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. […]

How Speech Recognition Makes Living with Disability Easier | www.achronicvoice.com

*A Note from A Chronic Voice: Desi Mazdur lives with fibromyalgia, and uses a number of tools to improve his quality of life. He runs a website, “Disabled Messenger”, where he shares many tutorials about “Dragon NaturallySpeaking”, which is a leading voice assistant software with amazing capabilities. In fact, it’s the technology that powers Apple […]

Empathizing with a Spoonie: What You Need to Know. Guest Post by Sierra Martin for "Xo Faith". | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Many people who live with chronic illness have probably heard of the term ‘spoonie’, if not, the original explanation can be found on Christine Miserando’s site. I personally use it because it’s much more succinct than repeating ‘chronic illness person’ ad nauseam 😉 Sierra is a writer for “XO Faith”, […]

"It's in My Blood": Featuring People with Illnesses, Passions & Talents. Join us on www.achronicvoice.com

What’s This All About? Welcome to this brand new series on the blog! We will be featuring people who live with chronic illnesses, except that we won’t be talking about illnesses at all (plenty of space on our individual blogs for that!). Instead, we’ll be focussing on their natural talents and passions in life. I […]

How Do You Bounce Back from A Mental Illness That You Can't Recover From? | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Angela started blogging after she was diagnosed with major depression and general anxiety disorder, which subsequently spiralled into a long list of other mental disorders. She hopes to raise awareness on these highly stigmatised illnesses, and we’re honoured to have her here with us today: Depression. ADHD and OCD tendencies. […]