Eyes are a window into the soul. The narcissist’s eyes are cold and masked with a forced sparkle until they rage with all the darkness of a black hole. I find myself avoiding eye contact, for the most part, as a defense mechanism. If I am in a situation where I must interact with strangers, I make it short and sweet with no opportunity for fostering a relationship of any kind. Shielding myself in this way creates a little bubble of safety around me, which I am all too comfortable with.
Then there are those eyes whose gaze I struggle to tear myself away from. I’m drawn to large, light-colored eyes and find myself searching them for truth. Eyes that hold nothing back and open to reveal authenticity, honesty, and beauty are irresistible to me. Combine those eyes with a gentle but confident nature, and I’m in hook, line, and sinker. Your eyes haunt me like a full moon on a warm summer night.
During a time when I was just beginning to climb out of a decade long chronic migraine cellar, I saw a call for volunteers on a migraine website I follow. At the time, I was unemployed and in the middle of an unplanned career change. I figured volunteering would give me some much-needed experience to help me find a job in my new career field. Looking back on that time, I had no idea how valuable this experience would be for me.
Yes, I now have some career-related experience under my belt, but I also have so much more than that. At Migraine World Summit, I am embraced by those who not only understand, believe, and support my chronic migraine journey but also value me for my strengths. On top of all that, I learned much more about migraine than I ever thought possible, and I continue to learn. Add in the feel-good vibes from helping get important information to other people with migraine, and it is a win-win situation.
In preparation for the 2020 summit, the Migraine World Summit is looking for volunteers in multiple roles including:
Chronic illness took away my health, my income, and my security. It also forced me to focus on my family – something I took for granted when I was healthy. After losing so much, I now realize that I have so much more of what matters. I have my loved ones, and I cherish them. They are a treasure worth more than wellness, fortune, or invulnerability.
Life is a struggle from the very beginning. We fight for our first breath upon leaving the womb and cry when we succeed. We exert significant effort learning to walk and many times encounter pain before we triumph over balance. The struggles we face build our strength to overcome the next challenge. Struggling is not failing because it allows us to make our way through life.
The largest patient event in the world for headache returns this March 20-28.
The Migraine World Summit will bring together 32 experts including doctors and specialists to share new treatments, research, and strategies to help you improve your migraine and chronic headache.
World-Leading Experts: At the Migraine World Summit, you’ll learn first-hand from 32 of the world’s top migraine and headache experts from leading institutions including the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, John Hopkins Hospital, Stanford Medical, John Hopkins Hospital, and the International Headache Society.
Full Access: Many of these world-leading experts have long waiting lists and fees that are beyond the affordability of the average insurance policy. Skip the waiting period and get straight into the room with these experts.
Free: The event is entirely free whilst live from April 18-26. Visiting dozens of specialists in one field would take years and costs thousands of dollars. This is an incredible opportunity to hear from dozens of leading experts in migraine for free during the week. After April 26 transcripts and interview copies are available to order.
Peace is justified, and the desperate longing for its gentle embrace illuminates the path through the dense forest of fear. Life continues full of painfully slow and exhausting recovery, yet peace still evades. Toxic entities are increasingly transparent as they swarm in the light of hope emanating from our open wounds. With one violent revolution of the earth, one precarious step on the path, sometimes just one excruciating breath at a time, we chase the peace we so valiantly deserve.