August Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

It’s time for the August writing prompts, so I hope you have your virtual pens ready! 🙂 If you recall, I shared the concept and awareness in the June linkup, that I needed to ‘make time’ for the things that mattered to me. Ironically, July flew by, full of errands and little tasks that stole […]

How to Use the 7 Dimensions of Wellness to Thrive with Chronic Pain

This article explores the seven dimensions of wellness and how we can use them to improve our quality of life despite chronic pain. Those who live with chronic pain know all too well that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to pain management. Even those who live with the same chronic illness often need a mix […]

Today is Not a Good Day to Make Decisions (and That's Okay) | A Chronic Voice

Have you ever thought to yourself that it’s not a good day today, and then watch your mind and body spiral downwards helplessly? These feelings are all part of the human experience, no matter age, gender, circumstance, health or wealth. You are not alone. What I hope to illustrate with this post is the humanity […]

Issue #275: The Need to Start Adulting Earlier Than Your Peers Due to Chronic Illness & The Fear of Being Pitied as a Young Adult Who Uses a Wheelchair

Friday, 30 July 2021. Issue #275. In This Issue: The need to start adulting earlier than your peers because of chronic illness, and the need to advocate for yourself within the healthcare system. The fear of being pitied by others as a young adult who uses a wheelchair, which removes the illusion of being healthy. […]

Issue 274: Chronic Pain Can Make Life Mirror That of Your Grandparents' Rather Than Peers & Reaping the Benefits of Exercise with Arthritis

Friday, 23 July 2021. Issue #274. In This Issue: Chronic pain and chronic fatigue can make one’s life mirror that of their grandparents’ rather than those of peers the same age. A large part of figuring out how to reap the benefits of exercise for arthritis is knowing when to do so, and when to […]

12 Visible Evidence of a Body Gone Rogue

The invisibility of chronic illness makes it incredibly frustrating. We look healthy, yet the pain under our skin can be excruciating. But is pain ever fully invisible? Painkillers mask the evidence of chronic pain somewhat, yet they often provide minimal relief. A body gone rogue is not easy to tame. And taming it requires a […]

Issue 273: Migraines Can Manifest Silently Without Pain & The Stigma of What Chronic Illness Should Look Like (aka You Can't Appear 'Fine')

Friday, 09 July 2021. Issue #273. In This Issue: Awareness that migraines can manifestly silently without pain, such as in Vestibular Migraine. The sad stigma of what ‘sick’ should appear or sound like; as if those who are chronically ill are not allowed to sound fine, and the need to portray some kind of pain […]