Founder & owner ✧ Read Jorie’s blog posts ✧ My Mantra: “Everything, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.” – Buddha ✧✧✧ Hi, I’m Jordan (or Jorie for short)! The Migraine Mantras was a thought in the back of my mind for a … Continue reading Jorie
By Jorie – As we exit 2018 and enter 2019, there’s a topic I want to touch on that I think is important for all of us to remember and practice. Scrolling through my social media feeds these last few days has left me feeling both inspired and defeated. Inspired because I’m so happy to … Continue reading Looking Back with Authenticity
By Jorie – For some of us, there’s nothing worse than trying to muster up the strength and courage to push through a busy family gathering. Pair that with the holidays, and you have a perfect recipe for disaster. Personally, anxiety tends to be one of my worst companions when I’m trying to make it … Continue reading 6 Tips For Surviving Holiday Gatherings When Your Chronic Illness Drains You
By Kirstie – It’s just what it sounds like, the little quirks you hear whispered about you or someone else just because you’re a little bit different. These are the intrusive words that are told to disabled individuals and many others living with an invisible illness. The words that stick with and haunt some of us … Continue reading Pet Peeves of The Disabled Community.
By Jorie – A few months ago, I found myself upset over my social life. I walked into the bedroom where Trey, my fiancé, was lying on the bed watching The Office. “I need to snuggle,” I said, climbing onto the bed and nuzzling against him. “What’s wrong?” He asked, as I started to sob … Continue reading Losing Friends to Chronic Illness
By The Migraine Mantras Team – Alexandria: I was diagnosed with migraine when I was 5, and I can’t recall ever not having the terrible pain, nausea, and vomiting of the migraine attacks. By the time I was 9, a doctor noticed I was having seizures during the migraine. For most of my life, I … Continue reading Our Stories of Chronic Migraine
By Jorie & Jennifer – How We Got into Advocacy Jorie: Advocacy. That word didn’t bear much meaning to me… until I got sick. When I got sick, chronically ill to be exact, advocacy took on a huge, incredible, magnificent, symbolic meaning for me. Right now, I am diagnosed with chronic complex migraine, episodic cluster … Continue reading Why We Advocate & Why You Should Too
By Migraine Mantras Team – We’re still only just beginning Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, but for those of us who regularly live with migraine and headache disorders, we are aware every single day. For many of us, the support of our chronically ill friends, as well as advocating, telling our stories, and just being … Continue reading Why Does Migraine Matter?
By Jorie, Jeannette, & Sarina – If you’re a fairly involved member of the “spoonie” community, you probably know the term “zebra” and what it means in relation to health. But if you’re not, you’re likely wondering: what in the world is a “zebra” and what does it have to do with health? A “zebra” … Continue reading Being a “Zebra” with Migraine
By Jorie – When I first heard the words, “I am diagnosing you with fibromyalgia,” I was in disbelief. My face said it all. I’d just turned 25 the previous month, had a whole host of other chronic illnesses I was lugging around, and was not ready to add another one to the ever-growing laundry … Continue reading My Life with Migraine & Fibromyalgia