Give Your Best Anyway, Even When You’re Feeling Depressed | www.achronicvoice.com

*This post was first published on chronicillnessbloggers.com, and is being republished here with permission from the editors. *Trigger Warning: Mentions of suicide, suicide ideation, and depression. This article is based on my personal experiences, and is not to be taken as medical advice. This is Just One of Many Methods I Use to Combat Depression […]

Chronic Illness is Unpredictable, but You Don't Always Have to Fear the Unknown | www.achronicvoice.com

*This post was first published on prohealth.com, and is republished here with permission from the editors. What’s your plan for retirement? Does nothing concrete come to mind? What about in 10 years, or maybe just five? What about tomorrow, or this evening? I admit to drawing a blank in my mind to most of these […]

Issue 88: Things That Make Life Worth It Despite Chronic Pain & a Homemade Happiness Jar. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #tophealthnews #healthnews #chronicillness #spoonielife #chronicpain

Sat, 16 Dec 2017. Issue #88. In this issue: What it’s like to live with pain day in and out, and the things that make life worth it. Share how you’ll be ending the year with 5 prompts. There is always something to work on within ourselves. Make your own diffuser ornament with essential oils. […]

Life with Chronic Illness: Happiness & Pain Can Co-exist | www.achronicvoice.com

*This post was first published on februarystars.co.uk A Day in the Life of Chronic Pain My partner massaged shampoo into my hair as I hunched over in the bathtub, shivering with pain. His finger movements were awkward but gentle, which made it all the more endearing. The pain was unbearable, yet I had insisted on […]

Issue #86: Chronic Illness is Not a Competition & the Validity of Your Pain | www.achronicvoice.com | #chronicpain #chronicillness #healthnews #achronicvoice #spoonielife

Sat, 02 Dec 2017. Issue #86. In this issue: Come join in the last spoonie linkup party of the year! Chronic illness is NOT a competition. When even you start questioning the validity of your own pain. We’re all different and that’s wonderful. A roadtrip survival guide for spoonies. A photographer captures the final year […]

"It's in My Blood" Series Feature #6: Jayne Bailey | www.achronicvoice.com

Featuring Jayne Baily of “The Daily Manic” Jayne runs a great series on her blog called “Living Well with Chronic Illness”, which I’m always eager to read. The perspectives provided by other people are always useful either for future application, or reflection. She works as a life coach and gets a lot of satisfaction from […]

"It's in My Blood" Feature #5: Kelly Hodgkins | www.achronicvoice.com

Featuring Kelly Hodgkins of “moonglotexas” Having followed Kelly’s blog for a few months now, it’s obvious that she’s an avid reader. She does lots of book reviews, and I’m always amazed by how much this girl can read. Apart from reading, her horse, dog and job bring her great joy in life. Her upbeat personality […]

“It’s in My Blood” Feature #4: Shannon Giroux | www.achronicvoice.com

Featuring Shannon Giroux of “MSnubutterflies” Shannon sure has plenty of creative veins, and loves being hands on with her passions. Some are quite personal to her, such as drawing. Others she’s more than happy to spread around, such as good food! She goes from whipping up new recipes in the kitchen, to building new DIY […]

Issue #76: The Chronic Smile of Sick People & Truths about Self-Love | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 23 Sep 2017. Issue #76. In this issue: Why a chronic pain sufferer plasters on a smile. What’s love when you’re ill? Your scars a warning to future monsters. Insight from Kamilah Howard on living well with chronic illness. The pain scale and prisoner trapped within. Coping through making light of situations. 15 truths […]

September 2017 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses. Participate here! | www.achronicvoice.com

Hello and welcome to the second linkup party hosted on A Chronic Voice! If you missed out on the first party, you can still check out some interesting entries here. In addition to this, I have created another monthly book linkup as well. It’s a personal attempt to finish reading all the books on my […]