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Snapshot of Wellness

Migraines do a heartbreakingly comprehensive job of snuffing out our perspective and making us forget that good times are in our reach. I invite you to join me in a challenge I’m calling: “snapshot of wellness” which encourages migraineurs to capture moments of joy and health, however small and fleeting they might be. Hopefully, these snapshots will help us maintain our perspective and serve as a reminder and proof that we were in a good place recently and therefore that we are capable of beautiful moments again in the future.

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  • Silversun
    2 years ago

    Ah… This brings to mind that years ago when I lived in an apartment with a deck that extended over trees and a brook. Sunday mornings were peaceful there, and I know I wouldn’t be there forever. So I placed two cardioid mics on each end of the deck and recorded a cassette of the birds and the water. Now I need to search my tape archives and find it… and a high end cassette player 🙂 .

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    2 years ago

    Hey Silversun- sounds like a lovely resource you created that you now have to turn to in times of need, if you can just put your hands on that kind of player! Thanks for your comment. Thanks, too, for reaching out with the kind words about my music. It means a lot that you found some connection to it. Honestly, no need to compensate! That is a sweet offer, but I’ve enjoyed just putting my songs out there for people to find and enjoy if it is their cup of tea. Stay in touch. Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • Carolyn
    2 years ago

    This is such a wonderful, positive perspective.

  • Lori
    2 years ago

    I love this perspective! It’s so very easy to disregard that there are moments, however, fleeting, of feeling joy regardless of having a chronic illness that puts us in bed many days of our lives. It’s good to document these moments to insure that they more readily become memories that we can call to mind. Based on your suggestion, I believe I’ll start a journal called “Snapshots of the Good TImes.”
    Today I was able to go out with my husband for lunch and grocery shopping. Usually one errand or “stop” is all I can handle, so I’m thankful for the double dip today. Now I’m relaxing with a glass of iced coffee, feet up and TENS unit on the neck.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    2 years ago

    I’m so glad this idea works for you, Lori. Has your journal idea stuck? I think that is a terrific way to capture the good times and offers a concrete way to leaf back through them when we aren’t feeling so well. Thanks so much for sharing and for being a part of our community. Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

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