In this issue: There is no need to apologise for an illness you didn’t ask for. Taking meds to tamp down pain levels, barely enough to get everyday duties done. Being ill doesn’t discount you from the right to be in a happy relationship, or the ability to contribute in different ways. Click to read more or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #chronicillness #spoonies #health #achronicvoice #medicine

Saturday, 21 April 2018. Issue #106. In this issue: There is no need to apologise for an illness you didn’t ask for. Taking meds to tamp down pain levels, barely enough to get everyday duties done. Learning that a slower pace of life is healthier in the long run. The grey area of passive suicide. […]

“Make Great Light” Review: UV Light Filters for Instant Indoor Protection | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note: While this post is sponsored by Make Great Light, all opinions expressed in this review are my own. My Personal Experience Working at Various Offices I started my career as a web developer in an advertising agency, and we occupied three different buildings over the span of two years. After I had to resign […]

Book Recommendations for Spoonies (but You're All Invited, Too!) | www.achronicvoice.com

Curated for People with Chronic Illness, but Suitable for All Hello and welcome to the first in a series of book roundups, curated with spoonies in mind! They’re all written by people with illness themselves, or with content that is relevant to our way of life. I’ll also throw in some unrelated, bonus recommendations here […]

A Beautiful e-Book Full of Uplifting Messages, Quotes & Illustrations! | www.achronicvoice.com

I Finally Got It Done I’m excited to publish this little e-book of mine, it only took two years 😉 It’s based on one of my personal favourite posts, “7 Reminders for Those Dim Days When You Lose Your Way”. In addition to the original messages, it also comes with relevant quotes and beautiful illustrations! […]

In this issue: Honouring the most intimate relationship you’ll ever have – that with your body. How it feels when you need a walker as a 20 year old. “Letting down” so many people must be devastating – Lady Gaga cancels 10 concerts due to severe fibromyalgia pain. Asking your pain questions in an attempt to release it. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #tophealthnews #spoonies #chronicillness #chronicpain

Sat, 10 Feb 2018. Issue #96. In this issue: Honouring the most intimate relationship you’ll ever have – that with your body. How it feels when you need a walker as a 20 year old. Actions don’t always match the consequences with chronic illness. “Letting down” so many people must be devastating – Lady Gaga […]

In this issue: The validation and understanding that comes from others in pain, because healthy people don’t get it. Why people mask their depression and even suicidal thoughts. Products that help with painsomnia, such as pregnancy pillows! The boring story of chronic life, because there’s no climax or conclusion. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 03 Feb 2018. Issue #95. In this issue: The emotional toll when people don’t believe that you’re in pain. When those who are supposed to protect you in society are ignorant. The validation and understanding that comes from others in pain, because healthy people don’t get it. Brain fog is exactly how it sounds […]

In this issue: You don’t always have to wait for someone to ask for help; often when they do they’re already at their wits’ end. The extra mental burden of constant pain, and how to manage it. A spoonie wish to you for the New Year! Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #chronicillness #chronicpain #spoonielife #achronicvoice

Sat, 06 Jan 2018. Issue #91. In this issue: You don’t always have to wait for someone to ask for help; often when they do they’re already at their wits’ end. The extra mental burden of constant pain, and how to manage it. A spoonie wish to you for the New Year! Celebrities transforming their […]

What Your Wish List Looks Like When You Have Chronic Illnesses | www.achronicvoice.com

What Do Wish Lists Reflect? What’s on your wish list, and why do you want these things? They tend to contain practical items that make everyday living easier, or luxurious treats that warm the heart. I’m not going to complain if I receive a fancy handbag, expensive perfume or surprise holiday, so go ahead 😉 […]

Issue #84: Brilliant Sarcasm on How to Fake Chronic Illness & Non-standard Pillows for Better Sleep. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #tophealthtweets #achronicvoice #chronicillness #spoonie

Sat, 18 Nov 2017. Issue #84. In this issue: Chronic illness survival tips from veteran spoonies. Some therapy with cute little Piper 😉 Non-standard pillows that might help with better sleep. A great book that helps both kids and adults understand chronic illness better. The difficulties of finding joy in a lifelong union with pain. […]

Issue #77: How Chronic Illness Steals from Your Self-Worth & 21 Insights into Living the Spoonie Life. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 30 Sep 2017. Issue #77. In this issue: How chronic illness steals from your self-worth through identity theft. 21 insights into living the spoonie life. A project featuring real people with illnesses, passions and talents all in one. What to wear when you have hypersensitive fibromyalgia skin. Why one in four Brits avoid talking […]