“It’s in My Blood” Feature #4: Shannon Giroux | www.achronicvoice.com

Featuring Shannon Giroux of “MSnubutterflies” Shannon sure has plenty of creative veins, and loves being hands on with her passions. Some are quite personal to her, such as drawing. Others she’s more than happy to spread around, such as good food! She goes from whipping up new recipes in the kitchen, to building new DIY […]

Issue #79: Things You Fear When You Live with Pain & Being Sincere with Your Positivity | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 14 Oct 2017. Issue #79. In this issue: Things you fear when you live with pain, but can’t quite explain. Being sincere with your positivity. Widening our views of disability. How travel and minimalism can help to cope with chronic pain. How to cope with chronic pain while travelling, and why it’s important to […]

How to be a Positive Thinker: Without the Unicorns & Rainbows | www.achronicvoice.com

Wait…What? I woke up feeling like crap. One of those depressive days that arrive unannounced, bringing joint aches and other friends along with it. “Today is a bad day” was the very first thought that surfaced in my mind. And then, I paused to think about what I had just thought about without even thinking […]

Issue #78: Pampering as a Tool to Manage Pain & Tips for Working with Chronic Illness | www.achronicvoice.com

07 October, Saturday. Issue #78. In this edition: Join the October spoonie party! Seeing beyond our own scope of suffering. Using minimalism to cope with chronic pain. Pampering as a tool to manage chronic pain. Tips for working with chronic illness. Tips for coping with anxiety, depression and sadness. Everybody loves a hot water bottle, […]

It's in My Blood Feature #3: Carole Griffitts | "It's in My Blood" Series | www.achronicvoice.com

Featuring Carole Griffitts of “Navigating the Storms” We’re really impressed with Carole’s passion for computers, considering that many her age shun or struggle with them! In fact, she was game for trying out a couple technical things while collaborating for this post, which was amazing! Apart from computers, she’s also into needle crafts, camping and […]

October 2017 Prompts: Inspiring, Dreaming, Reducing, Creating, Listening. Click to read & participate, or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

What or who will you be inspiring, dreaming, reducing, creating and listening for the month of October? You’re free to interpret these keywords however you wish; here’s my own list! I hope you’ll join me here on this parallel journey that’s similar yet different in so many ways 🙂 Inspiring with the new “It’s in […]

Issue #77: How Chronic Illness Steals from Your Self-Worth & 21 Insights into Living the Spoonie Life. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 30 Sep 2017. Issue #77. In this issue: How chronic illness steals from your self-worth through identity theft. 21 insights into living the spoonie life. A project featuring real people with illnesses, passions and talents all in one. What to wear when you have hypersensitive fibromyalgia skin. Why one in four Brits avoid talking […]

“It’s in My Blood” Feature #2: Cheyanne Perry of "Hospital Princess" | www.achronicvoice.com

Featuring Cheyanne Perry of “Hospital Princess” Cheyanne is one of my favourite chronic illness bloggers out there. She lives with mast cell disease, which makes her allergic to pretty much everything in the world 🙁 Despite that, she writes with such eloquence, fairness and joy. Apart from writing, she also enjoys knitting and vegan baking. […]

“It’s in My Blood” Series #1: Sarah Poitras | www.achronicvoice.com

Featuring Sarah Poitras in Our First Edition! What do people with chronic illnesses do every day? Do they even get any enjoyment out of life?! I think there’s no better way to kick off this brand new series than to feature Sarah Poitras of Travel Breathe Repeat! Despite having a progressive lung disease, she travelled […]

"It's in My Blood": Featuring People with Illnesses, Passions & Talents. Join us on www.achronicvoice.com

What’s This All About? Welcome to this brand new series on the blog! We will be featuring people who live with chronic illnesses, except that we won’t be talking about illnesses at all (plenty of space on our individual blogs for that!). Instead, we’ll be focussing on their natural talents and passions in life. I […]

Issue #76: The Chronic Smile of Sick People & Truths about Self-Love | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 23 Sep 2017. Issue #76. In this issue: Why a chronic pain sufferer plasters on a smile. What’s love when you’re ill? Your scars a warning to future monsters. Insight from Kamilah Howard on living well with chronic illness. The pain scale and prisoner trapped within. Coping through making light of situations. 15 truths […]

How Do You Bounce Back from A Mental Illness That You Can't Recover From? | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Angela started blogging after she was diagnosed with major depression and general anxiety disorder, which subsequently spiralled into a long list of other mental disorders. She hopes to raise awareness on these highly stigmatised illnesses, and we’re honoured to have her here with us today: Depression. ADHD and OCD tendencies. […]

Issue #75: The Power of “I Believe You” & Death by Board Games and Tea. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 16 Sep 2017. Issue #75. In this issue: The little thing society can do for those in chronic pain. “I believe you” – three very powerful words. Changing our world views in order to thrive with chronic illness. How to keep your house clean even while ill. Spoonie problems: death by board games and […]

Back Pain Blues? A Physiotherapist Shares Some Tips. | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Jeremy and Joanna are both physiotherapists who have been travelling around the world since 2010, working in all sorts of interesting places! They are committed to staying as healthy as possible while on the road. Today Jeremy shares some basic insight into back pain from a physiotherapist’s perspective, and also […]