The Annoying Thing About Antiphospholipid Syndrome (and Then Some) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note: I am not a doctor. This article is based on my personal experiences as a patient, and research from medical journals and resources that are reliable as far as I know. Nothing should be substituted for medical advice. Everyone is different, so please consult your own doctor before changing or adding new treatment protocols. […]

In this issue 111: Being honesty with your therapist is vital if you want to heal and/or manage your mental health. Some of our ‘true friends’ are strangers online, who understand our pain completely. Striking a happy balance between caregiving and a healthy relationship. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #tophealthtweets #healthnews #chronicillness #chronicpain #spoonies

Saturday, 26 May 2018. Issue #111. In this issue: Thoughtful gifts for a friend in need can include services, such running errands. That guilty feeling when you can’t contribute equally to a relationship. Celebrities may have more resources, but it doesn’t mean that they’re in less pain, or deserve less empathy. Ways to reduce stress, […]

Flowers are the Most Beautiful When They're Just About to Die (and What That's Got to Do with Being a Spoonie) | www.achronicvoice.com

A Surprising Thought During a Floral Workshop Recently, I attended a floral workshop as part of a good friend’s hen’s party. Such classes aren’t that cheap, so in a way I was glad to finally have an ‘excuse’ to go for one without feeling guilty 😉 (P.s. I understand why they’re charged at those rates, […]

How Trauma Therapy Helped Me to Deal With PTSD | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: The term ‘PTSD’ is often associated with war veterans, yet trauma can stem from many other life circumstances as well. This includes things like accidents, childhood abuse, chronic pain, and other stressful situations. Some of the signs of PTSD are suicidal thoughts, insomnia, and recurrent flashbacks of the life-changing moment. […]

In this issue: Acceptance doesn't mean giving up, but focussing on what you can rather than what you can't do. How many spoonies would like for society to treat them - with less judgement and more understanding. The biggest struggle of people with invisible illnesses is the lack of belief in their pains. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #tophealthtweets #healthnews #spoonies #chronicillness #healthcare

Saturday, 19 May 2018. Issue #110. In this issue: Life encompasses all ways of living; you don’t have to tie yourself down to a narrow frame of ‘strength’. Acceptance doesn’t mean giving up, but focussing on what you can rather than what you can’t do. How many spoonies would like for society to treat them […]

You Don't Have to be Strong, You Just Have to be a Little Stronger Than Before | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note: This post was first published on prohealth.com, and is republished here with permission from the editors. When Inspiration Becomes the Standard We often tell ourselves or others to ‘be strong’ or to ‘be brave’. Instead of instilling inspiration, these statements can sometimes provoke the opposite effect. It becomes another standard we have to meet, […]

Issue #109: The Problem with the Word 'Tired' & the Importance of Being Your Own Health Advocate. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #spoonies #healthnews #tophealthtweets #chronicillness #healthcare #healthandwellness

Saturday, 12 May 2018. Issue #109. In this issue: Many spoonies manage to hide their pains really well, to the point where we can’t even identify each other! The importance of being your own biggest health advocate, and holding onto hope. Showing gratitude to our mothers, who never fail to show up despite feelings or […]

What's it Like to be the Mother of a Sick Child? (Precious Insights from My Own Mum) | www.achronicvoice.com

Life’s Ultimate Superheroes There’s no need to state the obvious I suppose, but many mothers are the ultimate superheroes in everyday life. They’re the ones who show up when things get rough, and showing up once is the easiest part! Unlike the movies where superheroes calm calamities in an instant, real life problems require steadfast […]