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About migrainefreeme

I'm a practitioner psychologist. I'm on a journey of faith and grace. I have complex, severe and continuous migraine. I blog about holding on to hope through life's ups and downs.

What does migraine mean to me?

It’s migraine awareness week and The Migraine Trust have suggested that people share what migraine means to them, so here goes… Migraine means regularly experiencing pain that made a broken foot seem so insignificant I didn’t even notice, but also … Continue reading

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Mindful Mondays – All Aboard

One of the things I’ve learnt from my mindfulness practice is that our thoughts and feelings are something separate to the ‘core being’ (or whatever you want to call it) that does the thinking and the feeling. Practicing mindfulness has … Continue reading

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Bridge of Light

Ok, so I didn’t do so well with the blog-a-day challenge. There’s been a lot going on that’s taken all my energy and brain power so there’s been none left over for blogging. I won’t bore you with the details … Continue reading

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Mindful Mondays – Taking hold of now

It’s easy to live our lives caught up in the past (reliving mistakes and regrets or wishing things could go back to how they once were in some magical bygone era) or the future (things we hope for and dream … Continue reading

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Resilience tune #14

A nice bit of Sunday morning cheesy tune-age from the shuffle button today… Bring it all back by S Club 7 Don’t stop Never give up Hold your head high And reach the top

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Resilience tune #13

I think we’re gonna make it… Buck Rogers by Feeder

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Resilience tune #12

I accidentally missed a couple of days – ended up getting caught up in listening to the tunes instead of writing the posts – oops! Here’s the tune selected by the shuffle button today – the artist is a personal … Continue reading

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Resilience tune #11

Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder/ Red Hot Chilli Peppers It was the Chillies version that was chosen by the shuffle button but seeing as I like both I thought you can choose whichever you prefer here (I did warn you … Continue reading

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Resilience tune #10

I was very happy when the shuffle button chose this today: Everybody’s Free (Wear Sunscreen) by Baz Luhrmann Lots of wisdom hidden here – if you’ve never heard it before (or if you only vaguely remember it) I’d really recommend … Continue reading

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Resilience tune #9

The shuffle button has managed to find a Feel-Good-Friday-Favourite-From-Five 🙂 Keep on Moving by 5ive (so 90s!) I woke up today with this feeling That better things are coming my way And if the sunshine has a meaning Telling me … Continue reading

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Getting creative

Travelling with migraine is like signing up a for a voluntary torture session, which is why I’ve only been enduring it when I absolutely have to. Even with every trick and potion known to mankind, just the 5 minute car … Continue reading

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Resilience tune #8

The ultimate power tune (and one that I somehow always manage to get caught diva-rocking to when I don’t realise anyone else is around, oops!) Fighter – Christina Aguilera ‘Cause if it wasn’t for all that you tried to do, … Continue reading

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Resilience tune #7

Yes! One of the first songs in the playlist and the tune I did the Haka to every morning to motivate myself to write my thesis a few years ago – probably not what the neighbours expected to see while … Continue reading

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A celebration of frustration

You might have gathered from some recent posts that I’ve been getting frustrated recently. In fact, I’ve been more frustrated than if I was playing in a tournament of the game that drives you popping mad The limitations of not … Continue reading

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Resilience tune #6

Grateful to the shuffle button for this bit of Oasis on a Tuesday morning, and even more grateful to all the wonderful people in my life – thanks for being awesome! Stand by me – Oasis

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Resilience tune #5

Song 5, and in case you’re wondering why/what these posts are about – click here Learn to fly – Foo Fighters A song that makes me dream of flying high but also reminds me that I’m human and learning and … Continue reading

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Resilience tune #4

Great song, great video, I think the words speak for themselves… “Hall Of Fame” (The Script feat. Will.I.Am) Yeah, you can be the greatest You can be the best You can be the King Kong banging on your chest You … Continue reading

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Resilience tune #3

At first Day 3’s song seemed a bit too random for today but as my teachers (annoyingly!) used to say – there’s a lesson in everything if you look for it! Singin’ in the rain by Jamie Cullum Not a … Continue reading

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Resilience tune #2

Well I did say I would post the first song that came up when I pressed ‘shuffle’ on my Resilience Playlist, so today’s tune is… Tubthumping by Chumbawumba (trigger warning – video contains lights, movement and beats) I’m obviously not … Continue reading

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Resilience tune #1

So tune number one is… Paradise by Coldplay Lying underneath the stormy skies She said oh I know the sun is set to rise Find out more about my Resilience Playlist here Hope you enjoy!

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