• October Link Up Party with A Chronic Voice - #Budgeting #Slowing #Escaping #writingprompts #chronicillness #blogtober

    October Link Up with A Chronic Voice

    My how time does fly by! It is already October and this is my 3rd month taking part in the Link Up Party at A Chronic Voice. I enjoy this Link Up because it includes writing prompts and that makes it a challenge.  The October Link Up prompts look particularly…

  • Use these tips to pamper yourself on days that you don't feel well. - #chronicillness #selfcare #pampering #pamper

    4 Ways to Pamper Yourself When You Don’t Feel Well

    Why Pamper Yourself? As I am writing this, Hurricane Florence has been pounding the North Carolina coast for 24 hours and is starting to slowly start her journey south toward me. All of the models show very little likelihood that it will make it here and for that I am…

  • Why I Hesitate to use my Mobility Devices - #disability #mobility #wheelchair #chronicillness

    Why I Hesitate to Use My Mobility Devices

    Over the past couple of years, my ability to walk long distances had decreased drastically. Very little activity will leave me exhausted and sweating profusely. I made a decision to get two different types of mobility devices so I can get out of the house for longer periods of time.…

  • Airline Regulations for Traveling with Medications

    Airline Regulations for Traveling with Medications

    In a few weeks, my husband and I are traveling to Washington, DC for a vacation. I am so excited about this trip and I am busy planning and making sure that I have the things I will need. Traveling with Hemiplegic Migraine has its challenges. I have no clue…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • There is a Purpose in the Journey - #mentalhealth #chronicillness #overcomer #strength

    There is a Purpose in the Journey

    It is important to me to have hope shown in the midst of the chaos and to help people through my journey. This might mean some hard days of writing and it will definitely mean facing the fear of sharing these stories that has stopped me many times before. But…