Flotation Therapy at Palm Avenue Float Club: Did it do Anything for My Chronic Pain? - A Chronic Voice

What Got Me Curious About Flotation Therapy Flotation therapy has been within my interest radar for quite some time. Reviews from other chronic illness bloggers keep popping up on my social media feeds, and they are all positive. Most of these bloggers are caucasian women with fibromyalgia, however. There’s even an entire research project dedicated […]

Issue #62: Handmade Goods by Spoonies & a Sensible Voice on Pain Medications - Click to read or pin to save for later - A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 17 Jun 2017. Issue #62. In this edition: Dealing with the chronic illness cards we’ve been dealt with in life. Choosing to deal with and fight the pain of mental abuse after 22 years. Impossibility is merely a riddle. The frustration of proving her CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome) is real. Our current mental […]

Issue #61: A Close Look at Stockholm Syndrome & an Affordable Gluten-free Diet - Click to read or pin to save for later - A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 10 Jun 2017. Issue #61. In this edition: How trying to avoid stress can cause more stress. The correlation between Stockholm Syndrome and mental health. A collection of inspirational posts from those with chronic illnesses. Quotes on happiness and life lessons. A much-needed reminder on how illness can take away your control, but not […]

Stress Management: How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh - click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings on mindfulness and peace are popular worldwide due to their simplicity. “How to Relax” is one of the many books in his “Mindfulness Essentials” series. There is also “How to Sit”, “How to Eat”, “How to Love” and more. Today’s review focusses on “How to Relax”, a book you can absorb […]

#100WritingDays Roundup 7: Click to read short stories on life and chronic illness, or pin to save them for later - A Chronic Voice

This week’s short stories: Stepping back to re-examine our lifestyles, as there are many methods to the art of living. An exploration on the ‘before’ and ‘after’ of one’s identity, after a life-changing crisis. A new life goal on disciplining the judgmental mind, to allow for more space, opportunity and peace to flourish within. 22: […]

Issue #60: Happiness is an Inside Job & "I Miss Being Fabulous". Click to read top health tweets or pin to save for later. - A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 3 Jun 2017. Issue #60. In this edition: Spoonies share their favourite things to do while stuck in bed with pain. Insight into how a ‘good day’ with chronic illness works. Gorgeous illustration – “I miss being fabulous”. 30 very relatable things about living with fibromyalgia. Happiness is an inside job. Pacing and moderating […]

#projChronicWisdom: Simple Pleasures I Can Enjoy While Stuck in Bed with Pain | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

Theme: Simple Pleasures I Can Enjoy While Stuck in Bed with Pain Question: It’s no fun being stuck in bed all day with pain that never really leaves. Your brain is too foggy to do anything productive, which is so frustrating. Yet life isn’t black and white; happiness can co-exist with agony. In the darkest […]

Issue #59: Empowered Healing Giveaway & Working Towards Health - Click to view top tweets or pin to save for later. www.achronicvoice.com

Saturday, 27 May 2017. Issue #59. In this edition: Short stories on the eternal search for health and happiness. Working towards body positivity means to work towards health. Pacing and knowledge you need to know for managing fibromyalgia. Amazing nature pain distraction – pufferfish the precision artist. My list of favourite household products. Benefits of […]

#100WritingDays Roundup 6: Eternal Sunshine of a Pain-Free Life | Click to read or pin to save for later | www.achronicvoice.com

The act of house moving isn’t just a physical activity, but also a mental one. Examining the reasons for posting feel-good quotes on Instagram, when situations aren’t always positive. The big lessons on instinct a little bird can teach. Thoughts on the eternal search for happiness, despite thoughts of doom. 18: House moving: mental test […]

In this edition: Photo evidence of invisible illness. 8 superb tips for getting your doctor to listen to you. 3rd person journaling technique to try. | Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Saturday, 20 May 2017. Issue #58. In this edition: Photo evidence of invisible illness. The delayed reaction to fatigue in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Drawings of boring self-care. Eight superb tips for getting your doctor to listen to you. It’s always possible to be kind. An invisible disability is still disabling. The 25 profile points of […]

10 Visible Evidence of a Body Gone Rogue | A Chronic Voice

*Notice Before Proceeding: Images of blood, needles and flesh. Don’t worry, not that gruesome 😉 Chronic illnesses are frustrating because they’re invisible. We look healthy yet the pain under our skin can be excruciating. But is pain ever fully invisible? Painkillers can help mask the evidence, but for those with chronic pain, they provide minimal […]

Issue #57: Why We Need so Many Awareness Months & How to Cook with Chronic Pain - Click to read or pin to save for later. | A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 13 May 2017. Issue #57. In this edition: What other spoonies do to motivate themselves out of depression. Anxiety and the fear of being ridiculed. Don’t forget your talents, share them! Why we need an awareness month for fibromyalgia, lyme and ME/CFS. Five great tips for cooking with chronic pain. A review of health […]

What are some things that you find beautiful in your everyday life, despite all the pain and suffering? Share your thoughts with us here! | www.achronicvoice.com | #projChronicWisdom

Theme: Things I Find Beautiful in My Everyday Life Despite the Pain Question: Living in pain can be difficult, and it’s easy to fall into despair. We start to think that the world is a dark and ugly place, yet it can be so beautiful at the same time. What are some things that you […]