Issue #248: Walking Isn't the Goal for Many Disabled People & Sex is Only One of the Many Aspects of a Good Relationship | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 15 January 2021. Issue #248. In this issue: Sex is only one of many aspects of a good relationship; the ultimate goal is to bond on an emotional, physical, mental and even spiritual level. We heal when we start to believe that it is a possibility, and with the help of others. We can […]

How to be a Positive Thinker: Without the Unicorns & Rainbows | A Chronic Voice

Wait…What Did I Just Think? I woke up feeling like crap. One of those depressive days that arrive unannounced, bringing joint aches and other friends along with it. “Today is a bad day”, was the very first thought that surfaced in my mind. Quite the positive thinker, as you can tell. And then, I paused […]

What I've Learned - Living with Chronic Illness for 20 Years (Interview on 'The Uninvisible Pod') | A Chronic Voice

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed over on The Uninvisible Pod, a podcast series hosted by Lauren Freedman. She herself lives with depression, anxiety, Hashimoto’s Disease and sleep disorders, since she was a teen. Her podcast features people who live with various chronic illnesses, their loved ones, caregivers, experts and more. It touches […]

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. […]

A Car Accident & A Song Gone Silent (How Life Lessons from Chronic Illness Tide Me Through) | A Chronic Voice

Silence. Who knew silence could be so overwhelming? More suffocating than the humid tropic air, and not in the least bit golden. The rest of the flock is older and more placid, having laid their eggs, and had their mates. They even seem a tad jaded, or it might have been that Horace had stolen […]