• Emotional,  Healing,  Mental,  My Journey,  Physical,  Wellness

    Doubling Down on Self-Care

    It’s Thursday, two days after Election Day, and still so much confusion about the results. The mail-in ballot volume has been unprecedented and polling stations are not equipped to handle the massive number of votes. Am I the only person out there who can’t settle down, can’t focus? Today Thrive Global and Well & Good both had articles in their daily newsletters about how distracted people are, at least I’m not the only one. Being deeply affected by events out in the world is a relatively new feeling for me. My personal life is so full of ups and downs, always dictated by how my children are doing. Years passed…

  • Emotional,  Mental,  My Journey,  Physical,  Wellness

    The Toll of Stress on Our Bodies – For Me It Caused Chronic Migraines

    Day two of a migraine triggered by the stress and anxiety I feel when I drop my children back at their fathers. It’s scary to me, I never had migraines until a little over two years ago, when all this heartache over the children and seeing them so little just really began to affect my body. Once my migraines began, in Spring 2018, they took over my life. Each week I would suffer 4-5 days a week, feeling like my world was reduced to intense head pain followed by the brain fog as a migraine subsided only to have a new migraine begin a day or two later. After trying…