Issue #158: Writing as a Means to Understanding and Coping with Pain & Your ‘Unsociable’ Friend Really Wants to Stay in Touch | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 26 April 2019. Issue #158. In this issue: The interesting home hacks and resources I’ve learned from other bloggers. Concentrating your limited energy on positive thoughts and activities, instead of wasting it on self blame. Don’t give up on your ‘unsociable’ friend, we really do want to stay in touch. What the healthy and […]

Issue #151: Befriending Strangers with Chronic Illness Online Can be a Lifeline & Your Scars are Wisdom Made Flesh | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 01 March 2019. Issue #151. In this issue: Years of isolation can have a negative effect on your mental health, no matter how much you enjoy being alone. Basic manners we were taught growing up are missing on social media. When you have such a rare disease, speaking up about it matters that much […]

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 […]