Stress Management: How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh - click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings on mindfulness and peace are popular worldwide due to their simplicity. “How to Relax” is one of the many books in his “Mindfulness Essentials” series. There is also “How to Sit”, “How to Eat”, “How to Love” and more. Today’s review focusses on “How to Relax”, a book you can absorb […]

#100WritingDays Roundup 6: Eternal Sunshine of a Pain-Free Life | Click to read or pin to save for later | www.achronicvoice.com

The act of house moving isn’t just a physical activity, but also a mental one. Examining the reasons for posting feel-good quotes on Instagram, when situations aren’t always positive. The big lessons on instinct a little bird can teach. Thoughts on the eternal search for happiness, despite thoughts of doom. 18: House moving: mental test […]

10 Visible Evidence of a Body Gone Rogue | A Chronic Voice

*Notice Before Proceeding: Images of blood, needles and flesh. Don’t worry, not that gruesome 😉 Chronic illnesses are frustrating because they’re invisible. We look healthy yet the pain under our skin can be excruciating. But is pain ever fully invisible? Painkillers can help mask the evidence, but for those with chronic pain, they provide minimal […]

Issue #53: Healthy Purple Doughnuts and the Freezing Bite of One Tick | A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 15 Apr 2017. Issue #53. In this edition: A spotlight on Lyme disease – when your body can no longer regulate temperature, and don’t forget to wear tick repellent! Delicious, healthy recipes for chronic cooks. A fantastic list of educational resources on medical marijuana. The importance of self care to care for others better. […]

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: 16 Applications in Chronic Illness (Full Post) | A Chronic Voice

*If you’ve already read part 1 and part 2, you can skip right to part 3! *Note: This post contains affiliate links. It will not cost you anything to click on them, but I will get a small referral fee from any purchase, which will be used to maintain this blog. Thank you. With 10 […]

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: 16 Applications in Chronic Illness: Part II | A Chronic Voice

This is part two of a three part book review, “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. This book is full of great takeaways for those struggling to cope with chronic illness. I am sure many of us can also relate to the concepts within, as to be sick is to be a prisoner in […]

We take a glimpse into life with chronic illness as a young person in three short stories this week. Candid, insightful & humourous, we hope you enjoy them! | A Chronic Voice

There are three new stories in this week’s roundup for you! A candid glimpse into living with chronic illness as a young person, and learning to accept your body. If you really stop to think about it, it’s a wondrous creation despite all the flaws. I hope these stories bring a chuckle or add some […]

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: 16 Applications in Chronic Illness: Part 1 | A Chronic Voice

With 10 million copies sold, Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” is one of the most popular books of our times. He wrote it in only nine days, but it is full of thought provoking questions and wisdom. His thoughts on this timeless question – ‘what is the meaning of life?’ – are easy to […]

Not a Big Deal, Until You Experience it for Real | A Chronic Voice

Many chronic conditions are often overlooked because they don’t sound that painful or difficult to deal with. The person may even look well! Are they just craving attention, being lazy or faking it? Before experiencing these symptoms for myself, I too, have been guilty of ignorant and unkind thoughts within the privacy of my mind. […]

A Chronic Voice: 4 Everyday Scenarios We’re Not Sure How to be Polite About and Why

There are many things that healthy people do because, well, it’s pretty normal to do so. Yet such actions might be detrimental to a person with a compromised or weak immune system. This includes people with chronic or terminal illnesses, the young, pregnant and old. Not all the following scenarios are wrong per se, and […]

A Chronic Voice: #besideChronicBedside: What's by Your Bedside?

Join Me in Populating the Hashtag: #besideChronicBedside I started a little hashtag, which I hope sounds somewhat catchy! #besideChronicBedside (currently blank; I need your help to get it going!) captures the everyday lives of those with chronic illness, with a quick shot of their bedside tables. We all keep little objects beside us, things that […]