Issue 271: Writing and Journaling for Stress Relief & Enjoying Art with a Disability

Friday, 25 June 2021. Issue #271. In This Issue: The act of writing and journaling can help with stress relief, as it activates the creative part of your brain, and may even raise dopamine levels, depending on the type of journaling done. Reconsidering and enjoying art through stone painting, as a person with limited mobility. […]

Issue 270: People with Chronic Illness are Hypersensitive to Stress as It Manifests as Physical Pain & Self-Compassion During a Pain Flare Can be Tough as Your Mental Health is Suffering, Too

Friday, 18 June 2021. Issue #270. In This Issue: The toxicity of stress may not be apparent to a healthy person, but people with chronic illness are hypersensitive to it, as it can cause physical pain. When you’re in a pain flare, your mental health suffers too, and you can enter into a joyless state. […]

Issue #232: The Difficulty of Dealing with Emotions When in Constant Pain & You May Feel Helpless, But Just Showing Up Can Mean a Great Deal | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 25 September 2020. Issue #232. In this issue: Whilst society has been led to believe that disabilities equal wheelchairs, disability actually comes in all shapes and sizes. The rudeness of doctors when you’re in pain can be doubly hard to bear. You may feel tiny and helpless, but just showing up for a friend […]

3 Important Holiday Checklists for Those with Chronic Illness (and Their Supporters) | A Chronic Voice

There are Contrasts in Every Season I’ve created some holiday checklists here – specifically for those with chronic illnesses, and those who want to lend a helping hand. Holiday seasons are a time for fun and bonding, yet they can also be stressful periods, more so for some than others. Whilst many are out shopping […]