Sunday, June 30, 2013

Migraine Friends, Treat Yourself with Kindness: MHAM Blog Challenge #30

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The prompt for day #30 of the Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is: 2001: A Space Odyssey: "I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.": Write a letter to a fictional Headache Disorders patient encouraging that person to be kind to him or herself. Use the ways you're too hard on yourself as inspiration.

This prompt is close to my heart because I'm someone who finds it easy as pie to be compassionate toward other people in my same situation, yet nearly impossible to apply that same compassion to myself.

My work with mindfulness helps, but I still have a long way to go.

Dear Fellow Migraineur & Friend:

You live with Migraine, but you are so much more than your disease. You're a vibrant individual with likes and dislikes, passions and preferences. Migraine does not define you.

There is no doubt in my mind you are not the cause of your Migraine Disease. You have done nothing to deserve it. Nothing. It just doesn't work that way. After all, there are many people in the world who do incredibly bad things, yet they are not disabled by Chronic Migraine. So why you? It just doesn't make logical sense.

Regardless of the limitations Migraine imposes upon your body and your life, you matter to the people who come into contact with you. You've made the best of your situation and you help people. You've taken your situation and everything you've learned from it and shared that with other people. Don't underestimate the impact your contributions have on others living with Migraine.

Please treat yourself with kindness. Be gentle with yourself. Trust that you're a worthwhile, amazing person.


Learn more about the MHAM Blog Challenge and  
other MHAM events by visiting:

2013 Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Information Page 

June, Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, is dedicated to Unmasking the Mystery of Chronic Headache Disorders. The Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is issued by

Content by Diana E. Lee

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