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 Voice: #besideChronicBedside: What's by Your Bedside?

Join Me in Populating the Hashtag: #besideChronicBedside I started a little hashtag, which I hope sounds somewhat catchy! #besideChronicBedside (currently blank; I need your help to get it going!) captures the everyday lives of those with chronic illness, with a quick shot of their bedside tables. We all keep little objects beside us, things that […]

A Chronic Voice | What You Reshare Can Change Someone Else's Life Forever

I wrote about how some advice given by others can quite literally kill in a previous post. There are some great alternative therapies out there, but there is no one-treatment-fits-all when it comes to chronic illness. The Chinese herbal brew you consumed might work wonders for you, but trigger liver failure in someone else. Many […]