Issue #123: How Losing Your Career Due to Illness Can Impact Your Family’s Wellbeing & How Patients Can Support Each Other | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 17 August 2018. Issue #123. In this issue: The fallacy of repeated routines and lifestyles. How to survive a heatwave, as told by a spoonie. Self-talk and learning to trust in your own goodness. The Disabled Diva’s top three CBD products that can be purchased online. Struggling to get by while everyone else is […]

August 2018 Prompts: Figuring, Completing, Boring, Cuddling & Chatting | www.achronicvoice.com

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Figuring out some new symptoms again. To be a person with chronic illness is to be an enigma. The need to deal with a constant stream of puzzles arises, mysteries that you either solve or live with. […]

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 #120: Your Doctor Should Never Dismiss Your Pain & Why it's Important to be Honest With and About Your Pain | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 27 July 2018. Issue #120. In this issue: How humility gives me that little push to share about life with chronic illnesses, and why that’s important. Often just by being there with someone in unbearable pain, is the most important thing you can do. The constant assessments needed simply to live with chronic pain, […]

Issue #119: Reflections on How Chronic Illness is a Strict Teacher & Strategies to Manage Acute Flare-Ups vs ‘Normal’ Pain Days | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 20 July 2018. Issue #119. In this issue: Books curated for spoonies, but also relevant for our healthy friends! Your support is needed – clap as many times as you like for this article on Thrive Global. How fear destroys you without leaving a trace, and how to get back up. The absoluteness of […]

Saturday, 09 June 2018. Issue #113. In this issue: Seeking freedom from the false narrative of guilt. Dreading summer because it triggers ME/CFS symptoms. A superb beginners’ guide on CBD (cannabidiol) – stay safe by following some simple rules. When most people aim to ‘fix’ you rather than accept that there is no cure. When […]

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 […]

June 2018 Prompts: Reminding, Pacing, Surrendering, Improving & Flowing | www.achronicvoice.com

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Reminding myself to listen to my body a little better…again. So I was in the hospital again last week. As you may already know, managing chronic illnesses is all about the balance. While I’ve gotten quite good […]

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. […]