Issue #168: Grieving Isn't Only for the 'Big Things' & Don't Undermine the Importance of Your Mental Health | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 05 July 2019. Issue #168. In this issue: When it’s the end of the day, all you can do is to sleep on it, and deal with it tomorrow. Don’t ignore your mental health, and find a good therapist to be part of your team. The difference between self-care and caring for yourself. When […]

Why You Need a Good Therapist on Your Healthcare Team (Based on My Personal Experiences) | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

*Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by BetterHelp, all opinions expressed in this review are my own. If there’s one advice I’d give as a person who’s lived with chronic illnesses for 20 years, it is this: don’t ignore your mental health, and find a good therapist to be part of your healthcare team. I […]

Issue #167: Acceptance Means to Stop Fighting *Yourself* & Knowing Now to Always Get Help if Your Mental Health Deproves | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 28 June 2019. Issue #167. In this issue: The struggle of living with a chronic illness that has unpredictable symptoms. Buried truths from pain left to rot, but germinate with a sprinkle of loving kindness. Morbid jokes help me to cope whilst living with chronic illnesses. The loneliness of ME/CFS and chronic illness, when […]

Issue #166: The Worries as a Young Person Diagnosed with Chronic Illness & a Wheelchair Isn't Just a Mobility Tool, It is Also a Friend and More | Featured Image

Friday, 21 June 2019. Issue #166. In this issue: The worries as a young person when diagnosed with chronic illness. The ‘A Day in the Life’ Linkup aims to show how different life can be for us all, especially those with chronic illnesses or disabilities. The frustration and boredom of chronic pain and being confined […]

Issue #164: Schedule Time to Rest or Your Body Will Do So for You & the World is Still a Wondrous Place Despite all the Suffering that Exists | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 07 Jun 2019. Issue #164. In this issue: Updated About page on A Chronic Voice with more information and resources. Schedule time for rest or your body will do so for you, and it won’t be pleasant. Your illness can’t be that bad because you’re still alive, right? Whilst yoga does not cure chronic […]

Issue #162: When You Forget What it Feels Like to be Pain-Free & There are Many Sources of Hope, Which Looks Different for Everyone | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 24 May 2019. Issue #162. In this issue: Feeling like a private investigator with chronic illness, as you seek out effective treatments. The admiration for and strength required to survive depression every day. A gentle reminder that bad thoughts will pass. There are many sources of hope out there, and it comes in different […]

Issue #160: Hundreds of People with Chronic Illnesses Share Their Thoughts on What They Find Most Challenging, Besides the Pain Itself | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 10 May 2019. Issue #160. In this issue: Hundreds of people with chronic illnesses share their thoughts on what they find most challenging, besides the pain itself. Publication of a new book with proceeds going to the charity, “Invest in ME Research”. Friendship isn’t about changing people, but showing up for them when they […]

Issue #159: Accepting Help as a Mother with Chronic Illness Only Benefits Your Family & the Power of Steroids - Good and Bad | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 03 May 2019. Issue #159. In this issue: Painkillers can be helpful in nipping a big flare at the bud. Managing unnecessary stress of unwanted advice by either nodding along mindlessly, or adding to the block list in life. A blood test created by Stanford University to detect Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). The […]

Issue #156: Invisible Disability Can Sadly Incite Doubts at Work & When it Feels Like the Last Straw, it May be That You're Too Tired to Deal for Now | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 12 April 2019. Issue #156. In this issue: The weight of nothingness, of depression, is a heavy one to bear. Migraines can be extremely debilitating, yet are also very misunderstood. When our caregivers are used to seeing us in pain flares, even signs of Dengue Fever can appear deceptive. Rapid forced tapering of opioids […]