Issue #174: Chronic Pain is a Suicide Risk That’s Often Ignored & Acceptance of the Slow Life with Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 17 August 2019. Issue #174. In this issue: Chronic pain is a suicide risk that is too often ignored. Trying to socialise with chronic illness takes a lot of effort, just getting to the event in itself is exhausting. Whilst chronic illness is hardly funny, sometimes we just need to laugh at ourselves. The […]

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 […]

Issue #172: Functional Movement Exercises to Move Naturally Every Day & Get in Touch with Your Sense of Humour to Brighten Your Perspective | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 02 August 2019. Issue #172. In this issue: The guilt felt when you need to ask your 75 year old mum with health problems of her own for help. Functional movement exercises to help you move naturally every day. If you pay attention to those with invisible illnesses, you will realise just how visible […]

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 […]

5 Essential Tips for Living with a Common Digestive Disorder | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

*Note: This is a sponsored post. This list is a general guide for common health conditions, and should not be taken as medical advice. Always be sure to check with your doctor before you start on any new treatment or protocol. Whether you experience regular diarrhea, heartburn, bloating, or stomach cramps, living with a digestive […]

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 […]