It’s a Migraine Hangover kind of day…

One of my goals for 2014 is to post to my blog every Monday and Thursday. I have been dealing with a migraine since Friday evening, so you can consider this an act of sheer will or foolishness. If you read and judge this post, just keep in mind that I suffer chronic migraines and …

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New Conversation Among Baptists About Mental Illnesses

Mental illness is getting a lot of press time due to the tragic shootings and high-profile suicides lately. This tends to be a delicate topic since so little is known or understood about the many forms of mental illness. Our society has, until very recently, avoided talking about or dealing with this issue. The Southern …

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Life after Stroke: What I have Learned

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and various organizations using social media have been doing an excellent job getting out information regarding warnings and symptoms related to stroke. I would like to use this post to flesh out some of those thoughts, and remark on some of the most prevalent comments and myths I hear …

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Pain and Stress Management

When people learn about my crazy medical history, which includes major pain issues and chronic flare-ups, the next question is usually: How do you manage the pain and the stress it causes? Stress management is a global concern in our fast-paced twenty-first century lives. Due to my health, I had to learn techniques to manage …

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