Issue #54: Never Distract a Service Dog & Tips for Cooking with Chronic Pain | A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 22 Apr 2017. Issue #54. In this edition: Stress less while travelling with chronic illness. 10 things not to do when you see a service dog. How eight ‘spoons’ were lost in an hour. Five kitchen tips for cooking with chronic pain. Blessings of support amidst the storms of chronic life. Quotes on how […]

Issue #53: Healthy Purple Doughnuts and the Freezing Bite of One Tick | A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 15 Apr 2017. Issue #53. In this edition: A spotlight on Lyme disease – when your body can no longer regulate temperature, and don’t forget to wear tick repellent! Delicious, healthy recipes for chronic cooks. A fantastic list of educational resources on medical marijuana. The importance of self care to care for others better. […]

Issue #52: The Hope that Caring Doctors Give & Intimate Portraits of Pain | A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 08 Apr 2017. Issue #52. In this edition: The hope that rises when you get a doctor who cares. 16 important life lessons from Frankl’s bestseller. Quality time with your children while stuck in bed. What chronic pain patients can do for exercise. An intimate portrait of endometriosis pain. A vulnerable plea for a […]

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: 16 Applications in Chronic Illness (Full Post) | A Chronic Voice

*If you’ve already read part 1 and part 2, you can skip right to part 3! With 10 million copies sold, Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” is one of the most popular books of our times. He wrote it in only nine days, but it is full of thought provoking questions and wisdom. His […]

Issue #51: Kicking Ass Every Damn Day, Tips on Staying Positive & More! | A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 01 Apr 2017. Issue #51. In this edition: How anxiety makes you feel like you’re going crazy. Reconnecting with ourselves to achieve human connection. 10 uplifting quotes. A call for those with chronic illnesses to share their experiences in these two online events. How unsolicited advice makes things worse. The kickass things people with […]

Issue #50: How it Becomes a Big Deal with Chronic Pain & More Insight | A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017. Issue #50. In this edition: Practical patience. A call to courage for men living with chronic illnesses in silence. Every bit counts. 15 snippets of endometriosis insight. Forgetting what we know in anxiety. Unpleasant muscle aches. Woman speaks out on viral photo making fun of her. 6 things that are a […]

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: 16 Applications in Chronic Illness: Part II | A Chronic Voice

This is part two of a three part book review, “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. This book is full of great takeaways for those struggling to cope with chronic illness. I am sure many of us can also relate to the concepts within, as to be sick is to be a prisoner in […]

Issue #49: Reframing Ideas of a Normal Life, Being a Caregiver Despite Needing Care & More! | A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 18 Mar 2017. Issue #49. In this edition: Why we need to reframe our ideas of a normal life, especially with chronic pain. 10 things you should know when you’re first diagnosed. A superb review and giveaway on the ‘Unlocking Lyme’ book, written by a doctor who has lyme himself. Being a caregiver for […]

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: 16 Applications in Chronic Illness: Part 1 | A Chronic Voice

With 10 million copies sold, Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” is one of the most popular books of our times. He wrote it in only nine days, but it is full of thought provoking questions and wisdom. His thoughts on this timeless question – ‘what is the meaning of life?’ – are easy to […]

Issue #48: A Casual Spoonie Coffee Chat, What Chronic Illness Gives & More!

Saturday, 11 Mar 2017. Issue #48. In this edition: A casual spoonie coffee chat on nutrition and photography. How chronic illness magnifies and purifies the lens of life. How to deal with hurtful comments online. Tips on how to cope with migraines during weather swings. How to be happy through compassion. Remembering the many undiagnosed […]

Issue #47: When it isn't Cancer, the Painful Tricks of Anxiety & More! | A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 04 Mar 2017. Issue #47. In this edition: Settling a common question once and for all – would you date a chronic illness person? My comforting chocolate supply pre-surgery. General knowledge in honour of Rare Disease Day (end Feb annually). Paying attention to diet for rewarding health benefits. The ever-popular chronic illness linkup party […]

Issue #46: Raw Confessions of Chronic Pain, Using Music to Inspire Strength & More! | A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 25 Feb 2017. Issue #46. In this edition: Chronic illness linkup party hosted by Unbroken Smile (it’s over but there’s still great content there)! Thought-provoking quotes on self awareness and respect. Raw confessions of a person living with chronic pain. Perspective on talking openly about illness in society. A heartbreaking yet hopeful story on […]

Issue #45: Funny Depictions of 'Real' Disability, Illness as Art & More! | A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 18 Feb 2017. Issue #45. In this edition: Be aware of the possibilities out there and adapt. Appreciate the simple (and best!) things in life. We all have our own issues to work on, whether we are ill or well. How it feels when you receive diagnosis after diagnosis. A short poem on what […]

Issue #44: Being Ill Around Healthy People, What Home Means & More! | A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 11 Feb 2017. Issue #44. In this edition: The occasional human interaction needed for our mental wellbeing. Thank you to my Twitter friends! What’s it like being chronically ill around healthy people? Free cinema entry for caregivers in the UK. Don’t you want to go back to work? What does home mean? Raynaud’s (winter) […]

A Chronic Voice: Every Next Level of Your Life Will Demand a Different You

“Every next level of your life will demand a different you.” – Leonardo DiCaprio – We often believe that we must remain true to ourselves throughout our lives. But there is a crucial difference between being true, and being intractable. Sometimes we avoid certain activities or thoughts because we think, ‘nah, this is not me’. […]