Getting to Know My Gut Bacteria (and What Probiotics I Need) | A Chronic Voice

*Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by Thryve Inside, all opinions expressed in this review are my own. An Introduction to Gut Health and Probiotics Did you know that your bowels host not just millions, but trillions of microorganisms? From the Healthline website: “Your bowels host an estimated 100 trillion microorganisms from more than 500 […]

Issue #132: There are Always Opportunities for Gratitude and Joy & Princess Eugenie’s Scoliosis Scar on Her Wedding Day | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 19 October 2018. Issue #132. In this issue: It’s easy to lose your optimism when you become sick, but opportunities for gratitude and joy are still there. Your body isn’t what it was yesterday, or will be tomorrow. Breaking stigma by fostering healthy conversation. Princess Eugenie’s shows her scoliosis surgery scar on her wedding […]

Invisible in Florence: Life with Chronic Illness in Italy | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Sara graciously agreed to share her life experiences for the Invisible Cities linkup, when I learned that she resides in the beautiful countryside of Italy! Living in Europe (at least for a while) is a dream of mine, so this was a particularly inspiring read for me. The insight into […]

The Value in Seeking Out Moments of Gratitude (and How to do it) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Lisa is writing a series of guest posts on the blog on effective methods to cope with chronic illness, principles which she has applied to her own life with success. In this article, she shares how her initial skepticism (and even derision!) about using a gratitude journal turned into an […]

Issue #131: Making the Active Choice to be Happy Despite Chronic Illness & What's Your Biggest Trigger for a Flare Up? | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 12 October 2018. Issue #131. In this issue: The frantic hope for a change in heart rate when you live with a heart rhythm disorder. What’s your biggest trigger for a flareup? – come share your experiences and knowledge. There’s nothing worse than being unable to sleep from painsomnia, and tips that might ease […]

Would You Rather: Have an Invisible Illness or a Physical Disability? | www.achronicvoice.com

To clarify before I begin – I have a variety of chronic illnesses that affect the blood, brain, heart and virtually any body part, but I know nothing about physical disability and have only been confined to a wheelchair once. So if I made a mistake in this article, feel free to correct me. Having […]

Issue #130: Quotes that Light a Flicker of Hope & Why do Others Always Demand Proof of Chronic Pain? | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 05 October 2018. Issue #130. In this issue: Why is it that others are always demanding proof of our pain? How do the seasons play a role in your lives in combination with chronic illness? The judgment of society on those who can walk, yet would like to use a wheelchair to improve their […]

What’s it Like to Live with a Heart Rhythm Disorder? | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by Aeroflow in collaboration with the Chronic Illness Bloggers network, all opinions expressed are my own. The Added Chaos of Randomness I was in a mad rush last week, checking off doctor appointments and errands before my trip to Taiwan. A holiday is always a welcome and happy event, […]

October 2018 Prompts: Budgeting, Speeding, Slowing, Evaluating & Escaping | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Budgeting You could budget your energy or your time. As a person with chronic illness, rationing everything in your life is probably the norm rather than the exception. But what I’d like to budget for October are […]

Issue #129: The Struggle is Real with Pacing & Celebrating an Entire Year of Daily Gratitude | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 28 September 2018. Issue #129. In this issue: The struggle is real, when it comes to pacing and rationing your daily energy supply. Travelling with chronic illnesses can be tricky and worrisome, and tips to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip. September likes, including the most delicious ‘healthy’ ice cream. The importance of advocating […]