, room as dark as you can get it in the middle the day, wishing every little sound would just stop... Loneliness creeps in and almost consumes you at times. It is not surprising that migraine and depression have been linked. Living a lif...

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