Issue #225: Medical Gaslighting Which Leads You to Question Your Chronic Pain & The Difficulties of a Wheelchair User with Social Distancing | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 07 August 2020. Issue #225. In this issue: There will be many pleasant surprises as you get to know yourself better (inspirational video). When medical gaslighting causes a patient to question their chronic pain and its reality. With over 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, we likely know someone who lives with an […]

Chronic Pain: How to Approach a Loved One Without Pushing Them Away | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Dana Hall is a clinical psychologist who lives with an autoimmune disease herself, which made me excited to have her guest post on the blog! I always love reading professional tips written by a fellow chronic illness person. She specialises in trauma therapy, relationship dynamics, and chronic pain management. She […]

Issue #223: How to Find a Supportive Chronic Illness Community Online & Mobility Aids Can Help Save You Time, Energy and Pain | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 24 July 2020. Issue #223. In this issue: Sometimes nourishing yourself means subtracting, and not adding more into your life. How to find a supportive chronic illness community online using social media and more. Don’t put pressure on yourself to be ‘productive’ all day; pay attention to what your mind and body need, too. […]

Issue #220: The Unseen Ableism Rampant Within Society & The Stigma of Mental Health Issues (Both Societal & Internal) | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 03 July 2020. Issue #220. In this issue: The ableism rampant in society; don’t judge someone for not being able to do certain ‘easy’ physical activities. Listen to your body and rest well – as much as you need to – in order to recover from a pain flare. Many mental illnesses and disorders […]

Issue #219: Depression is Indescribable Unless You've Been Through it Yourself & Visualising Chronic Pain Patterns Through Art | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 26 June 2020. Issue #219. In this issue: Depression can make you not care about anything anymore, and is indescribable unless you’ve been through it yourself. The inability to do things that bring you joy or achievement, and feeling like you’re wasting your days and are unable to contribute, when you’re stuck at home […]

Issue #218: The Problem with the Phrase ‘It Could be Worse’ & The Many Hidden Costs Living with Chronic Illness or Disability | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 19 June 2020. Issue #218. In this issue: Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that causes the victim to question their own sanity and validity. There are many other costs involved in living with chronic illness or disability apart from seeing doctors and medications. Every person with disability knows that that are alternatives […]

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 […]