An Interview With Kathy O’Shea

An Interview With Kathy O’Shea

Kathleen O’Shea recently published So Much More Than a Headache: Understanding Migraine through Literature. We asked Kathleen a few questions about her journey living with migraine disease and her decision to write a book. Can you tell us about yourself? I…

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A Letter to Pain

About 11 years ago my daughter was a sophomore in high school. Like all children her age, she was horsing around with her friends and unsuspectingly suffered a lower back injury. It took a few months for the injury to…

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Fearless-Grateful-Relief at Fashion Show

At the Hardware LDN fashion show on February 12 at Spring Studios, Jessica Horwell unveiled her fall/winter 2022 collection. This year, there was one piece that stood out among her clothing line, a classic leather bomber embroidered with the words…

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Allie Sealey to Share Her Song About Living With Migraine

Country music star Allie Sealey will perform at the National Headache Foundation (NHF) Gala on Oct. 2 at the Langham Hotel, including her award-winning song, “Not All in Our Heads.” California-born Sealey earned an award for her song that resonates…

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Mary Franklin Picks 3 With The NHF

Introducing “Pick 3 With The NHF”, an interview series where we will be asking three questions of patient advocates, healthcare providers, supporters, and people living with migraine disease and headache disorders. Mary Franklin was the Executive Director of the National…

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Heads UP – Episode 45: Cooking with the Dizzy Cook

Alicia Wolf is a person navigating her life with vestibular migraine. She learned that dietary changes helped her manage her disease. This led her to become a self-taught chef and publish a cookbook that would be helpful for people living…

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Singing Through the Pain

The Migraine Journey of Kelly Leigh Someone Very Special Taught Her that Singing Could Help Her Through Her Chronic Migraine By: Lindsay Weitzel, PhD When I first spoke with Kelly Leigh she was nothing like the person I was expecting…

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How Someone With Chronic Migraine Can Qualify for Social Security Disability

By Rachel Gaffney Outreach Specialist If you experience chronic migraine that makes it difficult or impossible for you to work you can file a claim for Social Security disability benefits. You will need to provide medical documentation of your illness…

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Heads UP – Episode 7: Low Pressure Headache

By: Lindsay Weitzel, PhD Could your chronic migraines or chronic headaches actually be low pressure headaches? Low pressure headaches are the topic of this week’s episode of Heads UP: the Weekly Podcast of the National Headache Foundation. Low pressure (sometimes…

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Transforming Migraine Pain Into Beauty, An Interview with Priya Rama, Migraine Artist

by: Lindsay Weitzel, PhD, Migraine Strategist and Migraine Science Writer I recently had the immense pleasure of meeting Priya Rama, migraine artist and migraine overcomer extraordinaire. Priya “transforms pain into beauty” by painting the images she sees in her mind’s…

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Elizabeth is Finding Community in Chronic Pain

Chronic pain and migraines are an isolating medical condition. One of the most important things that I have found to help me with this sense of isolation is connections within the migraine community and within advocacy groups. I know how difficult it can be to reach out to others for help and support, but this has been a literal life saver for me.

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Headaches and the Holidays

It isn’t the stress of the holidays that affects me the most. In fact, I love the holidays because I get to spend time with my family. The only problem is that they live seven hours away (more if the…

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