• Power in the Story guest post featuring Jen from Pedaling to the Wedding - #guestpost #anxiety #mentalhealth #powerinthestory #thefrozenmind

    Power in the Story Guest Post: Jen from Pedaling 2 the Wedding

    Today, I am starting an new series that will include powerful stories from some amazing bloggers. This series is called “Power in the Story”. I do believe that there is Power in the Story…as long as we tell it. My first guest is Jen from Pedaling 2 the Wedding. Jen, from Liverpool, found herself cycling around the world with her fiancé and ended up getting married along the way. Now she  is a Newlywed and she Blogs about travel, travel by bike and budget traveling with her husband. Her blog is full of adventures and I find that a breath of fresh air. Plans change, circumstances change but that’s ok. Roll…

  • Washington DC Things to Do - #Travel #WashingtonDC #NationalMall #VietnamMemorial #WWIIMemorial #KoreanWarMemorial

    Washington DC Things to Do

    There are several other things that we did on our trip to Washington DC that I feel need a mention on the blog. The monuments, restaurants and museums that we visited definitely deserve to be mentioned. Washington DC Monuments On our second day of our vacation, we visited the monuments at the National Mall. This is a beautiful park area that is full of statues and monuments that represents some of the most important historical moments in our country. Below you will find a slideshow with pictures from the Vietnam Memorial, Korean War Memorial, World War II Memorial and the Washington Monument. There are several monuments that we did not…

  • Museum of the Bible Review - #travelblog #WashingtonDC #Museum #travel #tourist #TheFrozenMind #review

    Museum of the Bible – Review

    [metaslider id=2281]The Museum of the Bible was the first thing on our list of things to do during our vacation to Washington, DC. It opened last year and it is one of the reasons that we stopped talking about this trip and started planning. The Museum of the Bible was the highlight of our trip so I am going to review it separately from the other things that we did in Washington, DC.  As I review this museum, please note that I will also review the accessibility at the end of this post. Museum of the Bible Overview: When we first entered the Museum of the Bible, there is a…

  • Review of the State Plaza Hotel in Washington DC with a rating for Handicap Accessibility - #WashingtonDC #travel #hotel #review #travelblog #TheFrozenMind

    Washington DC: The State Plaza Hotel Review

    Last week, my husband and I went on a much needed vacation. This trip was very different to other trips we have taken because I needed my wheelchair. This opened up the possibilities for issues during the trip. Because of this, I want to do reviews of the place we stayed, how we traveled, the things we did and the places we ate and I will be including accessibility as part of my reviews. I am going to begin with the State Plaza Hotel. Why I chose this hotel: Reviews! The online reviews on State Plaza Hotel were very high and even the ones that were not had 1 nice…

  • 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. There is just one problem, I am hesitant to use them. I guess I have to admit here that pride is one of the reasons that I am not eager to use my wheelchair and my Rollator. It is obvious that I worry way too much about what people are going to think. I do need them because when I…

  • KNowinf the regulations for traveling with medications will make traveling easier. #travel #regulations #medications #chronicillness #flying #airline

    Airline Regulations for Traveling with Injectable 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 how my body will react to flying but I do know that pressure changes do trigger my episodes. There is a lot to prepare for to make sure that I have the necessary medications and supplies needed to make the trip a success. The things I am the most concerned about traveling with is my injectable medication. Of course, I…

  • A Vacation is a great time to take time for relaxing, reconnecting and sharing with your spouse! #travel #AChronicVoice #LinkUp #relaxing #Sharing #Reconnecting #marriage #relationships #chronicillness #Thefrozenmind

    Relaxing, Reconnecting and Sharing on Vacation – A Link Up Party with A Chronic Voice

    Last month I participated in my first Link Up Party by A Chronic Voice. I had a lot of fun writing that post and I am now going to do this every month. I find using the writing prompts challenging and fun. This month out of the prompts, I have chosen relaxing, reconnecting and sharing because it goes along with our vacation this month. This is how the Link Up works. Every month a new Prompt is posted on the Link Up Page on A Chronic Voice. Each month there are 5 prompts listed and you must write something about each one of them in the post. Then you submit your…

  • It is time to stop talking and start doing! It is time to stop allowing my limitations to be a reason to stop. Life is too short to stop!

    Life is too Short

    This past November my best friend passed away after a long fight with breast cancer. The thing is that for all but her last 2 weeks you wouldn’t have known she was sick. She really did live her life on her on terms and fought the good fight. Her passing really threw me off kilter. Yes, she had stage 4 breast cancer for 3 years but she wasn’t sick the majority of that time. She came home with Hospice on a Wednesday and was gone by Friday. I physically pushed myself to be there…to do everything I could to keep the room calm and to let her husband hold her…