All I Want for Christmas is Some Pain Relief! (Real Wish List Ideas from 13 People with Chronic Illness) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: At first, I thought that this post would make a good gift list resource. Ideas from real people with chronic illnesses, for others who are also in pain. Turns out that many of us want to try the same thing, no matter where we are in the world! Unfortunately, what […]

Invisible in Singapore: What's It Like to Live Here with Chronic Illnesses | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about other places, too! *Updated (18 Sep 2018): Kale. Also, images are all from Unsplash. What’s it Like in My City, Living with Chronic Illnesses Best thing about your city for living with chronic illness? Singapore is a tiny city-state that’s only 50 km (31 […]

August 2018 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses | achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #august #linkup #prompts #chronicillness #spoonie

So we’re more than halfway through the year already (!!), yet life with chronic illness is both mundane and unpredictable. August brings new cards to the gambling table of my life, which I’ll have to consider and play. Has there been any disruptions to your usual routine, for better or for worse? I and many […]

Issue #118: What People with Chronic Illnesses Struggle with the Most & Pre-Planning Recovery Days is a Vital Pacing Strategy | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 13 July 2018. Issue #118. In this issue: A Twitter poll and discussion, on what people with chronic illnesses struggle with the most. Yes, you’re allowed to feel upset for awhile when you’re having a bad day. What we wish others would understand about losing your career due to chronic illness. A major self-identity […]

What’s it Like to be the Father of a Sick Child? (Precious Insights from My Own Dad!) | www.achronicvoice.com

If there’s one passion that my father passed on to me, it would be travelling. More of the rugged, far out type of places, rather than posh retreats. As you will see in this interview, his best memories are all travel-related as a family. And if you’ve read the interview with my mum for Mother’s […]

What's it Like to be the Mother of a Sick Child? (Precious Insights from My Own Mum) | www.achronicvoice.com

Life’s Ultimate Superheroes There’s no need to state the obvious I suppose, but many mothers are the ultimate superheroes in everyday life. They’re the ones who show up when things get rough, and showing up once is the easiest part! Unlike the movies where superheroes calm calamities in an instant, real life problems require steadfast […]

Issue #108: In this issue: How coping with chronic illness may seem 'high maintenance' to healthy people, but really isn't. You need to be your own biggest advocate, even if you have a great doctor. An interview with an ME/CFS sufferer - bad is bearable, but it's often worse than that. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #invisibleillness #achronicvoice #chronicillness #spoonies #healthnews #healthcare

Saturday, 05 2018. Issue #108. In this issue: Why sleep isn’t a luxury, but a necessity. Goodnight to Archer, my blue parrotlet 🙁 Downsizing your living space because of poor health requires all of your coping skills. The May linkup party is out – amazing how time whizzes by! Being questioned from using a disability […]

Harvest & An Acai Affair: The Inspiring Young People Who Take Healthy Eating Seriously! | www.achronicvoice.com

The Young Founders Behind Two Healthy Food Joints in the East Singapore may be a small country, but there’s no lack of food options. It almost seems like there’s an endless stream of restaurants, cafés and health food stores popping up on every street corner! Together with Isabel, Anna and Zhiwei (Bryan) are the co-founders […]

Getting to Know Gemma of “Wheelescapades” in 20 Random Questions | www.achronicvoice.com

Featuring Gemma Orton of “Wheelescapades” Gemma runs an interesting blog called “Wheelescapades”, which covers much ground on life with disability and accessibility. Despite being in a wheelchair, she still travels, attends concerts and high tea sessions, and lives a full life. I participated in the “Twenty Questions” series on her blog, and it was by […]

My Feature on ‘Overcomers’: People Who Thrive Despite Chronic Illness | www.achronicvoice.com

A Thought-Provoking Interview on ‘The Invisible F’ I had the honour of sharing some thoughts, life lessons and goals with Alisha Nurse, who runs a wonderful blog on overcoming fibromyalgia and depression. She started a series called ‘Overcomers’ just this month, which features how various people thrive despite living with chronic illnesses. She asked some […]

“It’s in My Blood”: Diane Murray – Of Art, Aikido & Activism | www.achronicvoice.com

Featuring Diane Murray of “Spoonie Living” Diane seems like someone who really knows how to make the best out of her life, and it was a pleasure working with her on this interview! She lives with a number of chronic and mental illnesses, but that hasn’t stopped her from picking up aikido and foreign languages. […]