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September 8, 2017

It is two days before my 34th birthday, and I’m so wound up with anxiety I can’t function. The majority of the western United States is burning. Friends I have loved and lived with, cried and laughed with are breathing smoke, evacuating, and watching their hallowed and...

August 30, 2017

My migraine blog, The Migraine Chronicles, recently received an award for being one of the "Top 50 Migraine Blogs & Websites on the Web." (Migraine.com, which I also write for, was ranked number one.)

Awards like these always mean so much to me because they remind me th...

August 19, 2017

I'm taking a tip from one of my favorite writers, Anne Lamott, and unplugging for the next nine days. I hope you all enjoy the solar eclipse, and I'll see you back on the 28th!

July 27, 2017

Living with chronic illness is expensive. Between the monthly premiums, regular office visits, lab work, imaging tests, supplement shots, and prescriptions, it’s no wonder healthcare takes up a large part of our household budget. My daughter and I both need a lot of ca...

June 22, 2017

There is a belief among many writers and artists, myself included, that we must give up something for the sake of our art. That the muse requires sacrifice. That we must honor that requirement or risk the muse’s disapproval, disappointment, and ultimate desertion.

It is...

June 2, 2017

June is Migraine and Headache Awareness month, and there are dozens of ways to get involved, including joining an orchestrated online Thunderclap, participating in a real life day of solidarity, joining support and activist groups, and getting active online. Learn more...

May 31, 2017

When we, or the people we love, are at real risk for suicide, we often consider hospitalization. We know hospitalization (whether inpatient or outpatient) is one of the best methods for keeping them (or us) safe in the short-term. It's exceptionally difficult to obtain...

April 24, 2017

This week is the second annual Migraine World Summit, a free online event featuring streamable interviews from 36 of the world's top migraine and neurology experts. I didn't attend last year and therefore was unsure what to expect at this year's event. Given the amount...

April 5, 2017

"Let us forgive ourselves for writing poems that aren't better than every other poem that has ever been written." - Dean Young, The Art of Recklessness

As writers and poets, we must read. If we do not read, we will be horrible writers. This is nearly a universal truth,...

January 24, 2017

It’s tempting to equate conservative fear over losing the right to guns with liberal fear over losing civil liberties. After all, they’re two of the major pressure points each side pushes during almost every partisan debate. They're also the main things each side tells...

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