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Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #8 – Let there be light

Today’s prompt for National Migraine Awareness month: Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge #8: "Let there be light." Most Migraineurs have issues with light sensitivity. What do you do to cope with it? Light sensitivity is always a challenge. For years, I couldn't stand wearing sunglasses, even though everyone told me it would help. But back… Continue reading Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #8 – Let there be light

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Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #7 – List Topper

Today’s prompt for National Migraine Awareness month: Migraine Awareness Month #7:   List Topper. There are lots of myths and misconceptions about Migraine. Which one tops your list as the biggest and most common? What can we do to get the truth out there? The most obvious one, the one I deal with most frequently, and… Continue reading Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #7 – List Topper

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Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #6 – Name that Tune

Today’s prompt for National Migraine Awareness month: Migraine Awareness Month #6:  Name That Tune! Choose a theme song for Migraine disease or your headache disorder. See if you can find a YouTube video of it for your blog post. At first I was just going to skip this day's blog challenge. A theme song for migraines?… Continue reading Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #6 – Name that Tune

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Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #5 – Do That To Me One More Time

Today’s prompt for National Migraine Awareness month: Migraine Awareness Month #5: Do That To Me One More Time. What comfort measure do you find helps you enough during a Migraine that you go back to it again and again, and how do you use it?  I have a stash of ready-to-go gel icepacks in the freezer.… Continue reading Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #5 – Do That To Me One More Time

Day in the Life, Health, Recipes

Hiding Veggies in Food

I've been trying to get more veggies into my diet. I bought a bunch of veggies for a family meal, which didn't all get used. So I had to figure out how to put the veggies to good use, even if I didn't feel like eating them. Enter my hand blender (otherwise known as the… Continue reading Hiding Veggies in Food

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Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #4 – June Is Bustin’ Out All Over!

Today’s prompt for National Migraine Awareness month: Migraine Awareness Month #4:  "June Is Bustin' Out All Over!" What's the best tip you can offer others for having some summer fun despite Migraines?  Well, that's a tough one. Heat and sunshine are challenges for me. I just have to really listen to my body, and not push myself… Continue reading Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #4 – June Is Bustin’ Out All Over!

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Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #3 – Just Shoot Me Now!

Today’s prompt for National Migraine Awareness month: Migraine Awareness Month #3:   Just shoot me now! What's your worst Migraine trigger? Can you avoid it? How do you handle it?  I don't know if I have a "worst" trigger. The most inevitable ones are hormones (love that monthly cycle), and weather (usually dropping barometric pressure). Those are… Continue reading Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #3 – Just Shoot Me Now!

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Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #1 – “Your First for the First”

Today’s prompt for National Migraine Awareness month: Migraine Awareness Month #1: Your First for the First. Share the story of your first Migraine, what it was like, if you knew what it was, what you did, how you felt.  I don't really remember my first migraine. I wasn't formally diagnosed until college, but my mum suffered… Continue reading Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #1 – “Your First for the First”

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Up in the gym just working on my fitness…

With over a month of regular trips to the gym under my belt, I thought I'd share a little update about how it's going. After I signed up to play rec league soccer, I realized I was going to have to get in shape in order not to collapse on the field in the first half of… Continue reading Up in the gym just working on my fitness…

Health, House/Home, Relationships

Seven Things We Give Up for Clutter

A great message from FlyLady about the things we give up when we let clutter and chaos rule our lives. Dear Friends, Clutter has a way of taking over our lives. Clutter becomes that unwanted house guest that you can't get rid of. It robs us of peace while we are home and it also… Continue reading Seven Things We Give Up for Clutter

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10 Strategies for Better Sleep

Take a bath, adjust your attitude, darken your room and the rest will follow By Ginny Graves, Allure updated 11:50 a.m. CT, Sun., March. 2, 2008 The brown bat sleeps for nearly 20 hours each day. Humans function best on a comparatively thrifty seven to nine, but more and more people are having trouble getting… Continue reading 10 Strategies for Better Sleep

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Cold remedies: What works, what doesn’t, what can’t hurt

Cold remedies are almost as common as the common cold, and many are nearly as ancient. The use of chicken soup as a congestion cure dates back centuries. But is longevity any guarantee that a cold remedy works? Does an effective cold remedy even exist? Here's a look at some common cold remedies, as well… Continue reading Cold remedies: What works, what doesn’t, what can’t hurt

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Flex Appeal: 10 reasons to squeeze a little strength training into your life.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/tcw/2005/sepoct/13.62.html Joanna Bloss | posted 5/02/2007 Practically every woman I know wants to lose ten pounds. But a few years ago, that was a drop in the bucket for me. One marriage, five pregnancies, and a host of health problems added up to more excess weight than I cared to carry. So I decided to… Continue reading Flex Appeal: 10 reasons to squeeze a little strength training into your life.