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

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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 […]

The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Prisons or Paths to Freedom (Guest Post by Rose Roberts) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Rose does a beautiful job articulating the struggles with self-worth and self-trust that many of us with chronic illness experience. Society has many pre-conceived, rigid notions of how a person should and shouldn’t be, which can strip away the essence of our humanity. Read Rose’s story about how her illness […]

In this issue: Acceptance doesn't mean giving up, but focussing on what you can rather than what you can't do. How many spoonies would like for society to treat them - with less judgement and more understanding. The biggest struggle of people with invisible illnesses is the lack of belief in their pains. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #tophealthtweets #healthnews #spoonies #chronicillness #healthcare

Saturday, 19 May 2018. Issue #110. In this issue: Life encompasses all ways of living; you don’t have to tie yourself down to a narrow frame of ‘strength’. Acceptance doesn’t mean giving up, but focussing on what you can rather than what you can’t do. How many spoonies would like for society to treat them […]

You Don't Have to be Strong, You Just Have to be a Little Stronger Than Before | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note: This post was first published on prohealth.com, and is republished here with permission from the editors. When Inspiration Becomes the Standard We often tell ourselves or others to ‘be strong’ or to ‘be brave’. Instead of instilling inspiration, these statements can sometimes provoke the opposite effect. It becomes another standard we have to meet, […]

In this issue: We have been nominated for ‘Best Pal’ in the annual Bloggers Bash in London – your vote will be appreciated! 🙂Patients with ME/CFS don’t recover from their fatigue, and gain increasing sensitivities. The non-linear process of grieving for your old life before chronic illness. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #healthnews #chronicillness #spoonies #chronicpain #chroniclife

Saturday, 14 April 2018. Issue #105. In this issue: A funny quote on negative people. We have been nominated for ‘Best Pal’ in the annual Bloggers Bash in London – your vote will be appreciated! 🙂 Self reminder to always hope, flares don’t last forever. Discovering that many others with chronic illness struggle with suicide […]