The Value in Seeking Out Moments of Gratitude (and How to do it) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Lisa is writing a series of guest posts on the blog on effective methods to cope with chronic illness, principles which she has applied to her own life with success. In this article, she shares how her initial skepticism (and even derision!) about using a gratitude journal turned into an […]

Issue #131: Making the Active Choice to be Happy Despite Chronic Illness & What's Your Biggest Trigger for a Flare Up? | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 12 October 2018. Issue #131. In this issue: The frantic hope for a change in heart rate when you live with a heart rhythm disorder. What’s your biggest trigger for a flareup? – come share your experiences and knowledge. There’s nothing worse than being unable to sleep from painsomnia, and tips that might ease […]

October 2018 Prompts: Budgeting, Speeding, Slowing, Evaluating & Escaping | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Budgeting You could budget your energy or your time. As a person with chronic illness, rationing everything in your life is probably the norm rather than the exception. But what I’d like to budget for October are […]

Issue #127: Beautiful Portraits of Women with Ostomy Bags & How to Help a Friend Who May be Contemplating Suicide | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 14 September 2018. Issue #127. In this issue: Accept and surround yourself with supportive resources to heal from the bad days. The many thought responses to the comment, “but you don’t look sick”. Joy can also be found in small achievements, and not just during fun times. Beautiful portraits of women with invisible illnesses […]

Issue #126: The Hard Choices Beneath the Cheerful Demeanour & Your Mental Health is Also Affected When You're Physically Unwell | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 07 September 2018. Issue #126. In this issue: The hard choices beneath the cheerful demeanour, when you live with chronic pain. It’s okay to collapse on the bad days, and to deal with the despair bit by bit. Why would anyone bother to share their vulnerabilities on social media, when there’s so much negativity? […]

Issue #120: Your Doctor Should Never Dismiss Your Pain & Why it's Important to be Honest With and About Your Pain | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 27 July 2018. Issue #120. In this issue: How humility gives me that little push to share about life with chronic illnesses, and why that’s important. Often just by being there with someone in unbearable pain, is the most important thing you can do. The constant assessments needed simply to live with chronic pain, […]

Issue #119: Reflections on How Chronic Illness is a Strict Teacher & Strategies to Manage Acute Flare-Ups vs ‘Normal’ Pain Days | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 20 July 2018. Issue #119. In this issue: Books curated for spoonies, but also relevant for our healthy friends! Your support is needed – clap as many times as you like for this article on Thrive Global. How fear destroys you without leaving a trace, and how to get back up. The absoluteness of […]

Move Through Your Pain & Grief, & Re-Discover Wholeness in the “Gritty Hope” Course | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note: This is an affiliated post. It will not cost you anything to click, read or register, but I will get a small referral fee if you sign up and purchase the course using ACHRONICVOICE as the referral source. Any earnings will go a long way in helping me to maintain this blog. Thank you! […]

Book Recommendations for Spoonies: Part 2 | www.achronicvoice.com

Welcome to the second edition of book recommendations for spoonies! Like the first roundup, these are all books written by people with illnesses themselves, or revolve around related topics. They’re suitable even if you’re a healthy person with no medical issues, and provide many interesting cultural and humane insights from around the world. I hope […]

Issue #114: There is No Way for You to Know How Much Pain Someone Else is Going Through & Gratitude for a Body That Works Hard Despite it All | www.achronicvoice.com

Saturday, 16 June 2018. Issue #114. In this issue: Finding the way back to hope. Every tissue and cell in our body renews at a faster rate when we sleep. An invitation to speak about pulmonary hypertension at the COPD conference in Rome. That guilty feeling when you look well and go out, even though […]