Issue #128: The Fear that People Think You’re Faking Your Illness & Things a Doctor-Patient Want You to Know | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 21 September 2018. Issue #128. In this issue: The ironic upside of living in a country that’s strict with drug laws like Singapore. A common fear that people might think we’re faking our illness, just because we can still get stuff done on the good days. Things a doctor who’s also a patient want […]

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 #125: Giving Yourself Grace When Setting Goals & Using the 80% Rule to Manage Life with Chronic Illnesses | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 31 August 2018. Issue #125. In this issue: “You carry a large burden. You are not the burden.” Being aware that our normal looks a little different, and to give ourselves grace when setting goals. Having a diagnosis doesn’t always mean that people will believe you, including your family. Thinking I’d be all healthy […]

Issue #124: Strange Migraine Cure Suggestions from People Who Don't Live with It Daily & You're Allowed to Enjoy Your Life Despite Disability or Illness | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 24 August 2018. Issue #124. In this issue: How weather changes can leave you in a state of perpetual fatigue. Check out Lemonayde, a dating app built for people with health challenges in mind. When there’s a letter from a spoonie waiting for you in the mailbox, rather than the usual bills and junk. […]

YuYu Hot Water Bottle Review: ‘Surround Warmth’ for Pain Relief | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by YuYu Bottle, all opinions expressed in this review are my own. Don’t forget to use the discount code at the end of this post for 15% off your first purchase! The Speedy Arrival of a Much Anticipated Parcel My emerald super soft fleece YuYu bottle arrived via DHL, […]

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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A Curated Playlist for Spoonies (that's as Unpredictable as Chronic Illness!) | www.achronicvoice.com

The Magic of Music I’m pretty sure you’ve figured it out by now, but music can have a huge influence on our moods. Sometimes it even perks me up and inspires me within seconds! Music also has the power to unlock memories and other cognitive capacities in Alzheimer’s disease. That’s pretty fascinating, if you ask […]

Issue #115: A Comprehensive Guide to Buying a Wheelchair & That Neverending Battle with Balance | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 22 June 2018. Issue #115. *Note: I’m changing the start date of the weekly top health tweets to space out my weekend tasks a little more. Let’s see how it goes! In this issue: When you’re in extreme pain, the purpose of life can seem daunting. A comprehensive guide to choosing a suitable wheelchair. […]