Issue #220: The Unseen Ableism Rampant Within Society & The Stigma of Mental Health Issues (Both Societal & Internal) | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 03 July 2020. Issue #220. In this issue: The ableism rampant in society; don’t judge someone for not being able to do certain ‘easy’ physical activities. Listen to your body and rest well – as much as you need to – in order to recover from a pain flare. Many mental illnesses and disorders […]

Simple Ways to Educate Yourself When Buying CBD Products | A Chronic Voice

*Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by cbdMD, all opinions expressed in this review are my own. CBD products and their purported usages for pain relief have been on a steep rise. Whilst it has been in use for centuries in traditional medicine, it is still relatively new in the modern medicine world. More quantitative […]

Issue #219: Depression is Indescribable Unless You've Been Through it Yourself & Visualising Chronic Pain Patterns Through Art | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 26 June 2020. Issue #219. In this issue: Depression can make you not care about anything anymore, and is indescribable unless you’ve been through it yourself. The inability to do things that bring you joy or achievement, and feeling like you’re wasting your days and are unable to contribute, when you’re stuck at home […]

Why Self-Acceptance is Important When You Have a Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice

*Note: Self-acceptance is one of my favourite subjects to discuss and talk about, so when Kelsey offered to write a guest post about this topic, I was excited. As the tagline of this blog states, ‘articulating lifelong illnesses from various perspectives’, I am always eager to hear your point of view. There are thousands of […]

Issue #218: The Problem with the Phrase ‘It Could be Worse’ & The Many Hidden Costs Living with Chronic Illness or Disability | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 19 June 2020. Issue #218. In this issue: Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that causes the victim to question their own sanity and validity. There are many other costs involved in living with chronic illness or disability apart from seeing doctors and medications. Every person with disability knows that that are alternatives […]

Issue #217: Why the Need for Migraine Awareness (It’s Not Just a Headache) & You Don’t Have to Exercise in One Particular Way | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 12 June 2020. Issue #217. In this issue: The realisation over time of how much your body is trying its best, too. Some things are always within your control; change what you can for the better. Genes involved in inflammation, immunity and protein damage were activated in just one week of sleep deprivation. When […]

Issue 216: Even Basic Tasks Become a Challenge with Chronic Illness & Acceptance Isn’t Defeat but an Allowance of Grace

Friday, 05 June 2020. Issue #216. In this issue: Even basic tasks are challenging with chronic illness, and you live each day in survival mode. Grief, like chronic pain, comes and goes, but sit with it and you will be okay. Our bodies are resilient powerhouses without you even realising it, especially when you’re healthy. […]