Best & Worst Part About Being Stuck at Home (From 32 People with Chronic Illness & Disability) | A Chronic Voice

In the first part of this series, people with chronic illness and disability shared their best tips for coping with isolation whilst stuck at home, often from pain or fatigue. With the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown, many healthy people have found themselves in similar situations. Perhaps with less pain and fatigue, yet the mental […]

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 #211: Negligence of Self Care Leads to Deterioration of Mental Health & Accessibility Needs are Different Even With the Same Disability | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 01 May 2020. Issue #211. In this issue: Baskets are great simple tools to help maximise accessibility at home. People with chronic illnesses learn to pay close attention to their bodies; unlike healthy people who are able to handle a bigger blow of stress with less down time. It’s difficult to navigate a world […]

12 Simple Lessons You Can Use to Manage Stress Today | A Chronic Voice

Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings on mindfulness and peace are popular worldwide due to their simplicity. ‘How to Relax’ is one of the many books in his ‘Mindfulness Essentials’ series. There is also ‘How to Sit’, ‘How to Eat’, ‘How to Love’ and more. Today’s review features the best tips for stress management that I found […]

Issue #207: The Idea that You Will ‘Never Recover’ is Incomprehensible to Most People & It’s Okay to Feel Joy (or None) in the Midst of Your Struggles | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 03 April 2020. Issue #207. In this issue: The idea that you will ‘never recover’ is incomprehensible to most people, and chronic illness has no beginning or end. Home is where the…medications are. The possibilities and quality of life that painkillers return to chronic pain patients. After you’ve gone through a bout of bad […]

Issue #206: Why So Many Who are Passive Suicidal Do Not Dare to Seek Help & Sadly, the Coronavirus Situation is a Taste of What Chronic Life is Like | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 27 March 2020. Issue #206. In this issue: The innate stigma of passive suicidal ideation, and why so many people do not dare speak up and seek help. There is a difference between being true to yourself, and being intractable. Motivational tip: Focus only on what you need to achieve right now, and take […]

Managing Anxiety and Depression as a Senior | A Chronic Voice

It’s unfortunately very common for seniors to experience anxiety and depression. An in-home elderly care professional pointed out that anxiety and depression are especially common in seniors that have recently lost a significant other, friends and family, or if they are dealing with an ailment or illness that doesn’t let them live their life the […]

Issue #204: The Best Ways to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus & The Role of Healthy People in Preventing the Rapid Spread of Disease | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 13 March 2020. Issue #204. In this issue: Infographic on the best ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus, NCOVID-19, and also from any airborne or surface transmissible viruses. Self-care becomes a lot less glamorous than the picture painted, when your energy and mobility are limited. No two chronic illness persons are the same, […]

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 […]