More specific migraine language can help correct the misunderstanding that “migraines are just a bad headache” and instead recognize migraine as the complex, highly prevalent, and nuanced disease it is.
My days look very different than almost all of my peers. My “busy” looks different. I am still busy; but that busy entails creating space for healing, taking care of my body, and bargaining with my energy.
At the end of the day, I know now, that rest is incredibly productive, even when it feels quite the opposite. I hope that these words can inspire you to introduce kindness, patience and compassion, acceptance and celebration into your own rest routines too.