I Have to Honor Your Pain and You Have to Honor Mine
I had the opportunity to sit down with author, Ashley Hattle who just wrote the book, Cluster Headaches: A Guide to Surviving One of the Most Painful Conditions Known to Man.
Ashley has cluster headaches and I have migraine attacks. Neither of us truly know what the other person goes through, yet we found so many similarities. In the end all headache disease communities need to unite and support each other.
A phrase that we both connect with is:
I have to honor your pain and
you have to honor mine.
It’s that simple. It’s not a contest and we should always create a judgment free space!
If you don’t experience cluster headaches or have been newly diagnosed, this is a great guide to understanding this disease.
- You can buy Ashley’s book on Amazon.
- Follow her on Facebook @Ashley S. Hattle – Author, Writer & Photographer.
- Ashley also hosts a monthly Twitter Chat called #CHTalk. Her Twitter handle is @ashleyhattle.
- Her website can be found here.
This picture is being sold as part of a fundraising effort between the US PainFoundation and 540WMain, a non-profit run by my dear friend Calvin Eaton in Rochester, NY. Learn more about this project and how to purchase artwork by those who have chronic pain conditions.
This week, most of my posts have been about kids. I wrote about a great children’s book, Noah the Narwhal: A Tale of Downs and Ups. I shared an old article, called The Kid Conundrum about my decision on having children of my own. And now I want to share a picture that was drawn…
I’m so thrilled to share a third work of art by Lisa Benson, artist and writer for Migraine.com. Lisa says of this piece: