Monday, December 12, 2011

December 2011 Headache and Migraine Disease Blog Carnival

Welcome to the December 2011 Headache and Migraine Disease Blog Carnival

The Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival has been created to provide both headache patients and people who blog about headaches with opportunities to share ideas on topics of particular interest and importance to us.

The theme of the December carnival is "Reducing Holiday-Related Migraine Triggers: Share your best advice, tips & tricks for minimizing triggers while still fully enjoying the holiday season." Please keep reading for the submissions on this topic.

Nancy Bonk shared December 2011 Headache and Migraine Blog Carnival posted at Migraine and Other Headache Disorders. In her post, Nancy shares her plan on how she will be avoiding holiday triggers this year including something new she’s trying that is helping her to be more self aware and take care of herself better. Read her post to find out more about her new approach to self-care regarding triggers.

Diana Lee shared Migainuers: Have Happier Holidays with Routines posted at Somebody Heal Me.  Her post has many great tips on how to minimize triggers through keeping to normal routines. I found it particularly helpful when Diana challenged readers to consider the topic of expectations where among other things she encourages readers to respect their limits even during the holidays. Click on her post to discover other thoughtful ideas to keep in mind for minimizing triggers and having a happier holiday.

Migrainista shared Planning For a Holiday Plan posted at Migrainista. In her post, Migrainista discusses a commitment she has made to herself on how she is going to approach the holidays. Check out her post to find out about her vow to herself.

Teri Robert shared “Bah humbug” to Holiday Migraine Triggers posted at Putting our HeadsTogether. In addition to listing a variety of resources, Teri discusses the need to be proactive in having a plan for the Migraines that will inevitably be triggered during the holidays. I imagine the title of her post will draw you in as it did me.

Jamie Valendy shared Reducing Holiday-Related Migraine Triggers posted at Chronic Migraine Warrior. In her post, Jamie discusses a list of triggers we can control and a list of triggers we cannot control. She shares tips on how to approach and manage each one. I found it intriguing that one of the tips she listed under our control is stress and thought her tips on this topic quite helpful to keep in mind.

Rebecka  shared Getting organised: My migraine kit posted at teenmigraineur. Rebecka, a first time and very welcome contributor to the carnival discusses her preparation for an exchange trip to France for the holidays and what she will be including in her migraine kit she will be bringing with her. My favorite off her list of what to bring was “a cute face washer towel with a picture of tweety bird and a lamb on it” as she plans on using it to wrap an ice pack and to cheer herself when she’s not feeling well. Find out what else Rebecka plans on bringing as a part of her migraine kit.

Thank you for all your submissions and ongoing support of the carnival! 

Submit your blog post to the January 2012 edition of the Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival by sending your submissions to Diana Lee by email. (Unfortunately some of us have had problems with the submission form on the site from time to time, so I suggest you just avoid it. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience.) 

The theme will be: "What do you resolve to do in 2012 to manage your migraine disease?"
Submissions are due by midnight (the end of the day) on Friday, January 6, 2012. The January carnival will be published by Diana Lee at Somebody Heal Me on Monday, January 9, 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for a great carnival, Kelly. Thanks so much for hosting this month!