Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Why I HAD to write a novel about headaches


 It was so subtle. I'd forgotten that the tree hadn't always been there. Bitterness is sneaky like that. It takes root and holds on and fills everything with shadows.
Oh poor Elinor. 

 Elinor was somehow able to put the words to the feelings I'd stuffed down deep, deep, deep in my soul. It was upsetting to see what was down there. I've talked about it before. But I was grieving what I'd lost. The life I was supposed to how. And when I finally pulled it all out. When I categorized and named every feeling and fear and hope, I felt free and light.  It was a beautiful surprise.

Of course writing Magic Headaches was just a piece of my healing process. But I'm not sure I could have climbed out of the hole without out. 
To see what all the fuss is about, check out my book.
P.S. I just got a new cover made and it's so beautiful!

Being a Mom with New Daily Persistent Headache: Better, the Same, & Harder

 So being a mom with New Daily Persistent Headache is, of course, different than I expected. I think motherhood always is. Parts of it have been so much better. Parts of it have been much harder. But the majority is kind of the same. I'll explain.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Self Guided Hypnosis: Essential to Surviving Chronic Pain

Self guided hypnosis may sound kooky but...
These practices are really helpful. The mental pictures feel so real. It really makes such a difference if you fill your mind with positive imagery.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

My experience with Botox: Poison in, Poison out

 Please enjoy this retelling of my experience with Botox. Graphically titled "Poison in, Poison out." 😉 I wrote this post for Migraine Headache Awareness Month #MHAM. Hope you enjoy. If you've tried Botox, let me know!