Why Self-Acceptance is Important When You Have a Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice

*Note: Self-acceptance is one of my favourite subjects to discuss and talk about, so when Kelsey offered to write a guest post about this topic, I was excited. As the tagline of this blog states, ‘articulating lifelong illnesses from various perspectives’, I am always eager to hear your point of view. There are thousands of […]

Connecting With Your Loved Ones with Chronic Illness: Tips for Improving Their Day | A Chronic Voice

Chronic illness is perhaps one of the hardest things that a person will have to deal with in his or her life. Whether a person is diagnosed with a chronic illness, or a significant other/loved one is, chronic illness will take a toll on a person. Chronic illness is an issue that isn’t talked about […]

29 Best Tips on How to Cope with Isolation at Home (from People Who Have Done and Will Do This All Their Lives) | A Chronic Voice

People with chronic illnesses and/or disabilities are no strangers to being stuck at home in isolation. Many are unable to work full-time, or only have enough energy to go out for essentials tasks such as grocery shopping and doctor appointments. And even these activities require pacing and planning, to ensure that there is minimal post-exertion […]

Issue #210: For Many with Chronic Illness, Lockdown Life is Pretty Much the Norm & Sometimes We Just Need to Hang in There and Ride it Out | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 24 April 2020. Issue #210. In this issue: It’s okay to be in survival mode, remind yourself that things will not always be this way. Those who live with chronic and mental illness know what it’s like to be in lockdown every day – share your best tips in this form. Social care in […]

12 Simple Lessons You Can Use to Manage Stress Today | A Chronic Voice

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 features the best tips for stress management that I found […]

Issue #209: The Everyday Lives of Those with Chronic Illness & Breathing is Most Effective for Stress Management

Friday, 17 April 2020. Issue #209. In this issue: Becoming intimate with the elements of life, as a result of chronic illness. There is always a glimmer of hope, as long as you’re alive. Recognising the therapeutic role of art this World Art Day. A timeless linkup that showcases the everyday lives of those with […]

Issue 208: The Hope That We Will Not be Forgotten After the COVID-19 Pandemic Ends & Using Nasty Experiences as Opportunities for Advocacy | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 10 April 2020. Issue #208. In this issue: Using nasty experiences as an opportunity to turn the tables for advocacy purposes. The ableism that is rampant in the workplace and society, as accommodations can clearly be made as seen in this pandemic, but aren’t. Chronic pain doesn’t give you a break; it trails along […]

Issue #207: The Idea that You Will ‘Never Recover’ is Incomprehensible to Most People & It’s Okay to Feel Joy (or None) in the Midst of Your Struggles | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 03 April 2020. Issue #207. In this issue: The idea that you will ‘never recover’ is incomprehensible to most people, and chronic illness has no beginning or end. Home is where the…medications are. The possibilities and quality of life that painkillers return to chronic pain patients. After you’ve gone through a bout of bad […]

Issue #206: Why So Many Who are Passive Suicidal Do Not Dare to Seek Help & Sadly, the Coronavirus Situation is a Taste of What Chronic Life is Like | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 27 March 2020. Issue #206. In this issue: The innate stigma of passive suicidal ideation, and why so many people do not dare speak up and seek help. There is a difference between being true to yourself, and being intractable. Motivational tip: Focus only on what you need to achieve right now, and take […]