• August 2018 was definitely a month to be celebrated! #chronicillness #mentalhealth #travel #thefrozenmind #roundup

    August Wrap Up – A Month to Celebrate

    August went by so fast! The weather will soon start to cool and football season is getting ready to start. Fall is definitely my favorite time of the year. It is that sweet spot between summer and Christmas with all of the homey smells and comfort food that makes me…

  • Enjoy this comfort food that is easy to make in the slow cooker! Beef Tips and Gravy will be great to cook while you are enjoying fall activities. #slowcooker #crockpot #recipes #comfortfood #thefrozenmind

    Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy

    Cooler weather will be here soon, football season is finally here and it won’t be long and we will all be trying to get our Christmas shopping done. This slow cooker meal is perfect to have cooking while you are out enjoying all that the fall season has to offer.…

  • The Healing is in the Journey #healing #ChristIanLiving #faith #chronicillness #prayer #thefrozenmind

    The Healing is in the Journey

    But Why Isn’t God Just Healing Me? Many people have been praying for my healing for several years. It is easy to find doubt in those seemingly unanswered prayers. The Bible does state in Matthew 7:7 to, “ask and it shall be given unto you…” so it is difficult to…

  • It was a win because the team won and because I made it through the entire game. It was a defeat because doing so pushed my body well beyond its limits. - #boundaries #health #chronicillness #hemiplegicmigraine #football

    When a Win Feels Like a Defeat

    Last Friday night, my step-grandson was playing in the first varsity football 🏈 game of the season. I really wanted to go because I had missed the entire season last year. I wanted to see him help his team get the win! Right from the start, I knew this was…

  • Click the pin to read my story of depression, suicide and triumph. #suicide #depression #stigma #mentalhealth #mentalillness

    How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 4

    This is the last part of a four part series about my mental health story. You can get to the previous posts by clicking the links below. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 I lost 16 of what should have been my most productive years to mental illness. I really…

  • How my Mind Became my Enemy Part 3 - #mentalhealth #mentalillness #depression

    How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 3

    When I woke up in ICU the next day, I knew this had been very different from before. This time there could be possible damage to my liver and kidneys but what we really different was me. I was scared this time. I knew that if something did not change…

  • Smarter Kitchen Desserts: Brownie Surprise Cake - #dessert #recipe #baking

    Brownie Surprise Cake

    I let my followers on Twitter decide what type of recipe to post and a Dessert won!  I knew right away that this Brownie Surprise Cake would be my choice. When I bake cakes, I love to doctor up a cake mix because the possibilities are endless. It is so…

  • How my Mind Became my Enemy Part 2 - #mentalhealth #mentalillness #selfharm

    How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 2

    <<Part 1 I woke up in a hospital, not the kind with private rooms and nice nurses that bring you medication. This one had a person watching every move I made. I was allowed a pillow but no blanket, shoes but no shoelaces and bathroom privileges but no privacy. My…

  • How my Mind Became my Enemy - #depression #selfharm #mentalhealth #mentalillness

    How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 1

    To say that my twenties were turbulent would be putting it mildly but to put it bluntly, I was an emotional mess. My life was out of control and the prospects of it getting better seemed slim to none. There were several things that happened in my mind that created…