The Big Difference between Empathy and Sympathy | A Chronic Voice

This animation is short, but brilliant 🙂 People who are suffering do not need sympathy; despise it even. The line between the two different worlds of empathy and sympathy is thin. So what makes all the difference? Connection. Not just with other people. We have to reconnect with ourselves as human beings first, before we’re […]

A Chronic aAre You a Capable Person? What Does That Even Mean? | A Chronic VoiceVoice: What is Capability, Really?

The Modern Day Definition of Capability One of the definitions of the word ‘capable’ yields, “having power and ability; efficient; competent”. How does modern society perceive this? Perhaps you might picture a powerful woman, who not only leads a multinational corporation, but also has three kids, a dog and runs half marathons on a regular […]

6 Free Wallpapers: Character is What You Know You Are | A Chronic Voice

Quote cards made for the post: “Why Not From Beautiful, to Still Beautiful?”, and also some reflections I had while putting them together. I’m not here to dispense advice, because god knows I’m struggling to get my own life in order! But I just wanted to scribble these thoughts down as guideposts, for those dim […]

Here are 20 gorgeous wallpapers (thank you Unsplash), made for the post “Don’t Compare, Your Life Destination is Your Own Special Mission”. Print them out for your personal use, or set them as your desktop or mobile wallpaper. Enjoy! Go straight to quote: 1. Don’t Set Sail | 2. All You Have to Know | 3. […]

Kick Ass With Kindness and a Sweet Cherry on Top

A Mundane Activity Embedded in My Memory There was this game we played in secondary school post-exams during some motivational course. Blank papers were stuck onto our backs, and we had to go around writing down a person’s best quality. I noticed that those who lacked immediate personality had the default words ‘sweet’ attributed to […]

Don’t Compare, Your Life Destination is Your Own Special Mission

“Don’t set sail on someone else’s star.” – African Proverb What is the Problem With Comparison? Ah, comparison, one of the greatest sources of self-inflicted, needless suffering. So why don’t we all just stop? Easier said than done. “Am I smarter? Am I better looking? Is my cock bigger?” These are common questions that most […]

Free Wallpapers: Capable of Walking & Want to Do it

These quote cards were made in relation to the post, “The Art of Supporting: Sometimes That Means Letting Go”. Feel free to use them as little reminders in whatever way you like! Capable of Walking by Christie Williams “We cripple people who are capable of walking because we choose to carry them.” – Christie Williams […]

Sometimes Working Hard Means to Rest

Sometimes ‘to work hard’ means ‘to rest’, and for people with chronic illnesses, oftentimes getting enough rest means more than the average. The amount of rest your body needs in order to function cannot be compared to another person’s requirements; we are not robots manufactured on a factory belt. Sleeping is hardly inaction or a […]