When Your Stress & Fatigue Thresholds Suck (Also on Cute Cockatiels, Education via Zoom & Art Films for Rent) | A Chronic Voice

Unlocking In July the lockdown laws were slightly eased in Singapore. We can now gather in groups of up to five, although social distancing and mask wearing are still enforced. What this meant was that I could finally work at cafés again, which is one thing that lifts my mood and increases my productivity. Although, […]

Issue #225: Medical Gaslighting Which Leads You to Question Your Chronic Pain & The Difficulties of a Wheelchair User with Social Distancing | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 07 August 2020. Issue #225. In this issue: There will be many pleasant surprises as you get to know yourself better (inspirational video). When medical gaslighting causes a patient to question their chronic pain and its reality. With over 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, we likely know someone who lives with an […]

Chronic Pain: How to Approach a Loved One Without Pushing Them Away | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Dana Hall is a clinical psychologist who lives with an autoimmune disease herself, which made me excited to have her guest post on the blog! I always love reading professional tips written by a fellow chronic illness person. She specialises in trauma therapy, relationship dynamics, and chronic pain management. She […]

Issue #224: Disability Comes in All Shapes and Sizes (Not Just a Wheelchair) & Stress is Often an Undermined Factor to Good Health

Friday, 01 August 2020. Issue #224. In this issue: Disability comes in all shapes and sizes, contrary to the beliefs in modern society that disability comes with a wheelchair. Taking ‘today is a bad’ day and looking at it as ‘today is a good day to…..’. ‘Today is a bad day’ is often a thought […]

Issue #223: How to Find a Supportive Chronic Illness Community Online & Mobility Aids Can Help Save You Time, Energy and Pain | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 24 July 2020. Issue #223. In this issue: Sometimes nourishing yourself means subtracting, and not adding more into your life. How to find a supportive chronic illness community online using social media and more. Don’t put pressure on yourself to be ‘productive’ all day; pay attention to what your mind and body need, too. […]

Issue #222: A Good Psychologist Should be on Your Healthcare Team Right from the Get-Go & Resources for Coping with the Summer Heat | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 17 July 2020. Issue #222. In this issue: Start with one simple, achievable task and momentum usually builds from there – and other tips for motivation when you’re unmotivated. I advocate for a good psychologist to be part of your healthcare team right from the get-go, and even for caregivers and family members. Life […]

July’s Supply & Demand: Learning to Maximise Wellbeing in the Midst of Stress | A Chronic Voice

Bothering As the COVID-19 pandemic draws on, I must say that I’ve become less bothered with my appearances. This includes how I smell, and how presentable I look. I mean, not that I stink, I still shower daily – a necessity in a humid climate like Singapore. But previously, I’d feel a little naked if […]

Issue #221: The Many Maybes When You Live with Chronic Illness & Find Out What Ableism is All About | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 10 July 2020. Issue #221. In this issue: The many maybes and unpredictability of living with chronic illnesses. Endorse and support deserving chronic illness and disability advocates in the WeGo Health Awards. Every tissue in your body renews and heals at a faster rate whilst you sleep. Seeing the opportunity in uncomfortable encounters as […]

What I've Learned - Living with Chronic Illness for 20 Years (Interview on 'The Uninvisible Pod') | A Chronic Voice

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed over on The Uninvisible Pod, a podcast series hosted by Lauren Freedman. She herself lives with depression, anxiety, Hashimoto’s Disease and sleep disorders, since she was a teen. Her podcast features people who live with various chronic illnesses, their loved ones, caregivers, experts and more. It touches […]