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 my migraines.  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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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...

February 6, 2019

    We have all seen it played out in tv or movies countless times... Somebody wants to get out of something and they use a headache or migraines as an excuse. Every time I see it I can't help but roll my eyes in annoyance and fight the urge to change the channel. When...

January 30, 2019

    Growing up, I was surround by a big family and birthday parties were simple. Everyone came over, we opened gifts, had dinner, ate cake and enjoyed the company. It was always fun, special and undemanding. Now, with the world of Pinterest and keeping up, parties are...

December 12, 2018

     Sometimes personal health during the holiday season falls to the bottom of your "to-do" list... but don't let it! Your personal health needs to be at the top, especially if you want to truly be able to enjoy the special days ahead. I am not talking about worrying...

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...

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...

August 8, 2018

    For most people that suffer from migraine disease(s) they, like me, have a long list of potential triggers. If you have read my previous post "Triggered" you know my list is extensive, but it did not come together quickly. Unearthing my many triggers has taken...

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...

June 20, 2018

  When you live with a chronic illness, it is the center of your life even if you don't want it to be. All of your choices and plans have to take the illness into consideration. You know there are things that you just can't do. My husband loves music and concerts and w...

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