Issue #200: All You Need to Know About COVID-19 in One Place & Chronic Illness is a Daily Loss and Grieving, Rather Than a One Time Thing | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 14 Feb 2020. Issue #200. Happy Valentines’ Day to all! In this issue: The happiness of breathing in fresh, cold air after being cooped up at home for days from pain. Healthcare costs add up quickly, and usually patients only manage to achieve a quality of life that’s manageable rather than good. My wine […]

Coming Alive in the Winter Air (Pushing for Personal Changes & Group Advocacy)

Looking February…what should I say about 2020 so far? There’s been a mix of good and bad, as there always is, but let’s say that it’s been mostly awesome just for the new experiences in itself. Winter has been a fascinating season for me in every which way. The Lupus and Sjögren’s has been flaring […]

Issue #191: Sickness Does Not Have a ‘Look’ & Finding Ways to Enjoy Life Despite the Constant Downpour | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 13 December 2019. Issue #191. In this issue: Those with chronic illnesses might dread instead of look forward to the holiday season, and three self-care infographics to help cope. Sickness does not have a ‘look’, and other pet peeves of those who live with invisible illnesses. You may be tired of hearing about the […]

Issue #182: Pain is Personal and not for Anyone Else to Judge & We are Responsible for Taking Care of Ourselves by Speaking Up | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 11 October 2019. Issue #182. In this issue: Our pain and how we handle it is personal, and not for anyone else to judge. I cannot imagine how I’d look like if all my invisible illnesses were manifested upon my physical form. We are responsible for taking care of ourselves, and that comes in […]

Issue 175 Top Health Tweets: Making it Through to the Next Day Counts for a Lot & the Importance of 'Finding Your Tribe' | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 23 August 2019. Issue #175. In this issue: Making it through to the next day counts for a lot. You may have all the motivation in the world, but be trapped in a body that isn’t able. The importance of ‘community’ and finding your tribe. The power of collective knowledge, with doctors and patients […]

Asking for Help (and Why Everyone Needs to Learn this Important Life Skill) | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Ancient Communities vs Modern Independence Independence is a much revered trait in the modern human being. But total independence is a bunch of bullshit. To be completely independent is to live in a bubble in which you’d die within minutes. To be alive is to be dependent; every living being breathes, and that requires synthesis. […]

Issue 170: Believe in Your Friend's Pain & Keep Checking in on Them. We Truly Do Appreciate You! | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 09 July 2019. Issue #170. In this issue: Help wanted – pick your favourite chronic illness slogans! There is no other way but to work towards our future slowly, for those of us living with chronic illnesses. ‘I believe you’ are powerful words, especially when many of your friends with chronic pain are often […]

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 #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 […]