Why I Moved from SiteGround to Cloudways (and Couldn’t be Happier). Plus Cute Puppy Pics & A New Pacing Strategy.

A bit of a mishmash of topics this month for my linkup entry, but why not?! Read about my latest web hosting saga; a mini review of SiteGround and Cloudways of sorts. A bit of a blogger’s nightmare as my website was taken offline for almost a week. And how that turned to a blessing […]

Issue #242: Pain is Pain, Which We All Experience and Cope with Differently & Deliciously Dark Poems by a Chronically Ill Poet | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 04 December 2020. Issue #242. In this issue: The Chronic Illness Christmas Giveaway is now underway, thanks to these 34 lovely sponsors who have contributed up to a hundred gifts! Pain is pain, which we all cope and experience differently; support your fellow human being, there is no need to bring them down. The […]

Issue #239: The Incredible Loneliness You Feel with Painsomnia in the Middle of the Night & Inspirational Books for the Chronically Ill | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 13 November 2020. Issue #239. In this issue: Those of us with chronic illness and disability often face additional challenges during the holiday season due to our limited energy; share your best coping strategies and get published on the blog! Motivational and inspirational books for the chronically ill. That ‘aloneness’ you feel with painsomnia […]

The Savagery of Panic Attacks & The Saving Grace of Internet Friends | A Chronic Voice

I’m writing this whilst in a mentally unsound state of being, for a bit of cathartic release at 1am. Anxiety and panic attacks have been plaguing me for months. I had a full blown panic attack yesterday, the sort where I collapse onto the floor and heave, and wail, and scream my lungs out, not […]

Triggers Trigger Triggers (Re-Stabilisation Procedure Encore) | A Chronic Voice

Trying to Stabilise Anxiety & Depression I’ve been feeling out of sorts of late, that’s for sure. My emotions are chaotic and all over the place, as I’m seized by anxiety and depression simultaneously. I had backslid to my suicidal ideation state, so I knew I had to call my psychiatrist asap. My antidepressant dosages […]

Issue #227: Disabled People to Follow on YouTube & Never Take It Lightly When Someone Hints That They are Suicidal

Friday, 21 August 2020. Issue #227. In this issue: When life (or death) teases you with good health for a short period of time as a chronically ill person. CBD research in the works, including Epidiolex as the first FDA approved drug for treating rare forms of seizures. The most dangerous period during pregnancy with […]

Issue #220: The Unseen Ableism Rampant Within Society & The Stigma of Mental Health Issues (Both Societal & Internal) | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 03 July 2020. Issue #220. In this issue: The ableism rampant in society; don’t judge someone for not being able to do certain ‘easy’ physical activities. Listen to your body and rest well – as much as you need to – in order to recover from a pain flare. Many mental illnesses and disorders […]

Issue #219: Depression is Indescribable Unless You've Been Through it Yourself & Visualising Chronic Pain Patterns Through Art | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 26 June 2020. Issue #219. In this issue: Depression can make you not care about anything anymore, and is indescribable unless you’ve been through it yourself. The inability to do things that bring you joy or achievement, and feeling like you’re wasting your days and are unable to contribute, when you’re stuck at home […]

Issue #206: Why So Many Who are Passive Suicidal Do Not Dare to Seek Help & Sadly, the Coronavirus Situation is a Taste of What Chronic Life is Like | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 27 March 2020. Issue #206. In this issue: The innate stigma of passive suicidal ideation, and why so many people do not dare speak up and seek help. There is a difference between being true to yourself, and being intractable. Motivational tip: Focus only on what you need to achieve right now, and take […]