Advocacy, Getting Healthy

Migraine is (still) no joke

The Fifth Annual Migraine World Summit is winding down. This is my fifth year to participate online, and once again I have come away inspired, encouraged, and armed with updated information from leading doctors, researchers, and advocates. Comedian and writer, Whitney Cummings--author of I'm Fine... and other Lies, and swimmer and four-time Olympian, Amanda Beard--author… Continue reading Migraine is (still) no joke

Getting Healthy, My Life, Productivity

Updates & 5 Productivity tips…

Sitting up, dressed, AND drinking coffee for the first time in almost 10 days. Maybe I'm starting to adapt to the med change? Oh, I hope so. So much I want to do... (If you're not sure what's been going on, check mine and Gizmo's social media. Links at the bottom of the page.) So… Continue reading Updates & 5 Productivity tips…

Productivity

“Just right” is a myth–do it anyway

So many people are waiting for life and circumstances to be "just right" before launching that business, writing that book, starting a family, or unleashing the next chapter of life. Here's the big secret of those you think are successful: the time will never be "just right." If you want it bad enough, you sacrifice,… Continue reading “Just right” is a myth–do it anyway

ServiceDogs

Gizmo Testimonial…

Our family has been friends with the Seelyes for over 25 years. Imagine our joy to learn they moved to Granbury a month after Steve accepted his new job here and we started preparing to move. The first week after I moved to town, we went to the annual Granbury Christmas Parade with them. It's… Continue reading Gizmo Testimonial…

ServiceDogs

Why’s that dog on the bus?

The manuscript for Why's That Dog in Here? is drafted, and first round revisions are underway. I thought you might enjoy a sneak peek, so I asked Steve to pick a scene for me to share. The book is a series of questions people ask, examples of how Gizmo mitigates my disabilities, and positive and… Continue reading Why’s that dog on the bus?

Getting Healthy

Life and Blogging on the Disabled List

Welcome sports fans, it's baseball season! Unfortunately, I've been on the DL since April 3rd. I've made an effort through the years to keep this blog upbeat, positive, and encouraging. What I've noticed is that when I don't feel those things, I tend not to write. The regular struggle for me is that as a… Continue reading Life and Blogging on the Disabled List

My Life

Celebrating 28-years because and in spite of…

Last weekend Steve and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed meals at new-to-us restaurants, visited Fort Worth, museums, Sundance Square, a night in a hotel, church with our youngest and his girlfriend, and reminisced about so many things we have experienced and learned over those years. Steve did some Facebook check-ins and status… Continue reading Celebrating 28-years because and in spite of…

Reading and Writing

Giving Paws–Book Review and Recommendation

Giving Paws, Martha L. Thompson, Self-Help: Personal Growth/Happiness Stars: 4.5 I must confess at the outset that this book was sent to me by the author. She discovered my website a number of months before her book was released. As we both write about experiences with invisible/chronic illnesses and our service dogs, we quickly connected.… Continue reading Giving Paws–Book Review and Recommendation

ServiceDogs

What’s new with Gizmo, my medical alert service dog?

I just realized it’s been two years since I last blogged about my service dog. I know many keep up with his daily life and activities through his Facebook and Instagram pages. I love that he has his own friends and following. I tell him about his analytics and followers every month, and fortunately it… Continue reading What’s new with Gizmo, my medical alert service dog?

Getting Healthy

5 Keys to Living with Migraine

37 million Americans, over 100 million people worldwide, live with migraine. Some suffer episodic attacks, occurring once or twice a year, and others like myself are chronic migraineurs, whose attacks occur many times per month. Within the migraine diagnosis, there are a number of types of migraine. What all have in common is that migraine… Continue reading 5 Keys to Living with Migraine