Chronic illness

Migraines in Children and Adolescents

When I was diagnosed with abdominal migraines as a 12-year-old by an adolescent medicine specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital, there wasn’t as much information out there as there is now. My parents and I would have really loved a resource for patient education information like this one from the Diamond Headache Clinic to help clarify… Continue reading Migraines in Children and Adolescents

Anxiety · Chronic illness

How Living With a Chronic Illness Helps Me Find My Purpose

  Mark Twain once said, “The two most important days of in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why.” Although a single epiphanic moment would be nice, finding my purpose is an ongoing journey for me.   I always knew — from a relatively young age —… Continue reading How Living With a Chronic Illness Helps Me Find My Purpose