In this issue: Acceptance doesn't mean giving up, but focussing on what you can rather than what you can't do. How many spoonies would like for society to treat them - with less judgement and more understanding. The biggest struggle of people with invisible illnesses is the lack of belief in their pains. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #tophealthtweets #healthnews #spoonies #chronicillness #healthcare

Saturday, 19 May 2018. Issue #110. In this issue: Life encompasses all ways of living; you don’t have to tie yourself down to a narrow frame of ‘strength’. Acceptance doesn’t mean giving up, but focussing on what you can rather than what you can’t do. How many spoonies would like for society to treat them […]

You Don't Have to be Strong, You Just Have to be a Little Stronger Than Before | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note: This post was first published on prohealth.com, and is republished here with permission from the editors. When Inspiration Becomes the Standard We often tell ourselves or others to ‘be strong’ or to ‘be brave’. Instead of instilling inspiration, these statements can sometimes provoke the opposite effect. It becomes another standard we have to meet, […]

Issue #109: The Problem with the Word 'Tired' & the Importance of Being Your Own Health Advocate. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #spoonies #healthnews #tophealthtweets #chronicillness #healthcare #healthandwellness

Saturday, 12 May 2018. Issue #109. In this issue: Many spoonies manage to hide their pains really well, to the point where we can’t even identify each other! The importance of being your own biggest health advocate, and holding onto hope. Showing gratitude to our mothers, who never fail to show up despite feelings or […]

What's it Like to be the Mother of a Sick Child? (Precious Insights from My Own Mum) | www.achronicvoice.com

Life’s Ultimate Superheroes There’s no need to state the obvious I suppose, but many mothers are the ultimate superheroes in everyday life. They’re the ones who show up when things get rough, and showing up once is the easiest part! Unlike the movies where superheroes calm calamities in an instant, real life problems require steadfast […]

Issue #108: In this issue: How coping with chronic illness may seem 'high maintenance' to healthy people, but really isn't. You need to be your own biggest advocate, even if you have a great doctor. An interview with an ME/CFS sufferer - bad is bearable, but it's often worse than that. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #invisibleillness #achronicvoice #chronicillness #spoonies #healthnews #healthcare

Saturday, 05 2018. Issue #108. In this issue: Why sleep isn’t a luxury, but a necessity. Goodnight to Archer, my blue parrotlet 🙁 Downsizing your living space because of poor health requires all of your coping skills. The May linkup party is out – amazing how time whizzes by! Being questioned from using a disability […]

May 2018 Prompts: Remembering, Caring, Entertaining, Designing & Believing | www.achronicvoice.com | #spoonies #achronicvoice #prompts #mayprompts #chronicillness

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! *Trigger Warning: This post contains some sad pictures and topics on sickness and death. Remembering JC’s siblings who died too young. Last month, I marvelled over the births of five tiny parrotlet lives. Unfortunately, only one of […]

Issue #107: When People Think You're Well Just Because You're Smiling & Easy, Nourishing Meals for the Days When You Just Can't. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #healthnews #chronicillness #chronicpain #spoonie

Saturday, 28 April 2018. Issue #107. In this issue: Your vote in the Bloggers Bash would be greatly appreciated! 🙂 What’s worse than living with chronic pain, is when others don’t believe you. There are no benefits to being ill, but we do attract the best kinds of people in the world. A glimpse of […]

In this issue: There is no need to apologise for an illness you didn’t ask for. Taking meds to tamp down pain levels, barely enough to get everyday duties done. Being ill doesn’t discount you from the right to be in a happy relationship, or the ability to contribute in different ways. Click to read more or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #chronicillness #spoonies #health #achronicvoice #medicine

Saturday, 21 April 2018. Issue #106. In this issue: There is no need to apologise for an illness you didn’t ask for. Taking meds to tamp down pain levels, barely enough to get everyday duties done. Learning that a slower pace of life is healthier in the long run. The grey area of passive suicide. […]