Issue 216: Even Basic Tasks Become a Challenge with Chronic Illness & Acceptance Isn’t Defeat but an Allowance of Grace

Friday, 05 June 2020. Issue #216. In this issue: Even basic tasks are challenging with chronic illness, and you live each day in survival mode. Grief, like chronic pain, comes and goes, but sit with it and you will be okay. Our bodies are resilient powerhouses without you even realising it, especially when you’re healthy. […]

Issue #215: How Painkillers Help Patients to Live a ‘Normal’ Life & Study Hacks for Students with Chronic Illness and Brain Fog | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 29 May 2020. Issue #215. In this issue: How painkillers help to improve my quality of life, by allowing me to do ‘normal’ things, which in turn benefit my physical and mental health. We are actually already practising neuroplasticity in our everyday lives. When you’re used to things going badly on repeat with chronic […]

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 212: Using Writing as a Way to Rebuild Your Life Story & Caring for Our Caregivers by Genuinely Listening to Them Every Day | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 08 May 2020. Issue #212. In this issue: Jo’s review of her website which we revamped! Acceptance and allowance of emotions, without attaching meaning to what it means for our future. May has a lot of awareness dates, which I’ve listed for the writing prompts this month. Our bodies are not passive whilst sleeping, […]

Issue #211: Negligence of Self Care Leads to Deterioration of Mental Health & Accessibility Needs are Different Even With the Same Disability | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 01 May 2020. Issue #211. In this issue: Baskets are great simple tools to help maximise accessibility at home. People with chronic illnesses learn to pay close attention to their bodies; unlike healthy people who are able to handle a bigger blow of stress with less down time. It’s difficult to navigate a world […]

Issue #210: For Many with Chronic Illness, Lockdown Life is Pretty Much the Norm & Sometimes We Just Need to Hang in There and Ride it Out | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 24 April 2020. Issue #210. In this issue: It’s okay to be in survival mode, remind yourself that things will not always be this way. Those who live with chronic and mental illness know what it’s like to be in lockdown every day – share your best tips in this form. Social care in […]

Issue #209: The Everyday Lives of Those with Chronic Illness & Breathing is Most Effective for Stress Management

Friday, 17 April 2020. Issue #209. In this issue: Becoming intimate with the elements of life, as a result of chronic illness. There is always a glimmer of hope, as long as you’re alive. Recognising the therapeutic role of art this World Art Day. A timeless linkup that showcases the everyday lives of those with […]

Issue 208: The Hope That We Will Not be Forgotten After the COVID-19 Pandemic Ends & Using Nasty Experiences as Opportunities for Advocacy | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 10 April 2020. Issue #208. In this issue: Using nasty experiences as an opportunity to turn the tables for advocacy purposes. The ableism that is rampant in the workplace and society, as accommodations can clearly be made as seen in this pandemic, but aren’t. Chronic pain doesn’t give you a break; it trails along […]

Issue 205: Why Chronic Fatigue is Harder to Understand Than Pain & How to Redefine What 'Good' is in Your Life Through Acceptance | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 20 March 2020. Issue #205. In this issue: A ‘Self-Reward’ list for book reading motivation. Useful home resource list, such as the kitchen rocking knife. The difficulties of understanding chronic fatigue over pain, as most people have at least experienced pain at some point in their lives. The heartbreaking situation when chronic pain becomes […]

Issue #204: The Best Ways to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus & The Role of Healthy People in Preventing the Rapid Spread of Disease | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 13 March 2020. Issue #204. In this issue: Infographic on the best ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus, NCOVID-19, and also from any airborne or surface transmissible viruses. Self-care becomes a lot less glamorous than the picture painted, when your energy and mobility are limited. No two chronic illness persons are the same, […]

Issue #203: Doctors Rarely Talk About Acceptance, but It’s Probably the Biggest Decision to Make & Faking Being Well to Get Through Your Day | A Chronic VOice

Friday, 06 March 2020. Issue #203. In this issue: It’s terrifying when you experience physical and strange symptoms from chronic illness which there are no answers for. What people don’t see – faking being well, in order to preserve dignity and get through the day. Soap is a detergent that breaks down lipids, which the […]