Issue #154: The Worst Thing You Can Do to a Person with Chronic Illness is to Make Them Prove Their Pain & the Small Things That Help with Enjoying Life | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 29 March 2019. Issue #154. In this issue: Even optimists get tired when the fight never relents. When the damaging psychological side effects of steroids are brushed aside as unimportant, compared to the physical symptoms. When unbearable pain becomes your normal. When Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is poorly misunderstood, and even deemed as attention […]

Mega Issue #153: The Mercilessness of Chronic Fatigue Where Time Stops & Silencing the Inner Critic and Starting Slowly Anyway | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 22 March 2019. Issue #153. 15 – 21 March 2019 In this issue: Spreading activities out over a few days, and pacing your breaks to prevent pain flares. It’s your life and you can do what you like with it, whether you are chronically ill or otherwise. Silencing the inner critic and starting slowly […]

Issue #152: How to Balance Exercise with Chronic Pain & the Peace that Being Out in Nature Brings, Even for Just a While | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 08 March 2019. Issue #152. In this issue: Pain is a harsh teacher. Feeling peace and joy by being out in nature, even for a short while. How to balance exercise and chronic pain on a regular basis. How chronic illness tiredness is different from ‘regular tiredness’. Selma Blair at the Oscars – in […]

Issue #151: Befriending Strangers with Chronic Illness Online Can be a Lifeline & Your Scars are Wisdom Made Flesh | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 01 March 2019. Issue #151. In this issue: Years of isolation can have a negative effect on your mental health, no matter how much you enjoy being alone. Basic manners we were taught growing up are missing on social media. When you have such a rare disease, speaking up about it matters that much […]

March 2019 Prompts: Failing, Succeeding, Pausing, Deciding & Thriving | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Failing So, my plan for ‘honouring and reviving my youth’ in February was an epic fail :p Note to self: pushing past my regular boundaries do trigger fairly long setbacks, just in case I forget – which […]

Issue #150: Dealing with Chronic Pain Isn't as Straightforward as Popping Painkillers & What Can You Do To Make Your Day a Little Better? | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 22 February 2019. Issue #150. In this issue: Understanding ourselves better, so that we can apply better resilience strategies. Self-reflection and asking yourself, how can you make your day a little better? Dealing with chronic pain isn’t as straightforward as just popping painkillers, what do you do when nothing works? Lupus isn’t a competition, […]

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Angela wrote “I May Be Chronically Ill, but I’m Also Chronically Resilient” on our blog last year, and she’s now back with a follow up piece! (That article was also featured on the Top 10 list from 2018, by the way.) In the previous article, she talked about a system […]

Issue #149: When Others Minimise Pain as if it Were a Competition & How to Support Those with Chronic Illnesses | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 15 February 2019. Issue #149. In this issue: When others don’t empathise but minimise, as if pain were a competition. Naps do not kill chronic fatigue. You never know what someone is going through, and how to support those with chronic illnesses. With all the innovations in the world, why are cinemas lagging in […]