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Sharon Claassen
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A Letter to God From One Who Suffers
It has been a long time since I last posted, which is mainly due to the fact that chronic migraine makes it difficult for me to take the time I used to write.  But I recently did an exercise that is very personal and I feel that it could possibly help someo...

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In the Right Hands
A few days ago, I was in my car on a sunny day and I hadn't put on my sunglasses.  That may not sound like a big deal, but I have chronic migraine and being out in the bright sun without sunglasses is unthinkable.  Unthinkable because it usually causes some...

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Dealing with Disappointment
My husband and I spent about 11 hours on the road yesterday sending our oldest son back to school.  The drive down was okay; we hit a few spots of lake-effect snow, but they were short-lived.  The bonus was that I didn't have a hint of a migraine all the wa...

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We've Got This
My chronic migraine is very unpredictable and takes on a different form with each migraine.  A lot of my migraines respond decently to my medicine and allow me to function, even if there is still a bit of pain.  But every now and then I have a break through...

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We Interrupt This Life To Bring You: Rest
In a few days I have an appointment to see my neurologist to give an update of how I am doing with my chronic migraine and the change we made with my medication.  The medication I've been on had been showing signs of working for me so we made a mutual decis...

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Always Learning...Always Teaching
Where I live, kiddos will be going back to school this week and I'm sure that most of them are not very excited about it.  It is crazy for me because I now have a child starting their second year in college, a senior in high school and a sophomore in high s...

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Purpose In Any Place
I had the opportunity to listen to some amazing speakers over the last few days at the Global Leadership Summit.  As usual, I have to take time to think through all the information that I heard and soak it in.  Most of the the speakers were talking about gr...

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But I Just Bought New Walking Shoes!
Prior to chronic migraine, I used to go to the gym every morning and do my cardio and weight-lifting routine.  You would never know that now, because after a few years of exercise being a trigger and one of the medicines causing weight gain all that gym tim...
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