Empathizing with a Spoonie: What You Need to Know. Guest Post by Sierra Martin for "Xo Faith". | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Many people who live with chronic illness have probably heard of the term ‘spoonie’, if not, the original explanation can be found on Christine Miserando’s site. I personally use it because it’s much more succinct than repeating ‘chronic illness person’ ad nauseam 😉 Sierra is a writer for “XO Faith”, […]

In this issue: Chronic Illness Bloggers is expanding once again! When disabled people judge someone with invisible illness too, what more about healthy folks? 20 of the healthiest foods on earth, yet can still be harmful to those with blood clotting disorders. | www.achronicvoice.com | #tophealthnews #chronicillness #autoimmunedisorders #spoonielife #healthtips #chronicpain

Fri, 16 Feb 2018. Issue #97. In this issue: The natural initial response of fighting against a harsh chronic illness diagnosis. Why it isn’t fun or exciting being home all day due to illness. Chronic Illness Bloggers is expanding once again! An Instant pot soup recipe that’s good for your gut and soul. When disabled […]

A Beautiful e-Book Full of Uplifting Messages, Quotes & Illustrations! | www.achronicvoice.com

I Finally Got It Done I’m excited to publish this little e-book of mine, it only took two years 😉 It’s based on one of my personal favourite posts, “7 Reminders for Those Dim Days When You Lose Your Way”. In addition to the original messages, it also comes with relevant quotes and beautiful illustrations! […]

In this issue: Honouring the most intimate relationship you’ll ever have – that with your body. How it feels when you need a walker as a 20 year old. “Letting down” so many people must be devastating – Lady Gaga cancels 10 concerts due to severe fibromyalgia pain. Asking your pain questions in an attempt to release it. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #tophealthnews #spoonies #chronicillness #chronicpain

Sat, 10 Feb 2018. Issue #96. In this issue: Honouring the most intimate relationship you’ll ever have – that with your body. How it feels when you need a walker as a 20 year old. Actions don’t always match the consequences with chronic illness. “Letting down” so many people must be devastating – Lady Gaga […]

Getting to Know Gemma of “Wheelescapades” in 20 Random Questions | www.achronicvoice.com

Featuring Gemma Orton of “Wheelescapades” Gemma runs an interesting blog called “Wheelescapades”, which covers much ground on life with disability and accessibility. Despite being in a wheelchair, she still travels, attends concerts and high tea sessions, and lives a full life. I participated in the “Twenty Questions” series on her blog, and it was by […]

How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Your Body, Even with Chronic Illness | www.achronicvoice.com

I’m sure you’ve noticed the commodities of love mushrooming around us at an alarming speed. Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming right up 😉 Amidst all the expressions of romantic love, I’d like to take some time to honour the bond I have with my body. It’s after all, the most intimate relationship I’ll ever have. […]

In this issue: The validation and understanding that comes from others in pain, because healthy people don’t get it. Why people mask their depression and even suicidal thoughts. Products that help with painsomnia, such as pregnancy pillows! The boring story of chronic life, because there’s no climax or conclusion. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 03 Feb 2018. Issue #95. In this issue: The emotional toll when people don’t believe that you’re in pain. When those who are supposed to protect you in society are ignorant. The validation and understanding that comes from others in pain, because healthy people don’t get it. Brain fog is exactly how it sounds […]

February 2018 Prompts: Adapting, Practicing, Realising, Celebrating, Inviting | www.achronicvoice.com

*Click here to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Adapting to the ebb and flow of my body amidst illness. You’d think that after all this time, I would have gotten used to it by now, but no. It’s a little like sitting on a plane […]

And just like that, we’re already into the second month of the new year. Without further ado, here are the prompts for the February linkup. I am excited to read about your chronic illness life, and to see what you have in store for the month! | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #februarylinkup #linkup #february #spoonielife #chronicillness

And just like that, we’re already into the second month of the new year. I’d like to wish you Merry Christmas in advance 😉 Bad joke aside, I hope you had a good start and for those who made some resolutions, I hope they’re going well! February is a lovey-dovey month for some, with Valentine’s […]

Issue #94: Paying with Pain for Trying to be Normal & Working Full-Time by Managing Our Health. Click to read more or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #chronicillness #healthnews #chronicpain #spoonies #awareness

Sat, 28 Jan 2018. Issue #94. In this issue: It can be a big help when healthcare professionals validate your pain. Smiling a lot to release happy hormones. The different types of tasks service dogs do. Paying with pain for trying to do things that any young adult would. When giving up feels like a […]

In this issue: Up close and personal with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Jennifer Brea’s film, “Unrest”. Designing a new menstrual cup for disabled women out of necessity. The difficult question of disability and ability to work. Why it’s important not to hide your pain and feelings. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #healthnews #spoonielife #chronicillness #painmanagement

Sat, 20 Jan 2018. Issue #93. In this issue: Up close and personal with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Jennifer Brea’s film, “Unrest”. Designing a new menstrual cup for disabled women out of necessity. When doctors should be on your side, but aren’t. When everyone seems to be adulting, but not you. The difficult question of […]