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My journey with migraines and occipital neuralgia

I have been dealing with migraines since 2010. A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain that usually is on one side of the head. Migraines can cause disabling pain that can last anywhere from hours to days. My migraines are always on the right side of my head. They usually last anywhere from a half… Continue reading My journey with migraines and occipital neuralgia

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The many different types of addictions

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of the brain. There are two signs when it comes to addiction. 1. Using more than you would like to use 2. Using even with the negative consequences you experience From the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to qualify as an addiction, it required to have three of the following.… Continue reading The many different types of addictions

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My Journey: Seizures

After having Brayden in February 2010, I began getting migraines off and on but they didn't start getting severe until late 2011. That is when I was having enough problems that I called my primary care provider hoping he could put me on a migraine medication that would help. Once we talked and I told… Continue reading My Journey: Seizures

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Let’s start 2019 off right-Mental Wellness Awareness Month

Can you believe that it’s already 2019? 2018 went by so fast but I am glad it did because it was my hardest year so far. With a new year I wanted to do something new. Every month there is an “awareness month” for mental health. I made it my number one resolution to talk… Continue reading Let’s start 2019 off right-Mental Wellness Awareness Month

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Don’t be a Bully!!

Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior. In which someone purposefully and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can be physically contact, words or more subtle actions. Bullying is very common among children but it still happens between adults too. Over the years bullying has become a huge problem between children and teens.… Continue reading Don’t be a Bully!!

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Divorce: Expectation vs Reality

This is a very personal post for me because I never imagined that at 30 years old I’d be divorced with 2 kids. When I was a little girl I envisioned my wedding day as most little girls do . What they don’t tell you about in those fairy tales is what happens if life… Continue reading Divorce: Expectation vs Reality

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Coping with Social Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) also known as social phobia. Social anxiety disorder is a mental health condition that is a persistent fear of being watched and judged by others around you. People with social anxiety disorder may struggle with everyday social interactions. Which can cause irrational fear, self-consciousness and embarrassment. This is a common type… Continue reading Coping with Social Anxiety

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You need to focus on improving your Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a long-lasting chronic disorder. This is where someone has uncontrollable, reoccurring obsessions and compulsions that they feel the need to repeat something over and over. There are usually unreasonable thoughts and fears that lead to the obsessive behavior. There are more than 200,000 cases per year. There is no cure for… Continue reading You need to focus on improving your Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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How to live with Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder or manic-depressive illness is a brain disorder. Bipolar disorder causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and ability to carry out everyday tasks. With bipolar disorders you will experience extreme emotion. Changes in sleep patterns such as insomnia or excessive sleeping. Also unusual behaviors which are known as “mood episodes”.  There are… Continue reading How to live with Bipolar Disorder

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Escaping the struggles of the world with music therapy

Music has always been my escape. When things got tough I would either go for long drives, turn on my music and shut the world out. I would lay in my bed with my headphones on and shut out everything that was bothering me. I began loving music at a young age I remember dancing… Continue reading Escaping the struggles of the world with music therapy