What's it Like to be the Mother of a Sick Child? (Precious Insights from My Own Mum) | www.achronicvoice.com

Life’s Ultimate Superheroes There’s no need to state the obvious I suppose, but many mothers are the ultimate superheroes in everyday life. They’re the ones who show up when things get rough, and showing up once is the easiest part! Unlike the movies where superheroes calm calamities in an instant, real life problems require steadfast […]

Issue #108: In this issue: How coping with chronic illness may seem 'high maintenance' to healthy people, but really isn't. You need to be your own biggest advocate, even if you have a great doctor. An interview with an ME/CFS sufferer - bad is bearable, but it's often worse than that. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #invisibleillness #achronicvoice #chronicillness #spoonies #healthnews #healthcare

Saturday, 05 2018. Issue #108. In this issue: Why sleep isn’t a luxury, but a necessity. Goodnight to Archer, my blue parrotlet 🙁 Downsizing your living space because of poor health requires all of your coping skills. The May linkup party is out – amazing how time whizzes by! Being questioned from using a disability […]

Issue #94: Paying with Pain for Trying to be Normal & Working Full-Time by Managing Our Health. Click to read more or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #chronicillness #healthnews #chronicpain #spoonies #awareness

Sat, 28 Jan 2018. Issue #94. In this issue: It can be a big help when healthcare professionals validate your pain. Smiling a lot to release happy hormones. The different types of tasks service dogs do. Paying with pain for trying to do things that any young adult would. When giving up feels like a […]

In this issue: Up close and personal with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Jennifer Brea’s film, “Unrest”. Designing a new menstrual cup for disabled women out of necessity. The difficult question of disability and ability to work. Why it’s important not to hide your pain and feelings. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #healthnews #spoonielife #chronicillness #painmanagement

Sat, 20 Jan 2018. Issue #93. In this issue: Up close and personal with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Jennifer Brea’s film, “Unrest”. Designing a new menstrual cup for disabled women out of necessity. When doctors should be on your side, but aren’t. When everyone seems to be adulting, but not you. The difficult question of […]

Issue #92: Learning to Become Your Own Advocate & the Best Kind of Support Group for Some. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #chronicillness #spoonielife #chronicpain #healthcare

Sat, 13 Jan 2018. Issue #92. In this issue: There’s plenty of colour and life and beauty yet left in you. The best kind of support group I’ve discovered in 2017. ‘Zero to Hero’ – a great fitness programme designed for people with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Oska Pulse, the pain device that was approved […]

Important Holiday Checklists for Spoonies & Their Supporters | www.achronicvoice.com

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. While many are out shopping for gifts, there are single mothers struggling to provide a simple meal for their children. While many are drinking in celebration, there […]

Issue 83: For a Good Time in Paris, Wheelchair Included & Overexertion from Not Much. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #chronicillness #tophealthtweets #achronicvoice #spoonie

Sat, 11 Nov 2017. Issue #83. In this issue: Constant pain signals from misfiring nerves in CRPS. Hope for a good life, despite illness. When resting becomes essential in your lifestyle. Overexertion even though it seems like no big deal. Viewing body parts separately when they are one whole. Life has much to reveal, be […]

Issue #82: Winter Essentials for Spoonies & Challenging Society with #InvisiblyDisabledLooksLike. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 4 Nov 2017. Issue #82. In this issue: Ancient wisdom from Lao Tzu. How a single word change can make a huge difference. #InvisiblyDisabledLooksLike – challenging society’s perception of disability. Winter essentials for spoonies. The subtle signs of falling into a rut. The November linkup party is out! Health is the greatest wealth, yet […]

In Issue 81: 5 coping skills for depression. Redefining “have to’s” on our own terms. Celebrating the powerful kindness of caregivers. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Saturday, 28 October 2017. Issue #81. In this issue: Participate in the new weekly blog boost linkup on A Chronic Voice. Simple ways to raise awareness about chronic illness. Are people with chronic illnesses good at self-care? Five coping skills for depression. How a spoonie’s life was saved by a nurse whom she’s never met. […]

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 #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, […]