Issue #87: True Self-Care Goes Beyond Pampering & the Isolation from Chronic Pain During the Holidays. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #tophealthtweets #achronicvoice #chronicillness

Sat, 09 Dec 2017. Issue #87. In this issue: True self-care goes beyond salt baths and chocolate cakes. When brain plasticity goes wild from chronic pain. A terrifying glimpse into the dark world of ME/CFS through the film, “Unrest”. Those who are hard to get along with are often coming from a place of pain. […]

“It’s in My Blood” Feature #9: Sarah Frison | Chronic illnesses. Inherent gifts. Endless possibilities. | www.achronicvoice.com

Featuring Sarah Frison, a Pastry Chef from Belgium Sarah is our first interviewee from Belgium, and she’s also a trained pastry chef! While she is unable to continue on this career path due to chronic illness, she now uses her knowledge to help others by using a stepped nutritional approach. When people approach her for […]

Issue #86: Chronic Illness is Not a Competition & the Validity of Your Pain | www.achronicvoice.com | #chronicpain #chronicillness #healthnews #achronicvoice #spoonielife

Sat, 02 Dec 2017. Issue #86. In this issue: Come join in the last spoonie linkup party of the year! Chronic illness is NOT a competition. When even you start questioning the validity of your own pain. We’re all different and that’s wonderful. A roadtrip survival guide for spoonies. A photographer captures the final year […]

December 2017 Prompts: Recovering, Shopping, Enjoying, Reminiscing & Preparing | www.achronicvoice.com

Prompts for December 2017: recovering, shopping, enjoying, reminiscing and preparing. You’re free to interpret these keywords as you wish, but here’s my own list! I hope you’ll join me in sharing more insight about life with chronic illnesses 🙂 Click here to submit your own entry, and to read what others are up to as […]

December 2017 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses. Click to read/join or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #spoonie #decemberlinkup #chronicillness #linkupparty

Hello and welcome to the last chronic illness linkup party for 2017! Thank you to all of you who have supported and participated so far. I truly look forward every month to discovering more about your world through these shared prompts. So many of us live parallel lives with chronic illnesses, yet it’s so interesting […]

Get to Know Me Better Through These 20 Fun Questions from WheelEscapades! | www.achronicvoice.com

Most Fun Interview Questions So Far! Gemma of WheelEscapades has this fun section on her blog called “Twenty Questions”. It’s a small diversion from the usual disability topics, yet I gained a lot of insight from the answers as well! It’s interesting to enter the mind of someone else, to learn of their desires and […]

Issue #85: Feeling Empowered from Getting Help & Saying 'No' to Certain Obligations | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 25 Nov 2017. Issue #85. In this issue: What do wish lists really reflect about a person? Restoring the balance in your body, especially through nature. Feeling empowered instead of helpless from getting help needed. Saying ‘no’ to obligations that will wear you out. A little trick on how to think positively without feeling […]

What Your Wish List Looks Like When You Have Chronic Illnesses | www.achronicvoice.com

What Do Wish Lists Reflect? What’s on your wish list, and why do you want these things? They tend to contain practical items that make everyday living easier, or luxurious treats that warm the heart. I’m not going to complain if I receive a fancy handbag, expensive perfume or surprise holiday, so go ahead 😉 […]

“It’s in My Blood”: Roy George – A Dramatic Life with a Short Bowel | www.achronicvoice.com

The Wonderful Randomness of the Internet To tell you the truth, I hardly know a thing about Roy; he isn’t in my usual online circle. In fact it was another stranger who linked us up with a few quick words on Twitter and voilà, I have a new, interesting person to feature in this series! […]

Issue #84: Brilliant Sarcasm on How to Fake Chronic Illness & Non-standard Pillows for Better Sleep. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #tophealthtweets #achronicvoice #chronicillness #spoonie

Sat, 18 Nov 2017. Issue #84. In this issue: Chronic illness survival tips from veteran spoonies. Some therapy with cute little Piper 😉 Non-standard pillows that might help with better sleep. A great book that helps both kids and adults understand chronic illness better. The difficulties of finding joy in a lifelong union with pain. […]