December 2018 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses | A Chronic Voice

It’s the holiday season, and that could mean different things to different people. While it’s a time to celebrate, bond over good food and wine, give and receive, it might also be a trigger for others. Perhaps they lost a loved one around this time, or the gatherings trigger their social anxiety. You may feel […]

Hey You...It's Me (M.E. Struggles & a Tribute to the Human Spirit) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Lisa does have a way with words, as she pours her heart out into this powerful piece about M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and her struggles with it. She is a regular contribution on this blog, and I always look forward to what she has to say. The coping strategies and knowledge […]

The Value in Seeking Out Moments of Gratitude (and How to do it) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Lisa is writing a series of guest posts on the blog on effective methods to cope with chronic illness, principles which she has applied to her own life with success. In this article, she shares how her initial skepticism (and even derision!) about using a gratitude journal turned into an […]

Find Your Way Back to Happiness with a Chronic Illness | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: As Lisa demonstrates in this post, we can glean inspiration and insight from many things in life, even if they may seem irrelevant or unrelated. I do believe that knowledge gained is never wasted. It expands our capacity for understanding, and often helps with problem solving in other areas of […]

The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Prisons or Paths to Freedom (Guest Post by Rose Roberts) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Rose does a beautiful job articulating the struggles with self-worth and self-trust that many of us with chronic illness experience. Society has many pre-conceived, rigid notions of how a person should and shouldn’t be, which can strip away the essence of our humanity. Read Rose’s story about how her illness […]

How Trauma Therapy Helped Me to Deal With PTSD | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: The term ‘PTSD’ is often associated with war veterans, yet trauma can stem from many other life circumstances as well. This includes things like accidents, childhood abuse, chronic pain, and other stressful situations. Some of the signs of PTSD are suicidal thoughts, insomnia, and recurrent flashbacks of the life-changing moment. […]