• The struggles of Chronic Illness can affect your mental health in a negative way. It is important to recognize the symptoms of depression and seek help when you need to. #MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #Depression #Anxiety

    Mental Health and Chronic Illness

    Fighting a Chronic Illness is hard work! It doesn’t matter if your battle is against Lupus, MS, ME/CFS, Chronic Migraine, fibromyalgia…the list could go on and on. The honest truth is that the battles are real, the battles are life-altering and the battles are not easy and can have long…

  • When you have a Chronic Illness, it is best to make simple goals rather than elaborate ones. Here are my simple goals for February using the prompts from A Chronic Voice. #Goals #ChronicIllness #February

    Making Simple Goals When You Have Chronic Illness

    When you have a Chronic Illness, life can sometimes be messy and complicated. It is hard to make plans and it is even harder to set goals. It is important to make simple goals that are more short term rather than long term goals that are more elaborate. The writing…

  • My main goal when I started the blog was to be a part of the solution by putting valuable information about chronic illness out there. As I review the year, I think that I met this goal. This will continue to be a part of the mission of The Frozen Mind.

    2018 – A Year in Review

    This is my last blog post for 2018! This year has been an amazing year and I want to thank all of my readers. With this post, I want to review my first year of blogging. This blog will be 1 year old in January and that is so hard…

  • Using the energy you do have in strategic ways will allow you to get more accomplished. #ChronicIllness #Exhaustion

    Getting the Most of the Energy You Have

    Most people can relate to there being too many days left at the end of a paycheck. When you are in that situation, you have to pinch every penny to make it to the next payday. It is very similar when you have a chronic illness and you have too…

  • Using these Holiday Self Care tips, you will have a happier holiday season with less stress. #AChronicVoice #Holidays #SelfCare

    5 Tips for Holiday Self Care

    It is hard to believe that it is already time for the December Link Up from A Chronic Voice. This year has gone by so fast and I am quickly approaching the one year anniversary of The Frozen Mind. For this link up, I want to talk about the Struggle of the…

  • Why Shopping is not easy with a wheelchair - Displays, rude customers and other issues in stores make it very difficult to manuever. #Accessibility #Wheelchair #Disability #Christmas

    Why Holiday Shopping is not Easy with a Wheelchair

    I was able to go do some Christmas Shopping on Black Friday. It was wonderful to get out and to be around the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping. What made this excursion even better was that my sister and her family was down for a visit. What made this…

  • Lights, music, smells and large gatherings all create opportunities for Sensory Overload. Here are 6 ways to avoid sensory overload during the holidays. #Christmas #Holidays #ChronicIllness

    6 Ways to Avoid Sensory Overload During the Holidays

    Many types of Chronic Illnesses are affected by sensory overload. It can make symptoms worse and make treatments inadequate. But what is Sensory Overload? It occurs when one or more of the body’s senses experiences over-stimulation from the environment around them. Too much noise in itself may not be enough to tip the scales but…

  • Sometimes Family Gatherings during the Holidays do not go as smooth as they should. If you have a Chronic Illness the hard conversations inevitably will come. Here are 5 of the more common ones and how to avoid the. - #Christmas #ChronicIllness

    5 Hard Conversations to Avoid During the Holidays

    Everyone has that one person at their holiday gatherings that has no tact or asks rude questions. This is probably even more noticeable to people that have a chronic illness. We are used to having  hard conversations with those relatives that just don’t know how to keep their opinions to…

  • 10 Gifts to Give Someone with Chronic Illness - Gifts that will pamper and help someone with chronic illness. This list includes blankets, massagers and more! #giftguide #Christmas

    10 Thoughtful Gifts for Someone with Chronic Illness

    Chances are, there is someone on your list that has a Chronic Illness. You probably would like to give them something that will offer some them some comfort or that will be useful.  Here are some thoughtful gifts for someone with chronic illness that any “spoonie” will love. These gifts…