The Truth About Migraine

The truth about migraine

The Truth About Migraine

There’s no way around it: migraines stink! As someone who has had to miss work and apply for special consideration in school due to the often misunderstood neurological disorder, I sympathize with you. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 14.7% of the world population suffers from migraine (around 1 in 7 people). Unfortunately, children are not immune to migraine. About 4% of pre pubertal age boys and girls suffer from migraine as well.

There is no doubt of the seriousness of migraine, despite the comments you might get from your coworkers, boss, or your child’s school when you try to have him excused for excessive absences. Many may cast doubt on your disorder with unfounded comments like:

“It’s just a headache”
“Why don’t you take something for that?”
“I work through my headaches, why do you need to take the day off?”
“Nausea? I thought you said you had a headache? What’s next a toothache?” Continue reading “The Truth About Migraine”

When It Comes To Computers, It’s Time To Leave Your Comfort Zone

leave your comfort zone and learn about computers

When It Comes To Computers, It’s Time To Leave Your Comfort Zone

Hi there, I’m so excited that you clicked on this blog post link! Does that mean you’re curious about computers? Or maybe even be considering improving your computational skills? Are you willing to leave your paper-and-pencil comfort zone? If you follow me on Instagram, you probably remember my recent post about becoming a freelance writer for HER Magazine. I’m thrilled to say they officially published my first article! It’s about the importance of integrating computers into our daily lives and learning basic computing and coding. I’m excited about this amazing opportunity not only to take on a new challenge, but to be able to reach a wider audience with my writing. I am looking forward to writing many more articles for HER Magazine in the coming months. Continue reading “When It Comes To Computers, It’s Time To Leave Your Comfort Zone”

Aren’t You Worried About Your University Search?

Aren't You Worried About Your University Search?

Aren’t You Worried About Your University Search?

If you’re a junior or senior in high school, you’re probably along the journey to choosing a university. But how do you know whether or not they are going to be a good fit for you?

Are you considering professional school for a quicker path to a profession?
In-state to stay close to home and for the tuition benefits?
Out of state for a brave new experience, change in scenery and weather?
Abroad for the ultimate cultural learning experience? Continue reading “Aren’t You Worried About Your University Search?”

Have You Ever Struggled With A School-Related Panic Attack?

stressing over grades and experiencing a panic attack

Trigger warning: This article contains information about experiencing a panic attack and/or mental health which may be triggering to survivors.

 

Have You Ever Struggled With A School-Related Panic Attack?

I’ve had times when I was seriously stressing over grades, and it was not pretty. I had a panic attack.

For me it was organic chemistry.

The first time around.

There came a point in the semester when my grade in the class was so low I experienced a panic attack. Sadly, I had convinced myself my academic life was over because I was doing so poorly. I had incredible tutoring from a Chemistry graduate student–sometimes even tutors need tutors! But by the time I discovered his classes, it was too late in the semester. Continue reading “Have You Ever Struggled With A School-Related Panic Attack?”