Shades for Migraine World Solidarity Day, June 21st

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Tomorrow is Migraine Solidarity Day, June 21st.

“Shades For Migraine is a campaign to promote migraine awareness and create a viral buzz for a disease that affects over 1 billion people worldwide….

To participate, people will wear their sunglasses where they normally wouldn’t on Migraine Solidarity Day, June 21, even indoors when possible!  They prove it by posting photos on social media with the hashtag  #ShadesForMigraine. “

My Migraine Life is a proud participating blog and I hope you participate this year!

Watch for advocates outside the Today Show!

Here are some examples:

On left: I am wearing my Axon Optics indoor glasses.  I was working in the office with a skylight and needed protection from the computer glare and sunlight.  Check out my affiliate link to learn more

On right: I am wearing my Theraspecs indoor glasses and headed to a wedding.

For me, anytime is a good time to wear my #shadesformigraine

Any one can participate.  Last year, my best and favorite support jumped in on the fun.  She is missed every second of My Migraine Life.  Her support was priceless!

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Self Care, Love, Bath and Body Giveaway

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  In the month of love and self care, I am excited to announce that I am giving away one special bath and body package from Aromafloria.  Aromafloria is perfect because it offers an unscented mixology line for my sensitive smell needs.  Some days I add essential oils like peppermint and other days I leave all my products completely scentless.

The package includes:

  • Body Butter
  • Bath Salts
  • Peppermint Essential Oil

Enter here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

You MUST leave a comment answering

What is your favorite way to show self care?

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Additional entries include:

Visiting (please like and follow) on Facebook

Tweeting about the giveaway (please follow)

Following MyMigrainelife on Instagram

*note: These things must be done through the rafflecopter link above to be entered!  See terms and conditions.

2/14/18 (12:00am)-2/21/18 (12:00am)

 

 

Want to know more about Aromafloria and the mixology line?  Here’s how I use them in My Migraine Life.

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Baths and body


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*This post contains affiliate links which means I am compensated if you buy from the link provided.  I hope you like it as much as I do!

How I Take Baths for Migraine and Better Health

Self care february (6)Taking a bath has become part of my self care routine.  I typically make the time on Sundays to soak my week away.  When I take a bath I love to create a relaxing and individualized experience.  I fill my bath, light a candle, grab some water and turn on music (some days I love the quiet).

I fill my bath with:

 

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Instead of a candle, I have a lantern made by my daughter. It looks beautiful lit with a battery candle.  I follow my bath up with body butter that’s essential oil mixable but I like it unscented.

 

The benefits of baths are endless.

Increase relaxation

Boost Magnesium levels (many Migraine sufferers are known to be insufficient)

Reduce stress

Reduce pain and inflammation

Relieve constipation

Increase energy or mental vibrancy

Soothe sore muscles

Eliminate toxins

Sleep better

 

What do you put in your bath?

 

 

*This post contains affiliate links.  If you buy a product from the link I will be rewarded for my purchase.  Thank you!  I hope you love it as much as I do 🙂

Diffusing Oils for Self Care, More Energy and Better Health

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Today I started our morning out by diffusing Orange and Peppermint essential oils.  After a week of flu, migraine, doctor’s appointments and snow storms, we started our morning by diffusing some oils.

My personal favorite oils, these days, is Aromafloria!  I’ve talked about my love for Aromafloria unscented products before and now I have been given oils to mix.  I am an affiliate* for Aromafloria which means that if you love unscented products and choosing your own essential oils and decide to buy, I will be rewarded for my recommendation.  I hope you love it as much as I do!  I only recommend products I use and today I needed them.  This month I will describe how I use the oils and unscented mixology line in a variety of ways in my self care routine.

This morning I used orange because it is uplifting to the mind and emotions.  After cleaning the house of all the germs, the orange is energizing yet dissipates the smell of any harsh chemicals I used to clean the day before.  I typically don’t like to use strong smelling cleaners, but when the flu hits, I use bleach!  I also used peppermint oil to diffuse because it is known to help clear congestion, reduce fever and is good for the nerves and stomach.

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Like my diffuser?  It’s from Organic Aromas and I love them*

Stay tuned for a special giveaway of Aromafloria products.  Buy some now and enter to win more later!  Win Win.

What oils do you diffuse?

See related posts:

Enjoying unscented bath products to fit my sensitive smell needs with Aromafloria

Aromafloria, helping me relax with essential oil bath products

Organic Aromas diffuser and essential oil for migraine, relaxation and a peaceful home

Organic Aromas-Elements Premium Essential Oil Blends Collection

*This post contains affiliate links.  I have been given product to try and discuss while my opinions are my own.  I only use what I talk about and won’t talk about products I don’t like for any reason.  See full disclaimer here



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Does having a Cold or Sinus Infection Trigger a Migraine? Plus Products to Survive the Winter

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Here it is again….that time of year that I’m either getting a cold or sinus inflection and they all result in a migraine.  It seems to happen every year!  Does this happen to you too?

Does having a Cold or Sinus Infection Trigger a Migraine?

 

FYI* Here’s some of my favorite products getting me through the winter:

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Original Sprout– 45% off Natural Finishing Mist Code: MIST2018 *Continental US shipping addresses only *Expires Jan 11th 2018 Organic natural child and adult hair care

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SensaCalm– Weighted blanket.  My favorite winter present to snuggle under!

 

Axon Optics– Eyewear for light sensitivity

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Aromafloria-Unscented lotion, oils etc. that can be left without smell or mixed with your favorite essential oil

*These are affiliate links.  This means if you buy from the link I provide I will be rewarded.  Thank you, I hope you like the product as much as I do.  I only recommend things I use in my home and for relief.

Best My Migraine Life posts of 2017

Here’s a few of the most popular posts from 2017.  If it’s cold where you are, it’s a good time to cuddle up and catch up on some reading.

How we doctor my dog and she doctors me

This is going to be a short and sweet post. I’ve been sick since Christmas and my brain is feeling less than creative. In fact it’s down right stuffy, pained, exhausted, a bit sad, stressed and frustrated.

So I thought I’d share a fur baby and girl baby story that I think many of you will appreciate….

As I sat with a sinus infection, while experiencing side effects from new meds and my son being sick with constant meltdowns I watched my daughter “doctor up” my dog yesterday.

All she wanted from Santa was a pet vet clinic, she loves animals! I watched my dog wait in the waiting room (yes, that’s my SensaCalm weighted blanket on the couch that I have been hibernating under while I’m sick! Affiliate link)

Then she was seen by the doctor

That evening I missed a big traditional family dinner. As I sat in my dark room, my dog held my hand and kept me company for hours.

The head pain of Migraine is really extreme! All of the other things really suck! And there are a lot of other things (body aches, nausea, cold hands/feet/nose, etc)! One of the hardest things is being alone and missing out though! It’s really hard!

My dog is more than a dog, especially during these times. She is my sanity and a soul that is literally by my side during dark times. Anyone who has cried holding their pet can understand the depths of this bond.

I’m so proud that my daughter is such an avid animal lover. She gives and receives love in the biggest way and has the biggest heart. Seeing her show the love and compassion that my dog shows is something really special! ❤️❤️

Anyone else spending extra time with their fur baby being sick this Winter break?

Am I the only one fighting being sick while having sick children?