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 […]

Issue #214: The Importance of Pacing to Prevent Pain Flares & How Blogging Opens Up Doorways for Conversations and Awareness

Friday, 22 May 2020. Issue #214. In this issue: Pacing and planning regular rest breaks are essential for preventing a pain flare. It gnaws away at your physical and mental wellbeing when you’re in isolation for long periods. Don’t let someone else’s bad behaviour (ghosting) rob you of the possibilities of another beautiful relationship. How […]

Issue 212: Using Writing as a Way to Rebuild Your Life Story & Caring for Our Caregivers by Genuinely Listening to Them Every Day | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 08 May 2020. Issue #212. In this issue: Jo’s review of her website which we revamped! Acceptance and allowance of emotions, without attaching meaning to what it means for our future. May has a lot of awareness dates, which I’ve listed for the writing prompts this month. Our bodies are not passive whilst sleeping, […]

Issue #203: Doctors Rarely Talk About Acceptance, but It’s Probably the Biggest Decision to Make & Faking Being Well to Get Through Your Day | A Chronic VOice

Friday, 06 March 2020. Issue #203. In this issue: It’s terrifying when you experience physical and strange symptoms from chronic illness which there are no answers for. What people don’t see – faking being well, in order to preserve dignity and get through the day. Soap is a detergent that breaks down lipids, which the […]

Issue #198: The Compatibility of Psychology and Psychiatry Help & The Importance of Slowing Down Daily Especially with Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 31 January 2019. Issue #198. In this issue: Nipping pain in the bud with painkillers, in order to prevent a bigger pain flare that will require harsher medications to suppress. Neither psychology nor psychiatry sessions are ‘better’; they are compatible with the same goals in mind. Enduring stress and pain flares to go to […]

Issue #184: No One Should Ever Make You Feel Ashamed for Sharing Your Health Journey & A Lot of Rest Time with Chronic Illness Isn't By Choice | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 25 October 2019. Issue #184. In this issue: When you’re unwell whether mentally or physically, then you just need to be kind to your body and rest. No one should ever make you feel ashamed for sharing your health journey; it’s important for breaking stigma and raising awareness. The emergency room is one of […]

Book Recommendations for the Chronically Ill: Part III | A Chronic Voice

I am finally getting around to the third installment of book recommendations, specially dedicated to my fellow chronic illness friends! Not all of these books are solely about health and illness; we need a break from these topics sometimes, don’t we?! But they are more or less related to humanity, the human body, and the […]