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...

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...

September 23, 2019

    I first dipped my toe in the essential oil world when Nathan was a toddler. I was desperate to help him get better sleep, but I knew absolutely nothing about oils. A friend got Young Living's Peace and Calming for me. I diluted it and rolled it on the bottom's of N...

September 17, 2019

     I walked into last year ready for a new season, growing our family and new adventures. I could tell you that it was one of my best years yet, but that would be a lie. I feel like part of myself was crushed in the last 365 days. It honestly was one of the most diff...

June 15, 2019

    Navigating chronic migraine is not easy. Yes, there are medications to take and things to do to help manage, but it's tricky. Because of our journey with wanting to grow our family and going through fertility treatments, my options are limited. The triptans I take...

May 6, 2019

     That list in your head (or on your notepad) feels like a mile long and almost impossible to accomplish, am I right? Living with chronic migraine has taught me a lot about the things on that list(s) that actually matter. I used to put everything on it from laundry...

March 27, 2019

    My migraine bestie, Emily, surprised me a few weeks ago with an amazing care package - the Micrate Box. We have all seen the endless choices of  boxes you can get or subscribe to, but this one is special because it is tailored specifically for those of us with migr...

January 8, 2019

    When you spend a lot of your time in one space, it is not just important to like it- you should love it! As a person that has chronic migraine, one of the spaces I spend a lot of time in is my bedroom. In our early years of marriage, we move around several times be...

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 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...

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