Issue #173: To Thrive is to Move Forward with Purpose & Accepting the Life You Never Planned for with Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 09 August 2019. Issue #173. In this issue: A goodbye to my sweet little parrotlets. Sometimes all you can do is manage your breath, and that’s enough. To thrive doesn’t necessarily mean being able or well, but to move forward with purpose. Please continue to share your blogs for those who need it! The […]

How to Rewire Your Brain to Manage Chronic Pain (and Resources to Help) | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

In order to know ‘how’ to rewire our brains to manage chronic pain, first we need to understand ‘what’ pain and neuroplasticity even are. Let’s take a closer look at their definitions and causations to begin with. *Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by Pathways, all opinions expressed are my own. I am also not […]

Issue #171: Accessibility Does Not End at Ramps & Cheery Highlights from the #JoyInSummer Hashtag | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 26 July 2019. Issue #171. In this issue: The fears of severe medication withdrawals. Try not to dwell on your problems too much and let someone know if you need help, if you suffer from chronic pain or illness. Having a partner with chronic illness will probably mean a more difficult life, but for […]

Issue 170: Believe in Your Friend's Pain & Keep Checking in on Them. We Truly Do Appreciate You! | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 09 July 2019. Issue #170. In this issue: Help wanted – pick your favourite chronic illness slogans! There is no other way but to work towards our future slowly, for those of us living with chronic illnesses. ‘I believe you’ are powerful words, especially when many of your friends with chronic pain are often […]

Issue #169: The Stigma Attached to Mobility Aids in Public Especially for Young Adults & Learning to Say 'No' For Your Own Good | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 12 July 2019. Issue #169. In this issue: Learning to protect yourself from toxic people, and your own mental and physical wellbeing. Trying to see how far I can go in the WeGo Health Awards this year, as someone who’s not from the US! Validation of pain is liberating, as it often takes years […]

Issue #168: Grieving Isn't Only for the 'Big Things' & Don't Undermine the Importance of Your Mental Health | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 05 July 2019. Issue #168. In this issue: When it’s the end of the day, all you can do is to sleep on it, and deal with it tomorrow. Don’t ignore your mental health, and find a good therapist to be part of your team. The difference between self-care and caring for yourself. When […]

Why You Need a Good Therapist on Your Healthcare Team (Based on My Personal Experiences) | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

*Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by BetterHelp, all opinions expressed in this review are my own. If there’s one advice I’d give as a person who’s lived with chronic illnesses for 20 years, it is this: don’t ignore your mental health, and find a good therapist to be part of your healthcare team. I […]

Issue #167: Acceptance Means to Stop Fighting *Yourself* & Knowing Now to Always Get Help if Your Mental Health Deproves | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 28 June 2019. Issue #167. In this issue: The struggle of living with a chronic illness that has unpredictable symptoms. Buried truths from pain left to rot, but germinate with a sprinkle of loving kindness. Morbid jokes help me to cope whilst living with chronic illnesses. The loneliness of ME/CFS and chronic illness, when […]

My Responses to “A Day in the Life” Linkup (What Does 'Normal' Even Mean?) Featured Image

My Responses to the “Day in the Life” Linkup These responses are part of the ‘Day in the Life’ linkup, which aims to showcase people with different illnesses, and how they live their lives. The definition of ‘normal’ is always an intriguing topic to me, because there is no such thing. It could be a […]