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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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...

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 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...

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