Asking for Help (and Why Everyone Needs to Learn this Important Life Skill) | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Ancient Communities vs Modern Independence Independence is a much revered trait in the modern human being. But total independence is a bunch of bullshit. To be completely independent is to live in a bubble in which you’d die within minutes. To be alive is to be dependent; every living being breathes, and that requires synthesis. […]

A Perfect Capture of Life with Chronic Illness (Gliding Across That Same Glassy Ocean) | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

A word that could probably sum up life with chronic illness is ‘mundane’. Sure, it has its (very much unwanted) moments, but for the most part you’re just cruising along, pacing, trying to avoid those unwanted moments. It’s a sadistic, adult version of hide and seek. Either I’m hiding from my over-active immune system as […]

How to Rewire Your Brain to Manage Chronic Pain (and Resources to Help) | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

In order to know ‘how’ to rewire our brains to manage chronic pain, first we need to understand ‘what’ pain and neuroplasticity even are. Let’s take a closer look at their definitions and causations to begin with. *Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by Pathways, all opinions expressed are my own. I am also not […]

Why You Need a Good Therapist on Your Healthcare Team (Based on My Personal Experiences) | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

*Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by BetterHelp, all opinions expressed in this review are my own. If there’s one advice I’d give as a person who’s lived with chronic illnesses for 20 years, it is this: don’t ignore your mental health, and find a good therapist to be part of your healthcare team. I […]

"A Day in the Life" Linkup: What's it Like to Live with a Disability or Chronic Illness? | Featured Image

*Updated: 21 Jun 2019 – Added one more question! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live with a chronic illness or disability, or how different another person’s life looks like from yours? This linkup aims to answer those questions. Why Should You Share? Here are some good reasons to share about your life […]

Useful Home Resources I Never Knew Existed (and Learned About from Other Chronic Illness Blogs) | A Chronic Voice

*Note: Whilst this post is kindly sponsored by Handicare Stairlifts, all opinions expressed in it are my own. As we know by now, living with a visible or invisible disability imposes many challenges on your daily life. Simple movements are not that simple and add up quickly. Many of us keep an ‘energy cheque book’, […]

40 People Share Their Best Pain Management Tips (What to Do if an Unforeseen Flare Up Hits) | A Chronic Voice

The Third & Final Instalment to the Pain Flare Series In part one everyone shared what their biggest triggers are, and in part two their best tips for prevention, which is definitely better than cure. But what happens if you land right smack in the middle of that dreaded flare anyway? Those who live with […]

“It’s in My Blood” Feature #4: Shannon Giroux | www.achronicvoice.com

Featuring Shannon Giroux of “MSnubutterflies” Multiple Sclerosis affects the brain and spinal cord, and can cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves. Whilst Shannon lives with Multiple Sclerosis, her creativity and passion for life can be seen with all the personalised touches around her home! She goes from whipping up new recipes in the […]

Issue #174: Chronic Pain is a Suicide Risk That’s Often Ignored & Acceptance of the Slow Life with Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 17 August 2019. Issue #174. In this issue: Chronic pain is a suicide risk that is too often ignored. Trying to socialise with chronic illness takes a lot of effort, just getting to the event in itself is exhausting. Whilst chronic illness is hardly funny, sometimes we just need to laugh at ourselves. The […]

Issue #173: To Thrive is to Move Forward with Purpose & Accepting the Life You Never Planned for with Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 09 August 2019. Issue #173. In this issue: A goodbye to my sweet little parrotlets. Sometimes all you can do is manage your breath, and that’s enough. To thrive doesn’t necessarily mean being able or well, but to move forward with purpose. Please continue to share your blogs for those who need it! The […]

Issue #172: Functional Movement Exercises to Move Naturally Every Day & Get in Touch with Your Sense of Humour to Brighten Your Perspective | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 02 August 2019. Issue #172. In this issue: The guilt felt when you need to ask your 75 year old mum with health problems of her own for help. Functional movement exercises to help you move naturally every day. If you pay attention to those with invisible illnesses, you will realise just how visible […]

Issue #171: Accessibility Does Not End at Ramps & Cheery Highlights from the #JoyInSummer Hashtag | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 26 July 2019. Issue #171. In this issue: The fears of severe medication withdrawals. Try not to dwell on your problems too much and let someone know if you need help, if you suffer from chronic pain or illness. Having a partner with chronic illness will probably mean a more difficult life, but for […]

5 Essential Tips for Living with a Common Digestive Disorder | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

*Note: This is a sponsored post. This list is a general guide for common health conditions, and should not be taken as medical advice. Always be sure to check with your doctor before you start on any new treatment or protocol. Whether you experience regular diarrhea, heartburn, bloating, or stomach cramps, living with a digestive […]

Issue 170: Believe in Your Friend's Pain & Keep Checking in on Them. We Truly Do Appreciate You! | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 09 July 2019. Issue #170. In this issue: Help wanted – pick your favourite chronic illness slogans! There is no other way but to work towards our future slowly, for those of us living with chronic illnesses. ‘I believe you’ are powerful words, especially when many of your friends with chronic pain are often […]