Issue #74: The Real Cost of Chronic Illness & How Bad Does Pain Have to be to be Believed? | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 09 Sep 2017. Issue #74. In this issue: How bad does your pain have to be before it’s taken seriously? Chronic illness show and tell with these five prompts for September. Teaching children about Multiple Sclerosis through actions. Your identity within chronic pain. Embrace your feelings and then let them go. A colourful infographic […]

How Essential Oils Can Benefit You: Interview with Sally of "Hope, Health, Healing". Click to read or pin to save for later | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Sally first contacted me when I expressed curiousity and interest towards essential oils on social media. She kindly offered to send some free samples (which I’ve featured in this post), and also agreed to an interview! She shares her knowledge of their benefits both for everyday usage, and as a […]

Issue #68: Acceptance Means Gaining a New Perspective. Click to read or pin to save for later. www.achronicvoice.com

Saturday, 29 Jul 2017. Issue #68. In this edition: Imagine what it feels like when invisible pain becomes visible. When your grandparents are more active than you are. The number one cause of death in the world is from chronic illnesses. 81% of patients report pain relief using Quell. Acceptance means gaining a new perspective, […]

Issue #63: A Seaside Vacation with Migraines & a Male's POV on Fibromyalgia - Click to read or pin to save for later - www.achronicvoice.com

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017. Issue #63. In this edition: Trying flotation therapy for chronic pain relief. Happiness starts right at home in our hearts. Tips for managing PoTs this summer season. I can give some more, despite whatever I feel. Going on a seaside vacation with migraines. Nine ways to manage chronic pain and self-care. […]

Stress Management: How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh - click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings on mindfulness and peace are popular worldwide due to their simplicity. “How to Relax” is one of the many books in his “Mindfulness Essentials” series. There is also “How to Sit”, “How to Eat”, “How to Love” and more. Today’s review focusses on “How to Relax”, a book you can absorb […]

Issue #60: Happiness is an Inside Job & "I Miss Being Fabulous". Click to read top health tweets or pin to save for later. - A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 3 Jun 2017. Issue #60. In this edition: Spoonies share their favourite things to do while stuck in bed with pain. Insight into how a ‘good day’ with chronic illness works. Gorgeous illustration – “I miss being fabulous”. 30 very relatable things about living with fibromyalgia. Happiness is an inside job. Pacing and moderating […]

#projChronicWisdom: Secret Motivation Tips for When You’re Unmotivated | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

Theme: Secret Motivation Tips for When You’re Unmotivated Question: We all have those days where we aren’t motivated to do anything. Everything becomes labourious, and we just want to lie in bed and stare at the wall. What is your best method of dealing with this? How do you get yourself up and going again? […]

#100WritingDays Roundup 4: Secret Tips on Attracting Awesomeness

This week’s stories go a little philosophical as we muse on love vs dignity. There’s also a secret tip on how to attract the best kinds of people in the universe (hint: it’s kind of a wussy thing to do). Finally, I share my experience of the year I caught tuberculosis. It formed an alliance […]

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: 16 Applications in Chronic Illness (Full Post) | A Chronic Voice

*If you’ve already read part 1 and part 2, you can skip right to part 3! *Note: This post contains affiliate links. It will not cost you anything to click on them, but I will get a small referral fee from any purchase, which will be used to maintain this blog. Thank you. With 10 […]

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: 16 Applications in Chronic Illness: Part II | A Chronic Voice

This is part two of a three part book review, “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. This book is full of great takeaways for those struggling to cope with chronic illness. I am sure many of us can also relate to the concepts within, as to be sick is to be a prisoner in […]

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: 16 Applications in Chronic Illness: Part 1 | A Chronic Voice

With 10 million copies sold, Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” is one of the most popular books of our times. He wrote it in only nine days, but it is full of thought provoking questions and wisdom. His thoughts on this timeless question – ‘what is the meaning of life?’ – are easy to […]

A Chronic Voice: #besideChronicBedside: What's by Your Bedside?

Join Me in Populating the Hashtag: #besideChronicBedside I started a little hashtag, which I hope sounds somewhat catchy! #besideChronicBedside (currently blank; I need your help to get it going!) captures the everyday lives of those with chronic illness, with a quick shot of their bedside tables. We all keep little objects beside us, things that […]

A Chronic aAre You a Capable Person? What Does That Even Mean? | A Chronic VoiceVoice: What is Capability, Really?

The Modern Day Definition of Capability One of the definitions of the word ‘capable’ yields, “having power and ability; efficient; competent”. How does modern society perceive this? Perhaps you might picture a powerful woman, who not only leads a multinational corporation, but also has three kids, a dog and runs half marathons on a regular […]