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 1, 2020

    Not only is this the first day a new year, it is the first day of a new decade. It seems much bigger, more important and like a much larger stamp of time. Ten years ago I didn't know myself. I was struggling with a lot of things - investing in relationships with pe...

November 8, 2019

    The holiday season is rapidly approaching and for many families that means some form of travel as well. It is a very daunting thing to take on, especially when you have little humans to take along. For us, most travel is done by car, but I feel that my following ti...

February 20, 2019

    A question I get asked often is, "How do you do it? How do you manage chronic migraine and taking care of the kids." It is a great question that is hard to answer sometimes... When you have children, there is a shift in the way you see, feel, experience, plan and l...

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...

November 5, 2018

     It is said time and time again... You can't pour from an empty cup. But honestly, sometimes, as busy individuals it is very hard to find time for self-care. "Other" things take up a lot of time and just feel more important than self focus... and often (especially...

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 27, 2018

    Do you have enough spoons to make it through the day? I am not talking about spoons to use in your coffee, cereal or ice cream... I am talking about the Spoon Theory, written by Christine Miserandino, a way that people with chronic illness/pain measure their energy...

July 27, 2018

    I took some time this week to play around with designing some business cards for my site. The name is long and sometimes when I have spoken to people about it, I wished I had something to give them so they wouldn't forget the blog or even be able to pass it on to s...

July 19, 2018

   

    Today I had big plans for myself and a long list of "to-do's" including writing a post about another one of my trial/error migraine treatments... I put L down for his morning nap ready to eat, shower and start on my cleaning. I managed to down some toast, s...

June 27, 2018

    Summer is a time of swimsuits, popsicles, vacations and ... triggers. Managing my triggers during this season can be challenging. I want to have fun, and often I push myself too hard. Barometric pressure change happens fast, the bright sun and tempting summer snack...

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