3 Important Holiday Checklists for Those with Chronic Illness (and Their Supporters) | A Chronic Voice

There are Contrasts in Every Season Holiday seasons are a time for fun and bonding, yet they can also be stressful periods, more so for some than others. Whilst many are out shopping for gifts, there are single mothers struggling to provide a simple meal for their children. Whilst many are drinking in celebration, there […]

Issue #185: Not All Disabilities are Visible (They're Not 'Taking Advantage' of That Seat or Toilet) & What to Record in a Pain Journal | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 01 November 2019. Issue #185. In this issue: Next time you see someone ‘taking advantage’ of a space for disabled people, remember that not all disabilities are visible. Even people living with the same chronic illnesses can present different symptoms, and suggestions on what to record in a pain journal. Fear saps our bodies […]

Issue #184: No One Should Ever Make You Feel Ashamed for Sharing Your Health Journey & A Lot of Rest Time with Chronic Illness Isn't By Choice | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 25 October 2019. Issue #184. In this issue: When you’re unwell whether mentally or physically, then you just need to be kind to your body and rest. No one should ever make you feel ashamed for sharing your health journey; it’s important for breaking stigma and raising awareness. The emergency room is one of […]

Issue #179: The Future as a Sick Person is Scary & Sassy Disability Parking Stickers | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 20 September 2019. Issue #179. In this issue: Sassy disability parking stickers by Blue Badge Co. Ikea launches ‘ThisAbles’ with disability advocates to improve the accessibility of their products. The future as a sick person is scary – can you work, have a relationship, recover? An open letter to an ex-doctor who caused unnecessary […]

Issue #169: The Stigma Attached to Mobility Aids in Public Especially for Young Adults & Learning to Say 'No' For Your Own Good | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 12 July 2019. Issue #169. In this issue: Learning to protect yourself from toxic people, and your own mental and physical wellbeing. Trying to see how far I can go in the WeGo Health Awards this year, as someone who’s not from the US! Validation of pain is liberating, as it often takes years […]

Issue #163: Living in Silence with Chronic Illness for Fear of Being a Burden & Tips to Improve Your Quality of Life as a Person with Disabilities | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 31 May 2019. Issue #163. In this issue: Tips to improve your quality of life with some home and lifestyle changes, as a person with disabilities. Being hypersensitive to everything from light to vibration and temperature with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Living in silence with chronic illness for fear of being a burden, and how writing/blogging […]

Mega Issue #153: The Mercilessness of Chronic Fatigue Where Time Stops & Silencing the Inner Critic and Starting Slowly Anyway | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 22 March 2019. Issue #153. 15 – 21 March 2019 In this issue: Spreading activities out over a few days, and pacing your breaks to prevent pain flares. It’s your life and you can do what you like with it, whether you are chronically ill or otherwise. Silencing the inner critic and starting slowly […]

7 Ways to Be a Better Friend to Someone with a Chronic Illness (and 3 Things You Should Never Do) | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Erica shares some simple tips on how you can be a good friend to someone with chronic illness. It’s difficult to put yourself in their shoes, and I wouldn’t expect that of anyone. But showing some empathy is possible, and providing a listening ear is always appreciated. Most importantly of […]

Friday, 09 November 2018. Issue #135. In this issue: Taking care of yourself before the pain hits in full force. Learning your limits is a constant life lesson. When you’re in too much pain to even go to the doctor’s. Breaking away from the negative notion that resting is laziness. A common theme runs through […]

Issue #134: Useful Resources for Working from Home with Chronic Illness & Validating the Existence of Pain Can be a Huge Support | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 02 November 2018. Issue #134. In this issue: Chronic pain is impossible to comprehend; validating its existence is a big help. Useful resources for working from home, as a person with chronic illness. The resiliency you develop from battling illness daily. BackPack Health, a useful app for storing and sharing your health data, is […]