Flotation Therapy at Palm Avenue Float Club: Did it do Anything for My Chronic Pain? - A Chronic Voice

What Got Me Curious About Flotation Therapy Flotation therapy has been within my interest radar for quite some time. Reviews from other chronic illness bloggers keep popping up on my social media feeds, and they are all positive. Most of these bloggers are caucasian women with fibromyalgia, however. There’s even an entire research project dedicated […]

Issue #62: Handmade Goods by Spoonies & a Sensible Voice on Pain Medications - Click to read or pin to save for later - A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 17 Jun 2017. Issue #62. In this edition: Dealing with the chronic illness cards we’ve been dealt with in life. Choosing to deal with and fight the pain of mental abuse after 22 years. Impossibility is merely a riddle. The frustration of proving her CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome) is real. Our current mental […]

Issue #61: A Close Look at Stockholm Syndrome & an Affordable Gluten-free Diet - Click to read or pin to save for later - A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 10 Jun 2017. Issue #61. In this edition: How trying to avoid stress can cause more stress. The correlation between Stockholm Syndrome and mental health. A collection of inspirational posts from those with chronic illnesses. Quotes on happiness and life lessons. A much-needed reminder on how illness can take away your control, but not […]

Stress Management: How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh - click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

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 focusses on “How to Relax”, a book you can absorb […]

#100WritingDays Roundup 6: Eternal Sunshine of a Pain-Free Life | Click to read or pin to save for later | www.achronicvoice.com

The act of house moving isn’t just a physical activity, but also a mental one. Examining the reasons for posting feel-good quotes on Instagram, when situations aren’t always positive. The big lessons on instinct a little bird can teach. Thoughts on the eternal search for happiness, despite thoughts of doom. 18: House moving: mental test […]

What are some things that you find beautiful in your everyday life, despite all the pain and suffering? Share your thoughts with us here! | www.achronicvoice.com | #projChronicWisdom

Theme: Things I Find Beautiful in My Everyday Life Despite the Pain Question: Living in pain can be difficult, and it’s easy to fall into despair. We start to think that the world is a dark and ugly place, yet it can be so beautiful at the same time. What are some things that you […]

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: 16 Applications in Chronic Illness: Part II | A Chronic Voice

This is part two of a three part book review, “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. This book is full of great takeaways for those struggling to cope with chronic illness. I am sure many of us can also relate to the concepts within, as to be sick is to be a prisoner in […]

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: 16 Applications in Chronic Illness: Part 1 | A Chronic Voice

With 10 million copies sold, Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” is one of the most popular books of our times. He wrote it in only nine days, but it is full of thought provoking questions and wisdom. His thoughts on this timeless question – ‘what is the meaning of life?’ – are easy to […]

A Chronic aAre You a Capable Person? What Does That Even Mean? | A Chronic VoiceVoice: What is Capability, Really?

The Modern Day Definition of Capability One of the definitions of the word ‘capable’ yields, “having power and ability; efficient; competent”. How does modern society perceive this? Perhaps you might picture a powerful woman, who not only leads a multinational corporation, but also has three kids, a dog and runs half marathons on a regular […]

Why I Need to See 10 Different Doctors

Autoimmune disorders are a complex beast; no two patients are the same, despite having a shared illness. There is no standard medication, like antibiotics to treat a common flu. Every patient’s custom combination of drugs comes from trial and error. As a result, following up with only one doctor is usually insufficient. Various departments contribute […]