Issue #232: The Difficulty of Dealing with Emotions When in Constant Pain & You May Feel Helpless, But Just Showing Up Can Mean a Great Deal | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 25 September 2020. Issue #232. In this issue: Whilst society has been led to believe that disabilities equal wheelchairs, disability actually comes in all shapes and sizes. The rudeness of doctors when you’re in pain can be doubly hard to bear. You may feel tiny and helpless, but just showing up for a friend […]

Issue #230: The Assumption That Young Adults Can’t Get Seriously Ill & Blogging is Gruelling so You Need to Take Care of Your Health First | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 11 September 2020. Issue #230. In this issue: To stay motivated, you need to really believe in and show your subconscious how much you will benefit from a new behaviour. Activities that allow for sitting such as horseriding don’t affect blood pressure too much, which some people with POTS are able to do. Many […]

Issue #228: Self Compassion is it Root of Self-Care & We Have the Right to Understand What Our Treatments Do as Patients

Friday, 28 August 2020. Issue #228. In this issue: Simply being there for someone in pain can mean the world to them. Expanding the Chronic Illness Social Pod together as a team. Twitter can be great for advocacy issues, and it can be encouraging to see chronic illnesses recognised and campaigned for. Positivity can become […]

Issue #225: Medical Gaslighting Which Leads You to Question Your Chronic Pain & The Difficulties of a Wheelchair User with Social Distancing | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 07 August 2020. Issue #225. In this issue: There will be many pleasant surprises as you get to know yourself better (inspirational video). When medical gaslighting causes a patient to question their chronic pain and its reality. With over 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, we likely know someone who lives with an […]

Chronic Pain: How to Approach a Loved One Without Pushing Them Away | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Dana Hall is a clinical psychologist who lives with an autoimmune disease herself, which made me excited to have her guest post on the blog! I always love reading professional tips written by a fellow chronic illness person. She specialises in trauma therapy, relationship dynamics, and chronic pain management. She […]

Issue #223: How to Find a Supportive Chronic Illness Community Online & Mobility Aids Can Help Save You Time, Energy and Pain | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 24 July 2020. Issue #223. In this issue: Sometimes nourishing yourself means subtracting, and not adding more into your life. How to find a supportive chronic illness community online using social media and more. Don’t put pressure on yourself to be ‘productive’ all day; pay attention to what your mind and body need, too. […]