Best Tips for Preventing a Pain Flare (from 40 People with Chronic Illness) | www.achronicvoice.com

Part Two of Three: Preventing Pain Flares Before They Hit This is a three-part series all about pain flares caused by chronic illness. You can read what everyone’s biggest triggers are in part one here. In this second part of the series, we share our best coping strategies to prevent these flares from happening. These […]

Friday, 09 November 2018. Issue #135. In this issue: Taking care of yourself before the pain hits in full force. Learning your limits is a constant life lesson. When you’re in too much pain to even go to the doctor’s. Breaking away from the negative notion that resting is laziness. A common theme runs through […]

Issue #134: Useful Resources for Working from Home with Chronic Illness & Validating the Existence of Pain Can be a Huge Support | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 02 November 2018. Issue #134. In this issue: Chronic pain is impossible to comprehend; validating its existence is a big help. Useful resources for working from home, as a person with chronic illness. The resiliency you develop from battling illness daily. BackPack Health, a useful app for storing and sharing your health data, is […]

Issue #133: Why People Who Can Walk May Still Need to Use a Wheelchair & Manchester Airport's Wonderful Service for Those with Invisible Disabilities | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 26 October 2018. Issue #133. In this issue: A good starting point to improve my gut health, as a person with chronic, inflammatory diseases. Why people who can walk may still need to use a wheelchair from time to time. Educating others and advocating for yourself require lots of patience and clarity. Embracing your […]

Issue #131: Making the Active Choice to be Happy Despite Chronic Illness & What's Your Biggest Trigger for a Flare Up? | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 12 October 2018. Issue #131. In this issue: The frantic hope for a change in heart rate when you live with a heart rhythm disorder. What’s your biggest trigger for a flareup? – come share your experiences and knowledge. There’s nothing worse than being unable to sleep from painsomnia, and tips that might ease […]

Issue #129: The Struggle is Real with Pacing & Celebrating an Entire Year of Daily Gratitude | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 28 September 2018. Issue #129. In this issue: The struggle is real, when it comes to pacing and rationing your daily energy supply. Travelling with chronic illnesses can be tricky and worrisome, and tips to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip. September likes, including the most delicious ‘healthy’ ice cream. The importance of advocating […]

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. […]