Issue #255: The Importance of a Solid Support System When You Live with Chronic Illness & Why are Wheelchair Users Seen in a Negative Light?

Friday, 05 March 2021. Issue #255. In This Issue: How Having a Support System Improves the Quality of Life for the Chronically Ill & More A solid support system is essential for overcoming difficult tasks; supportive friends and family are priceless. Why are disabled wheelchair users seen as weak or in a negative light, and […]

Issue #250: Chronic Pain Alters Your Experience Despite Being in the Same Place & Napping May Seem Counterintuitive, But Pushing Through is Worse | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 29 January 2021. Issue #250. In this issue: There is no dead end in life per se; sometimes choices can be difficult to make, but stay curious and open to the wonder of life. The worries of a person with invisible illness navigating through society. Chronic pain can give you a different experience from […]

Issue #248: Walking Isn't the Goal for Many Disabled People & Sex is Only One of the Many Aspects of a Good Relationship | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 15 January 2021. Issue #248. In this issue: Sex is only one of many aspects of a good relationship; the ultimate goal is to bond on an emotional, physical, mental and even spiritual level. We heal when we start to believe that it is a possibility, and with the help of others. We can […]

Issue #226: When Chronic Illness Takes Away your Fun Identity & An Inclusive Society Benefits All as We Thrive on Diverse Contributions | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 14 August 2020. Issue #226. In this issue: Not all disabilities are visible so don’t make assumptions. Small acts of kindness can seem like a huge act of mercy to someone who’s in pain. I can only do what I can do as a person with chronic illness, and flow through life in a […]

Issue #213: The Link Between Migraines and Fibromyalgia & How to Communicate Your Pain Clearly to Your Doctors

Friday, 15 May 2020. Issue #213. In this issue: To live with chronic illness is to live with unpredictability, and is a life lesson many of us have had to learn early the hard way. The damaging mental effects of steroids that are often ignored, with physical symptoms taken more seriously. Linkup resources you can […]

Issue #202: Neglecting Self-Care Leads to Deterioration of Mental Health & Little Love Letters to Yourself, for Those Dark Days | A Chronic Voice

Monday, 02 March 2020. Issue #202. In this issue: Self-care isn’t indulgent; neglecting it leads to deterioration of mental health and more. Sometimes the pain feels like forever, but take one breath in and out, and survive. Little love letters and guideposts for those days when it gets too dark. The loss of a passion […]

Issue #181: Why Giving Unsolicited Health Advice is Not Okay & Scheduling in Rest Time Before Your Body Schedules It for You | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 04 October 2019. Issue #181. In this issue: Why giving unsolicited health advice is not okay. It can become dangerous to not treat pain when it’s chronic and unyielding. The sadness that naturally comes with giving up passions due to chronic illness, and how to manage it. If a wheelchair helps you to regain […]

Issue #180: There Can Always be More Pain & the Need to Stay Within Your (Everchanging) Energy Envelope | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 27 September 2019. Issue #180. In this issue: Chronic pain always comes with depression, anxiety and yet more pain. The need to stay within your energy envelope with chronic illness which changes all the time. The anger at society’s labels on ‘good’ vs ‘bad’ disabled people, based on how ‘inspirational’ they are. The sensitivities […]

Issue#178: Chronic Illness has No Ultimate Medical Solution & Toxic Positivity is When Acceptance & Emotions are Denied | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 13 September 2019. Issue #178. In this issue: It’s easy to presume there are medical solutions in modern society, but chronic illness lurks even whilst in remission. When you’re defeated mentally, it’s impossible to cope physically. Never force your body to handle more than it can, though a gentle push can have beneficial cumulative […]

Issue #173: To Thrive is to Move Forward with Purpose & Accepting the Life You Never Planned for with Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 09 August 2019. Issue #173. In this issue: A goodbye to my sweet little parrotlets. Sometimes all you can do is manage your breath, and that’s enough. To thrive doesn’t necessarily mean being able or well, but to move forward with purpose. Please continue to share your blogs for those who need it! The […]