MHAM 2019: Sowing the Seeds + Illuminating this Invisible Illness

June 2019 is the 7th annual National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. This year’s theme is Sowing the Seeds- planting the seeds of migraine awareness in hopes of growing education to crowd out the stigma weeds, leading to more disease visibility and validation, support and stigma reduction, better protection and policies, safe and effective treatments,…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month: How’s Yours?

Mental Health + Mental Illness: Some Basics “Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices… Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor mental health and mental illness are not the…

Animal Agriculture + Sustainability: The Meat You Eat Matters

Learning about sustainable animal agriculture has changed my opinion about eating meat and other animal products. I was a completely plant-based vegan for over a year as a possible migraine cure, and learning about our industrial food system completely turned me off to meat and animal products. Recently I started to get curious, did some…

You Gotta Keep Dancin’

You Gotta Keep Dancin’ by Tim Hansel is a book full of pure golden gems on choosing joy in the hard things. A friend and mentor let me borrow it and I’m so thankful for that. I struggle with dancing in difficulties so I’m letting these tough and tender truths sink in. This book was a…

My First Gardening Season 2018

This past year I got an amazing opportunity to grow my first garden. I had high expectations and an eager attitude and was a little disappointed in the results, but a lot of gardening is trial and error and I am learning from areas of opportunity for next year. My first season was largely an…

Read This If You Have Migraine Disease or Know Someone Who Does

Migraine awareness month was June but since I have chronic intractable migraine combined with the fact that life happens sometimes, here we are in the middle of the month of July because sometimes things get accomplished a little later than hoped. Migraine awareness is great year-round anyway, so let’s start the conversation to end the…