Issue #225: Medical Gaslighting Which Leads You to Question Your Chronic Pain & The Difficulties of a Wheelchair User with Social Distancing | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 07 August 2020. Issue #225. In this issue: There will be many pleasant surprises as you get to know yourself better (inspirational video). When medical gaslighting causes a patient to question their chronic pain and its reality. With over 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, we likely know someone who lives with an […]

Issue #224: Disability Comes in All Shapes and Sizes (Not Just a Wheelchair) & Stress is Often an Undermined Factor to Good Health

Friday, 01 August 2020. Issue #224. In this issue: Disability comes in all shapes and sizes, contrary to the beliefs in modern society that disability comes with a wheelchair. Taking ‘today is a bad’ day and looking at it as ‘today is a good day to…..’. ‘Today is a bad day’ is often a thought […]

Issue #223: How to Find a Supportive Chronic Illness Community Online & Mobility Aids Can Help Save You Time, Energy and Pain | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 24 July 2020. Issue #223. In this issue: Sometimes nourishing yourself means subtracting, and not adding more into your life. How to find a supportive chronic illness community online using social media and more. Don’t put pressure on yourself to be ‘productive’ all day; pay attention to what your mind and body need, too. […]

Issue #222: A Good Psychologist Should be on Your Healthcare Team Right from the Get-Go & Resources for Coping with the Summer Heat | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 17 July 2020. Issue #222. In this issue: Start with one simple, achievable task and momentum usually builds from there – and other tips for motivation when you’re unmotivated. I advocate for a good psychologist to be part of your healthcare team right from the get-go, and even for caregivers and family members. Life […]

Issue #221: The Many Maybes When You Live with Chronic Illness & Find Out What Ableism is All About | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 10 July 2020. Issue #221. In this issue: The many maybes and unpredictability of living with chronic illnesses. Endorse and support deserving chronic illness and disability advocates in the WeGo Health Awards. Every tissue in your body renews and heals at a faster rate whilst you sleep. Seeing the opportunity in uncomfortable encounters as […]

Issue #220: The Unseen Ableism Rampant Within Society & The Stigma of Mental Health Issues (Both Societal & Internal) | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 03 July 2020. Issue #220. In this issue: The ableism rampant in society; don’t judge someone for not being able to do certain ‘easy’ physical activities. Listen to your body and rest well – as much as you need to – in order to recover from a pain flare. Many mental illnesses and disorders […]

Issue #219: Depression is Indescribable Unless You've Been Through it Yourself & Visualising Chronic Pain Patterns Through Art | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 26 June 2020. Issue #219. In this issue: Depression can make you not care about anything anymore, and is indescribable unless you’ve been through it yourself. The inability to do things that bring you joy or achievement, and feeling like you’re wasting your days and are unable to contribute, when you’re stuck at home […]

Issue #218: The Problem with the Phrase ‘It Could be Worse’ & The Many Hidden Costs Living with Chronic Illness or Disability | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 19 June 2020. Issue #218. In this issue: Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that causes the victim to question their own sanity and validity. There are many other costs involved in living with chronic illness or disability apart from seeing doctors and medications. Every person with disability knows that that are alternatives […]

Issue #217: Why the Need for Migraine Awareness (It’s Not Just a Headache) & You Don’t Have to Exercise in One Particular Way | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 12 June 2020. Issue #217. In this issue: The realisation over time of how much your body is trying its best, too. Some things are always within your control; change what you can for the better. Genes involved in inflammation, immunity and protein damage were activated in just one week of sleep deprivation. When […]

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 […]