Creative Corner – Out of Chaos
This beautiful piece of art was created by my friend Terah. I personally gravitate towards images of trees and roots I think because it represents grounding and growth for me. I’m so excited to share her creative work.
After many years in a successful career with Coca-Cola, Terah was forced to go on disability in 2011 with chronic daily migraine. She began getting migraines at age 15 and they became chronic in roughly 2002 and then daily in 2006. She now spends good days working on the crafty things she enjoys the most, art and music.
This is what Terah has to say about her beautiful creation:
This piece holds a great deal of sentiment for me. The roots represent the physical and emotional pain that I felt in my life at the time I conceived the initial drawing of this tree, which coincided exactly with leaving the job and a company I loved. I only took disability leave after it was strongly suggested I take time off to get my health under control. The branches grow out straight because that was my hope – to feel like I was back in a place where I could breathe again…where I hoped things could be calm.
The branches grow out straight because that was my hope – to feel like I was back in a place where I could breathe again…where I hoped things could be calm. The spiraled and tangled roots represent the all-consuming fear that was my life at that moment.”
You can find more about Terah and her art on her website, www.terahk.com, where she has many pieces available for sale.
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This is the first post of a 3-Part Series on dealing with one particular medical bill. The bill in question is $1,848 for charges during my in-patient hospital stay, which I received on 4/15/2015.
On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Health Union (parent company of Migraine.com) invited all the HQ staff, writers and moderators to join together for the first time at their new space in Philly. One of our co-founders said it best- “Welcome Home.” And that’s exactly what these 2 days felt like.