Issue #188 - #189: When Being in Pain Becomes the Norm & Embracing Mobility Aids as a Young Adult | A Chronic Voice

NOVEMBER WEEK 3 In Issue #188: Chronic illness is exhausting, even if you’re an optimist. Keeping stress at a minimal level in order to cope with chronic pain. Taking your unwanted identity as a sick person, and transforming it into something useful. An interesting variety of supplement recommendations for chronic pain and fatigue. Be aware […]

This Year's Grand Christmas Giveaway on A Chronic Voice (8 Awesome Products Up for Grabs!) | A Chronic Voice

*Note: A big THANK YOU to our sponsors in this year’s Grand Christmas Giveaway on A Chronic Voice: Slick Chicks, Thrive Tape, Winnie’s Picks, YuYu Bottle, Kathryn Trueblood, Nikki Albert, Lene Andersen and Sue Ingebretson! All opinions expressed in this giveaway post are my own, and may contain affiliate links. It will cost you nothing […]

Issue #186: Gifts You Wouldn't Wish for if Not for Chronic Illness & Support These Spoonie-Run Businesses! | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 08 November 2019. Issue #186. In this issue: Gifts you’d never know about or thought you’d want in another life, if not for chronic illness. Animals are natural healers who bring comfort, joy and companionship. You are not responsible for other people’s emotions and actions; learn to say no for the sake of your […]

Issue #185: Not All Disabilities are Visible (They're Not 'Taking Advantage' of That Seat or Toilet) & What to Record in a Pain Journal | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 01 November 2019. Issue #185. In this issue: Next time you see someone ‘taking advantage’ of a space for disabled people, remember that not all disabilities are visible. Even people living with the same chronic illnesses can present different symptoms, and suggestions on what to record in a pain journal. Fear saps our bodies […]

Issue #183: Documentary-Style Films Made by the Chronic Illness Community & 5 Top Things That Can be Worse Than Chronic Pain | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 18 October 2019. Issue #183. In this issue: Recurring themes on what can actually be worse than chronic pain itself: 1) Loss of friendships 2) Ignorance or lack of understanding from friends, family and society. 3) Isolation and loss of a social life. 4) Loss of independence and career. 5) Unpredictability. Being trapped within […]

Issue #182: Pain is Personal and not for Anyone Else to Judge & We are Responsible for Taking Care of Ourselves by Speaking Up | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 11 October 2019. Issue #182. In this issue: Our pain and how we handle it is personal, and not for anyone else to judge. I cannot imagine how I’d look like if all my invisible illnesses were manifested upon my physical form. We are responsible for taking care of ourselves, and that comes in […]

Issue #181: Why Giving Unsolicited Health Advice is Not Okay & Scheduling in Rest Time Before Your Body Schedules It for You | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 04 October 2019. Issue #181. In this issue: Why giving unsolicited health advice is not okay. It can become dangerous to not treat pain when it’s chronic and unyielding. The sadness that naturally comes with giving up passions due to chronic illness, and how to manage it. If a wheelchair helps you to regain […]

Issue#178: Chronic Illness has No Ultimate Medical Solution & Toxic Positivity is When Acceptance & Emotions are Denied | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 13 September 2019. Issue #178. In this issue: It’s easy to presume there are medical solutions in modern society, but chronic illness lurks even whilst in remission. When you’re defeated mentally, it’s impossible to cope physically. Never force your body to handle more than it can, though a gentle push can have beneficial cumulative […]

‘Stress Less’ Now: a Complete Course by a Psychologist Who Lives with Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

*Note: This post contains affiliate links. It will not cost you anything to click on them, but I will get a small referral fee from any purchase, which will be used to maintain this blog. Thank you! Stress is Part of Life, and More so with Chronic Illness I have a friend, Julie, whom I […]

How to Rewire Your Brain to Manage Chronic Pain (and Resources to Help) | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

In order to know ‘how’ to rewire our brains to manage chronic pain, first we need to understand ‘what’ pain and neuroplasticity even are. Let’s take a closer look at their definitions and causations to begin with. *Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by Pathways, all opinions expressed are my own. I am also not […]

Issue 170: Believe in Your Friend's Pain & Keep Checking in on Them. We Truly Do Appreciate You! | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 09 July 2019. Issue #170. In this issue: Help wanted – pick your favourite chronic illness slogans! There is no other way but to work towards our future slowly, for those of us living with chronic illnesses. ‘I believe you’ are powerful words, especially when many of your friends with chronic pain are often […]