Issue #119: Reflections on How Chronic Illness is a Strict Teacher & Strategies to Manage Acute Flare-Ups vs ‘Normal’ Pain Days | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 20 July 2018. Issue #119. In this issue: Books curated for spoonies, but also relevant for our healthy friends! Your support is needed – clap as many times as you like for this article on Thrive Global. How fear destroys you without leaving a trace, and how to get back up. The absoluteness of […]

Move Through Your Pain & Grief, & Re-Discover Wholeness in the “Gritty Hope” Course | www.achronicvoice.com

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Book Recommendations for Spoonies: Part 2 | www.achronicvoice.com

Welcome to the second edition of book recommendations for spoonies! Like the first roundup, these are all books written by people with illnesses themselves, or revolve around related topics. They’re suitable even if you’re a healthy person with no medical issues, and provide many interesting cultural and humane insights from around the world. I hope […]

Issue #118: What People with Chronic Illnesses Struggle with the Most & Pre-Planning Recovery Days is a Vital Pacing Strategy | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 13 July 2018. Issue #118. In this issue: A Twitter poll and discussion, on what people with chronic illnesses struggle with the most. Yes, you’re allowed to feel upset for awhile when you’re having a bad day. What we wish others would understand about losing your career due to chronic illness. A major self-identity […]

Issue 117: Erasing Stigma About Mental Illness Through Conversations & a Lookbook of Young Adults in Their Wheelchairs | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 07 July 2018. Issue #117. In this issue: The need to erase stigma about mental illness by talking more about it. Life lessons from surviving college with chronic illness. Depressing thoughts that need to be shared. The mutual respect and coordination needed between doctors and patients. The fears of isolation from illness, and how […]

July 2018 Prompts: Adding, Spreading, Ranting, Protecting, Dividing | www.achronicvoice.com

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Adding more nutritious foods into my daily diet. My partner and I had our first session with the nutritional therapist last month! It was all very interesting, especially the interpretation of my blood tests from a new […]

Issue 116: How Everything in Life Alters in Meaning with Chronic Pain & How Pets Can be Great Therapy | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 29 June 2018. Issue #116. In this issue: The sad misconceptions surrounding the ‘right’ to use a disabled parking spot. Songs that comfort in a myriad of ways. Some favourite things and moments in June, and the struggle with beauty regimes. The one phrase that makes your pain feel invalidated. Chronic illness is a […]

A Curated Playlist for Spoonies (that's as Unpredictable as Chronic Illness!) | www.achronicvoice.com

The Magic of Music I’m pretty sure you’ve figured it out by now, but music can have a huge influence on our moods. Sometimes it even perks me up and inspires me within seconds! Music also has the power to unlock memories and other cognitive capacities in Alzheimer’s disease. That’s pretty fascinating, if you ask […]