Photos and Migraines

I can’t tell you the last time I went out with my camera. The more frequent my headaches became, the less I would shoot. I’ve actually gotten to the point where I don’t shoot at all. Isn’t that sad! When I was younger I went EVERYWHERE with my Pentax K1000. Wow! How I’ve let this…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

Therapeutic Sea Turquoise waves meet crystal blue skies, And my tiny toes. Salt, scented, breezes aerate my lungs, And whisk away emotional wounds. Frothy, Playful, Ruffles, Splash life into every fiber. Tossing, Caressing, And healing. Sun-kissed I leave, Refreshed, Calm And whole. Please see my Copyright and Disclaimer Info.

Todays Depression Reliever #2

Set Achievable Goals Setting realistic, achievable, goals helps to boost ones self-esteem. It also gives you something to look forward to daily. I recently started learning American Sign Language. This is a realistic, achievable, goal for me because I can learn at my own pace, in the comfort of my home. My Motivation? My best…

If you do what …

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. – Anthony Robbins This is something I plan to carry around in my proverbial pocket. In order to improve my mood and make strides in relieving my chronic headaches and migraines, I have to make changes to my routine and diet. Huhh……

Open Mic

I started this blog in an attempt to help myself and others that may read it. As a result, your Migraine, Depression or other Chronic Illness stories matter to me. They will motivate me and others to continue fighting and may provide the answers that we need. So please share your experience and advice on…

Life is 10% wha…

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you deal with it. – Unknown Author This quote is presently my motto. I keep it in mind so that my chronic pain doesn’t swallow me up. It reminds me that I have to fight through the pain and the subsequent depression in order to…

Desert Flower

You woke me at 5 a.m., Deriding, Taunting, Frightening me. But like a desert flower, I am resilient, Beautiful, Strong. I will not wilt; But will, Flourish, Despite drought, And strong winds. I will, I will, I will. For I am a desert flower, Resilient, Beautiful, Strong. – Skylar T. Loch, Chronic Migraineur Please see…

Chronic Illness/Pain & Exercise

“Exercise,” I’ve been told. “It will enhance your mood; not to mention prevent things like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity etc. – and will even lessen your pain.” Good advice? Yes. But that’s not the real question. It’s: “How realistic is exercise when you’re in excruciating pain, frighteningly fatigued or utterly depressed?” I’ve personally found that…

Another Apology

I just wanted to apologize for my out pouring of angst, on August 14, 2013, in my post, Who Am I. As I explained, I was dealing with a bad spell of severe migraines (worse than usual – see my About page), that left me dreadfully depressed. I get like that from time to time,…