• When you need a nap after a bath. When you have a Chronic Illness, even the simplest things can become difficult. #ChronicIllness #SelfCare #Health

    When You Need a Nap After a Bath

    I used to love nothing more than soaking in a hot bubble bath. It was a way to relax and pamper myself. I enjoyed the heat and that relaxed feeling afterward. Now taking long hot baths has landed on the list of things that I used to do. Now, I…

  • Insomnia and Chronic Illness - Is There a Connection? How to beat Insomnia if you have a Chronic Illness.

    Insomnia and Chronic Illness

    Around 3 am, I can go on any one of my Chronic Illness Facebook groups and find people chatting. What is the conversations about? The inability to sleep or what is called Insomnia. Unfortunately, this symptom is prevalent in most Chronic Illnesses and it seems traditional treatments do not work…

  • The Wall is that place at the end of your energy. It is something that you never want to crash in to. Here are some ways to avoid the crash! #ChronicIllness #Energy

    What Does Your Wall Look Like?

    What is a wall? It is that ugly thing at the end of your energy. You do not have to have a chronic illness to have one because no one has endless amounts of energy. Sometimes getting ready for the day (showering, brushing hair and teeth, getting dressed, etc.) slams…

  • Arnold Chiari Malformation is a condition in which brain tissue extends into your spinal canal. #ChiariMalformation #Chiari #ChronicIllness #NeurologicalDisorder

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Arnold Chiari Malformation

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a Chronic Illness Warrior that lives with the illness is featured. In the last edition of Chronic Illness Spotlight, we learned about Crohn’s Disease. In today’s edition we will learn about Arnold Chiari Malformation and will feature…

  • 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…

  • Systemic Lupus is a chronic illness that causes systemic inflammation throughout the body. And can impact many organs such as the kidneys, liver and brain. #Lupus #ChronicIllness #SystemicLupus

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Systemic Lupus

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a Chronic Illness Warrior that lives with the illness is featured. Today’s post will spotlight a Chronic Illness called Systemic Lupus. What is Systemic Lupus? Also known as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE, is a chronic illness…

  • 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…

  • 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…