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Miss Migraine Gets Angry

Miss Migraine Gets Angry

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. This post appeared first on my blog of the same name on November 21, 2012. When my husband got laid off in September 2012, we had to purchase our own health insurance (Note: This was pre-ACA). This was not an...

Camp NaNoWriMo 2018: Week 1 recap

Camp NaNoWriMo 2018: Week 1 recap

Although I’ve given myself permission to fail (better) at Camp NaNoWriMo, I’m actually doing pretty well! Here are my stats for the first 10 days of this 30-day writing challenge (not including today): Total words written: 7,024 Words left to write: 17,976 Average words per day: 702 Days without writing: 2 Mental breakdowns: 0 Emotional...

Freeing Yourself From Anxiety, Tamar Chansky

Miss Migraine: Freeing Yourself From Anxiety by Tamar E. Chansky

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. This post appeared first on my blog of the same name on September 4, 2012. Title: Freeing Yourself From Anxiety Author: Tamar E. Chansky, Ph.D. Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books Format: Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-0738214832 List Price: $16.00 Freeing Yourself...

#PhotoFriday: Happy 14th Birthday, Lexi!

#PhotoFriday: Happy 14th Birthday, Lexi!

Lexi was born on April 4, 2004. She’s my lucky 04/04/04 dog. On Wednesday, she turned 14. Maybe I’m being superstitious, but that, too, seems lucky. My family adopted Lexi shortly after my childhood dog Maverick passed away. She was six weeks old, a little young but already weaned and spunky as anything. I’d taken...

Camp NaNoWriMo 2018: Fail better

Camp NaNoWriMo 2018: Fail better

If you want to be a writer, you have to be comfortable with failure. Failure isn’t bad, though. It (hopefully) means you’re learning and growing. But more importantly, failure means you’re trying. I’ve been participating in National Novel Writing Month since 2007, and Camp NaNoWriMo since it began around 2010. The goal for NaNoWriMo is...