Chronic Illness is Unpredictable, but You Don't Always Have to Fear the Unknown | www.achronicvoice.com

*This post was first published on prohealth.com, and is republished here with permission from the editors. What’s your plan for retirement? Does nothing concrete come to mind? What about in 10 years, or maybe just five? What about tomorrow, or this evening? I admit to drawing a blank in my mind to most of these […]

Issue #89: An Interesting Peek into One Spoonie’s Life & the Draining Effect of Endless Fatigue. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 23 Dec 2017. Issue #89. In this issue: Those who live with chronic illnesses may find holidays and events dreadful; here’s what you can do. Learning to be okay with chronic illness, but making changes where possible. Practical perspectives and ideas for coping with chronic pain. The draining effect of endless fatigue. An interesting […]

Life with Chronic Illness: Happiness & Pain Can Co-exist | www.achronicvoice.com

*This post was first published on februarystars.co.uk A Day in the Life of Chronic Pain My partner massaged shampoo into my hair as I hunched over in the bathtub, shivering with pain. His finger movements were awkward but gentle, which made it all the more endearing. The pain was unbearable, yet I had insisted on […]

Issue #87: True Self-Care Goes Beyond Pampering & the Isolation from Chronic Pain During the Holidays. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #tophealthtweets #achronicvoice #chronicillness

Sat, 09 Dec 2017. Issue #87. In this issue: True self-care goes beyond salt baths and chocolate cakes. When brain plasticity goes wild from chronic pain. A terrifying glimpse into the dark world of ME/CFS through the film, “Unrest”. Those who are hard to get along with are often coming from a place of pain. […]

Issue #86: Chronic Illness is Not a Competition & the Validity of Your Pain | www.achronicvoice.com | #chronicpain #chronicillness #healthnews #achronicvoice #spoonielife

Sat, 02 Dec 2017. Issue #86. In this issue: Come join in the last spoonie linkup party of the year! Chronic illness is NOT a competition. When even you start questioning the validity of your own pain. We’re all different and that’s wonderful. A roadtrip survival guide for spoonies. A photographer captures the final year […]

Issue #85: Feeling Empowered from Getting Help & Saying 'No' to Certain Obligations | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 25 Nov 2017. Issue #85. In this issue: What do wish lists really reflect about a person? Restoring the balance in your body, especially through nature. Feeling empowered instead of helpless from getting help needed. Saying ‘no’ to obligations that will wear you out. A little trick on how to think positively without feeling […]

Issue #84: Brilliant Sarcasm on How to Fake Chronic Illness & Non-standard Pillows for Better Sleep. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #tophealthtweets #achronicvoice #chronicillness #spoonie

Sat, 18 Nov 2017. Issue #84. In this issue: Chronic illness survival tips from veteran spoonies. Some therapy with cute little Piper 😉 Non-standard pillows that might help with better sleep. A great book that helps both kids and adults understand chronic illness better. The difficulties of finding joy in a lifelong union with pain. […]

Top Health Tweets Issue #80: That Feeling When You Get a Doctor Who Listens & Tips to End Painsomnia | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 21 Oct. Issue #80. In this issue: How I learned to befriend my inner child. Tips to end the vicious painsomnia cycle. Q&A: What are some secret pockets of time you look forward to every day? Adaptation is our greatest strength and flaw as human beings. Living a passion-filled life with Multiple Sclerosis. When […]

Issue #79: Things You Fear When You Live with Pain & Being Sincere with Your Positivity | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 14 Oct 2017. Issue #79. In this issue: Things you fear when you live with pain, but can’t quite explain. Being sincere with your positivity. Widening our views of disability. How travel and minimalism can help to cope with chronic pain. How to cope with chronic pain while travelling, and why it’s important to […]

Issue #78: Pampering as a Tool to Manage Pain & Tips for Working with Chronic Illness | www.achronicvoice.com

07 October, Saturday. Issue #78. In this edition: Join the October spoonie party! Seeing beyond our own scope of suffering. Using minimalism to cope with chronic pain. Pampering as a tool to manage chronic pain. Tips for working with chronic illness. Tips for coping with anxiety, depression and sadness. Everybody loves a hot water bottle, […]

Issue #76: The Chronic Smile of Sick People & Truths about Self-Love | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 23 Sep 2017. Issue #76. In this issue: Why a chronic pain sufferer plasters on a smile. What’s love when you’re ill? Your scars a warning to future monsters. Insight from Kamilah Howard on living well with chronic illness. The pain scale and prisoner trapped within. Coping through making light of situations. 15 truths […]