Important Holiday Checklists for Spoonies & Their Supporters | www.achronicvoice.com

There are Contrasts in Every Season Holiday seasons are a time for fun and bonding, yet they can also be stressful periods, more so for some than others. While many are out shopping for gifts, there are single mothers struggling to provide a simple meal for their children. While many are drinking in celebration, there […]

Issue 88: Things That Make Life Worth It Despite Chronic Pain & a Homemade Happiness Jar. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #tophealthnews #healthnews #chronicillness #spoonielife #chronicpain

Sat, 16 Dec 2017. Issue #88. In this issue: What it’s like to live with pain day in and out, and the things that make life worth it. Share how you’ll be ending the year with 5 prompts. There is always something to work on within ourselves. Make your own diffuser ornament with essential oils. […]

Life with Chronic Illness: Happiness & Pain Can Co-exist | www.achronicvoice.com

*This post was first published on februarystars.co.uk A Day in the Life of Chronic Pain My partner massaged shampoo into my hair as I hunched over in the bathtub, shivering with pain. His finger movements were awkward but gentle, which made it all the more endearing. The pain was unbearable, yet I had insisted on […]

Issue #87: True Self-Care Goes Beyond Pampering & the Isolation from Chronic Pain During the Holidays. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #tophealthtweets #achronicvoice #chronicillness

Sat, 09 Dec 2017. Issue #87. In this issue: True self-care goes beyond salt baths and chocolate cakes. When brain plasticity goes wild from chronic pain. A terrifying glimpse into the dark world of ME/CFS through the film, “Unrest”. Those who are hard to get along with are often coming from a place of pain. […]

Veronica of Nourish Naturally Shares Her Best Skin Care Tips (Plus a Triple Discount!) | www.achronicvoice.com

Featuring Veronica, Owner of Nourish Naturally When I first discovered Nourish Naturally, their philosophy intrigued me. They believe in the power of human touch, and don’t use any machines for their facials. They carry a few different skincare ranges to cater for various needs. Veronica examined my face and discussed the options before starting, so […]

“It’s in My Blood” Feature #9: Sarah Frison | Chronic illnesses. Inherent gifts. Endless possibilities. | www.achronicvoice.com

Featuring Sarah Frison, a Pastry Chef from Belgium Sarah is our first interviewee from Belgium, and she’s also a trained pastry chef! While she is unable to continue on this career path due to chronic illness, she now uses her knowledge to help others by using a stepped nutritional approach. When people approach her for […]

Issue #86: Chronic Illness is Not a Competition & the Validity of Your Pain | www.achronicvoice.com | #chronicpain #chronicillness #healthnews #achronicvoice #spoonielife

Sat, 02 Dec 2017. Issue #86. In this issue: Come join in the last spoonie linkup party of the year! Chronic illness is NOT a competition. When even you start questioning the validity of your own pain. We’re all different and that’s wonderful. A roadtrip survival guide for spoonies. A photographer captures the final year […]

December 2017 Prompts: Recovering, Shopping, Enjoying, Reminiscing & Preparing | www.achronicvoice.com

Prompts for December 2017: recovering, shopping, enjoying, reminiscing and preparing. You’re free to interpret these keywords as you wish, but here’s my own list! I hope you’ll join me in sharing more insight about life with chronic illnesses 🙂 Click here to submit your own entry, and to read what others are up to as […]

December 2017 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses. Click to read/join or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #spoonie #decemberlinkup #chronicillness #linkupparty

Hello and welcome to the last chronic illness linkup party for 2017! Thank you to all of you who have supported and participated so far. I truly look forward every month to discovering more about your world through these shared prompts. So many of us live parallel lives with chronic illnesses, yet it’s so interesting […]

Get to Know Me Better Through These 20 Fun Questions from WheelEscapades! | www.achronicvoice.com

Most Fun Interview Questions So Far! Gemma of WheelEscapades has this fun section on her blog called “Twenty Questions”. It’s a small diversion from the usual disability topics, yet I gained a lot of insight from the answers as well! It’s interesting to enter the mind of someone else, to learn of their desires and […]