In this issue: Up close and personal with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Jennifer Brea’s film, “Unrest”. Designing a new menstrual cup for disabled women out of necessity. The difficult question of disability and ability to work. Why it’s important not to hide your pain and feelings. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #healthnews #spoonielife #chronicillness #painmanagement

Sat, 20 Jan 2018. Issue #93. In this issue: Up close and personal with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Jennifer Brea’s film, “Unrest”. Designing a new menstrual cup for disabled women out of necessity. When doctors should be on your side, but aren’t. When everyone seems to be adulting, but not you. The difficult question of […]

My Feature on ‘Overcomers’: People Who Thrive Despite Chronic Illness | www.achronicvoice.com

A Thought-Provoking Interview on ‘The Invisible F’ I had the honour of sharing some thoughts, life lessons and goals with Alisha Nurse, who runs a wonderful blog on overcoming fibromyalgia and depression. She started a series called ‘Overcomers’ just this month, which features how various people thrive despite living with chronic illnesses. She asked some […]

Chronic Illness is Unpredictable, but You Don't Always Have to Fear the Unknown | www.achronicvoice.com

*This post was first published on prohealth.com, and is republished here with permission from the editors. What’s your plan for retirement? Does nothing concrete come to mind? What about in 10 years, or maybe just five? What about tomorrow, or this evening? I admit to drawing a blank in my mind to most of these […]

Issue #92: Learning to Become Your Own Advocate & the Best Kind of Support Group for Some. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #chronicillness #spoonielife #chronicpain #healthcare

Sat, 13 Jan 2018. Issue #92. In this issue: There’s plenty of colour and life and beauty yet left in you. The best kind of support group I’ve discovered in 2017. ‘Zero to Hero’ – a great fitness programme designed for people with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Oska Pulse, the pain device that was approved […]

A Review of 'Zero to Hero': A Fitness Programme Designed for People with Chronic Pain | www.achronicvoice.com

A Brief Introduction I had the wonderful privilege of trying out the Zero to Hero online workout programme for free, designed and run by Megan Densmore. It’s based on pilates and tailored for those who live with chronic pain, who are unable to keep up with a full on fitness regime. Megan herself lives with […]

In this issue: You don’t always have to wait for someone to ask for help; often when they do they’re already at their wits’ end. The extra mental burden of constant pain, and how to manage it. A spoonie wish to you for the New Year! Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #chronicillness #chronicpain #spoonielife #achronicvoice

Sat, 06 Jan 2018. Issue #91. In this issue: You don’t always have to wait for someone to ask for help; often when they do they’re already at their wits’ end. The extra mental burden of constant pain, and how to manage it. A spoonie wish to you for the New Year! Celebrities transforming their […]

*Click here to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Reflecting on my refreshing Aussie holiday! I spent two weeks visiting the western region, before joining my partner’s family for Christmas. It was a ball of a time, watching all the kids rip open their presents. Their […]

Issue #90: Stress Less by Cultivating Your Tribe & the Dilemmas of a Mother in a Wheelchair. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #healthnews #spoonies #chronicillness #chronicpain

Sat, 30 Dec 2017. Issue #90. In this issue: Stress less by cultivating your tribe. The stigma of being sad during holiday seasons. Why wear makeup even when while feeling ill. How can one be so opinionated on something you’ve never had to struggle with? The dilemmas of a mother in a wheelchair. The isolation […]