Mindfulness and Chronic Illness

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Mindfulness is taking the field of Psychology by storm, and is indeed a very useful set of practices in psychotherapy which have a very strong evidence base.

Mindfulness is the practice of focusing and changing attention in a purposeful …

Meniere’s, Migraine, or Both?

vertigocausessymptomsWhen vertigo starts many are caught between two very different diagnoses. Vestibular Migraine, also known as Migraine Associated Vertigo (MAV) and Meniere’s Disease. These two conditions have no test that can confirm the diagnosis, and the two conditions occur …

Out of the Downward Spiral

I had no clue that a condition I have had for almost twenty years could spiral (literally, and I mean literally in the correct use of the word) out of control.  I went back to the work at the end of July, but I was still struggling with daily migraines. …