Jennifer Morrison’s FREE Solution for Managing Migraines Has Changed Her Life
With season five of Once Upon a Time wrapped, we not only have some recs for similar shows that’ll suck you in until your fave fairytale is back, but we have some real talk from Emma Swan, err, Jennifer Morrison herself on some dark magic she deals with in real life. We’re talking about migraines, people.
When Jennifer first started getting migraines three years ago, she wasn’t sure what was wrong with her, which was understandably terrifying. “Because my migraines would start with blurred vision, I would get very scared because I didn’t know what was happening. Your brain can go to really terrible places imagining the worst,” Jennifer tells us about her first months of getting migraines. “I felt very helpless and I felt very scared at the time,” she says. Jennifer hopes that More to Migraine will be a plentiful source of info for fellow migraine sufferers.
Her solution is so genius and simple, yet so easy to forget. She focuses on staying ahead of her condition by getting enough sleep and MAJORLY hydrating, because, she explains: “I can’t take a sick day.” Sleep and H2O? Yup! Now she’s trying to help others by speaking out with More to Migraine to help raise awareness about the condition, which is three times more common in women than men. Minus a few scary episodes in the past, Jennifer Morrison has figured out how to manage her migraines… and she didn’t even need a fairy godmother.
In fact, Jennifer’s gotten such a great handle on her condition that she’s been able to carve out the time to venture into a new career path: directing. Last year, she launched her own production banner, Apartment 3C Productions, and made her feature film directorial debut with Sun Dogs. “I’ve always gravitated toward directing. I’ve really just always had a love for it,” she tells Brit + Co.
As long as it doesn’t prevent her from entertaining us every week in Storybrooke, we’re thrilled to see more of her work out there AND a strong addition to the roster of female directors in Hollywood.
Do you get migraines? How do you deal with them? Tell us @BritandCo!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!