Healing the Grief of Migraine through Creativity – The Pirate Bitch’s Treasure Trove

Coping with migraine is a struggle millions of people across the globe deal with. In this post, I share my experience seeking relief through an unscientific method and healing the grief associated with migraine.

Writing Memoir is Like Hard Boiling a Cracked Egg

Writing memoir is like hard boiling a cracked egg.  Contents burble out into the scalding water forming opaque hints of the story concealed within. The raw sticky interior simmering, congealing, forming itself into perfection. The difference being, when we try to set the timer for completing the project the winds of life blow out the …

Quotes of Wisdom 37 Happy Summer!

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it." ~Russell Baker, American Journalist Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/russell_baker I have no idea what prompted Russell Baker to say what he said, but I feel quite the same about summer. While I dread the heat that provokes hot flashes and migraines, the mosquitoes …

A Month of Sundays: A Journaling Experience – A free offer for email followers

I am offering this newly created e-pdf journal A Month of Sundays for FREE to Email followers.  Some folks have already received it! I want to thank you all for your lovely comments, likes, shares, and follows!  I am continually encouraged by your presence on this amazing healing & growth journey my muse has insisted …

#BookReview – Jonathan Livingston Seagull – There’s a Part Four now!

Jonathan continues to inspire young minds and old 48 years after first publication. Jonathan Livingston Seagull made a huge impression on me as an adolescent in the late 70s. My attention focused on memoir now, I recalled Jonathan and his struggle for enlightenment and freedom. I couldn't find my childhood favorite in my stash so …

Quotes of Wisdom 28 Death as a Teacher *Vicarious Trauma & Memoir*

"It is truly a great cosmic paradox that one of the best teachers in all of life turns out to be death. No person or situation could ever teach you as much as death has to teach you." Michael A. Singer The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself. I am writing about life, death, and the profound changes in my life as each death has occurred. I am writing about how my career as a social worker and my personal life are intimately woven. They've dramatically affected each other.