A migrainiac’s journey.” That’s what I wanted to call my blog. So why didn’t I? Because I don’t want to in any way contribute to the misconceptions and stereotypes of migraine disease and the millions of people who have it. Migraine is not psychological. It is a physical, neurobiological disease. Those of us who live with migraine are just like people who live with epilepsy, diabetes, Parkinson’s or any other major disease or disorder. Another reason is that I wanted this blog to also be about other aspects of LIFE, the larger journey we share.
Last year I compiled, edited and published the book, Migraine Expressions: A Creative Journey through Life with Migraine to try and help dispel the myths of migraine via the words and art of people who live with it.
But I, personally, am a migrainiac (thanks to Ingrid in Sweden for introducing that term to me!) in the sense that I am crazy to find and wrap my brain around migrainia – all things migraine-related. I have been a migrainiac for 40 years in my quest to discover the most I can and best manage my life all these years.
I thank my sister, Donna, for my subtitle’s concept word, mindbloggering, which is a tongue stumble between blogging and mind-boggling that gave us a good laugh. It’s appropriate because this blog will be about many topics in addition to migraine and my shameless efforts to further promote Migraine Expressions.
Please join me on this journey so we can travel together and share the view from all directions!
**My publishing/Migraine Expressions book site is wordmetropress.com.
**My editing/writing services site is wordmetro.com.