Birth and Postpartum Without Land Legs

It took me seven months to write and post this!  It’s so hard to describe the highs and lows of new parenthood… the extraordinary love, the extreme joy, the all-consuming exhaustion, the snuggles, the diapers, the breastfeeding, the recovery, the vertigo, the worries, the awe, the brain fog, the gratitude… It has been a whirlwind.  Continue reading “Birth and Postpartum Without Land Legs”

Relationships and Self Rebalanced

Last week and this week, the docu-series Life Rebalanced Chronicles tackled two major topics! When my symptoms were high, I had a lot of guilt about it. I felt bad for my loved ones. I didn’t want to be stuck in what felt like a miserable story. I felt like a burden… I couldn’t drive,Continue reading “Relationships and Self Rebalanced”

Mind Rebalanced

Brain fog can be an extremely debilitating side effect of a vestibular disorder. In the latest episode of Life Rebalanced Chronicles, Mind Rebalanced, 9 vestibular warriors discuss what it’s like to cope with cognitive and mental changes associated with our vestibular disorders. Here is what I wrote it my post, Landlubber: My Symptoms way backContinue reading “Mind Rebalanced”

Life Rebalanced Chronicles: Body Rebalanced

I’m so excited to share with all of you a project I’ve been working on that’s close to my heart, Life Rebalanced Chronicles! The Life Rebalanced Chronicles docu-series features nine vestibular warriors talking candidly about how their lives have been affected by these invisible illnesses, including me! I’ll be sharing my experiences living with MdDSContinue reading “Life Rebalanced Chronicles: Body Rebalanced”

Showering Tips for Vestibular Migraine and Mal de Debarquement Syndrome

Showering with dizziness and vertigo can be scary and difficult! Many people with vestibular migraine and MdDS are overly dependent on their visual system to help them balance, and they feel lost in space (and often lose balance) when they close their eyes! The downward moving water, enclosed space, and head movements required to showerContinue reading “Showering Tips for Vestibular Migraine and Mal de Debarquement Syndrome”

Motion Sickness Tips for Mal de Debarquement Syndrome and Vestibular Migraine

Motion sickness can be a symptom trigger. Many people with vestibular migraine and mal de debarquement syndrome are prone to experiencing motion sickness. Try these tips to make traveling a little easier. Look at the horizon. Front seats are best. If you are in a plane, sit at or in front of the wings, whereContinue reading “Motion Sickness Tips for Mal de Debarquement Syndrome and Vestibular Migraine”

Managing Tech Triggers With Vestibular Migraine or Mal de Debarquement Syndrome

Many people with migraine, vestibular migraine, and mal de debarquement syndrome struggle with the lights and motion of screen time. Are you struggling to work, relax, pay bills, stay connected, or shop online because of your symptoms? Read on for some tips to help you manage your tech triggers. Try FL-41 or blue-blocking glasses. TheContinue reading “Managing Tech Triggers With Vestibular Migraine or Mal de Debarquement Syndrome”

Shopping with Dizziness and Vertigo

Stores can be minefields of symptom triggers! Here are a few tips for shopping with MdDS and Vestibular Migraine. To cope with bright lighting, try blue-blocking glasses, migraine or FL-41 glasses, sunglasses, or wearing a hat with a brim. Avoid shopping at peak times. Go when the store isn’t busy. When there is less people,Continue reading “Shopping with Dizziness and Vertigo”

Pregnant Without Land Legs: The Third Trimester

As I write this, I’ve nearly reached the end of the third trimester.  I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and I can’t wait to meet my little girl! I feel incredibly blessed and grateful for her.   The love and excitement from family and friends has been so uplifting.  It’sContinue reading “Pregnant Without Land Legs: The Third Trimester”