Issue #161: Hundreds of People Share What Helps Them to Regain Independence & Ride a Pain Flare Out Gently to Minimise Its Impact Featured Image

Friday, 17 May 2019. Issue #161. In this issue: Hundreds of people share their tips and thoughts on what helps them regain some independence in life. The scepticism and lack of specialist care services in many parts of the world for ME/CFS. The foreign notion of ‘never recovering’ that healthy people can’t grasp. When your […]

April 2019 Prompts: Tiring, Educating, Receiving, Giving & Quieting | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Tiring It’s been a tough year for me so far, especially in March. None of my monthly goals have been met, ironically due to ‘normal people’ sicknesses, i.e. bronchitis and dengue fever. I’ve mostly been bed bound, […]

Issue #151: Befriending Strangers with Chronic Illness Online Can be a Lifeline & Your Scars are Wisdom Made Flesh | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 01 March 2019. Issue #151. In this issue: Years of isolation can have a negative effect on your mental health, no matter how much you enjoy being alone. Basic manners we were taught growing up are missing on social media. When you have such a rare disease, speaking up about it matters that much […]

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Angela wrote “I May Be Chronically Ill, but I’m Also Chronically Resilient” on our blog last year, and she’s now back with a follow up piece! (That article was also featured on the Top 10 list from 2018, by the way.) In the previous article, she talked about a system […]

Issue #143: Facebook Support Groups that are Actually Positive & Don't Judge When a Sick Person is Out Having that Rare Day of Fun | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 04 Jan 2019. Issue #143. In this issue: Focusing on your pain and problems can be a waste of precious time and energy. Why are people so quick to judge the reality of your pain when you’re out having a good time? Letting go of old baggage in the new year. Travelling as means […]

January 2019 Prompts: Dedicating, Establishing, Breaking, Strengthening & Allowing | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Dedicating I feel like I’ve been drifting upon a wide, open ocean for the past few years. I’ve neither been swept away by furious storms nor drowned yet, but I don’t seem headed anywhere either. I don’t […]

Issue #140: Things We Wished Our Colleagues Knew & the Unwanted Life Lesson of Asking for Help | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 14 December 2018. Issue #140. In this issue: Tips from real people, for coping with cold and winter. Showing some empathy, providing a listening ear, and other tips for being a better friend. Insight for colleagues on the fluctuation of good and bad days. The wish to try medical marijuana for pain relief, apart […]

Best Tips for Preventing a Pain Flare (from 40 People with Chronic Illness) | www.achronicvoice.com

Part Two of Three: Preventing Pain Flares Before They Hit This is a three-part series all about pain flares caused by chronic illness. (You can find links for the other two at the end of this post.) In this second part of the series, we share our best coping strategies to prevent these flares from […]

The Value in Seeking Out Moments of Gratitude (and How to do it) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Lisa is writing a series of guest posts on the blog on effective methods to cope with chronic illness, principles which she has applied to her own life with success. In this article, she shares how her initial skepticism (and even derision!) about using a gratitude journal turned into an […]