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 […]

#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 […]

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. […]

Metaphors for Chronic Illnesses | A Chronic Voice

A thought-provoking excerpt from a book I was reading, which I find very applicable here: “Metaphor is the currency of knowledge. I have spent my life learning incredible amounts of disparate, disconnected, obscure, useless pieces of knowledge, and they have turned out to be, almost all of them, extremely useful. Why. Because there is no […]

A Day in the Life: Why Social Functions Are So Exhausting For Us

So your friend with a chronic illness has rejected your party invitation…again. Or they’ve included a list of T&Cs just in case they have to bail last minute. What’s up with that? Do they hate you or something? I booked a champagne brunch the other day for the boy’s birthday and thought, why not use […]