February 2019 Prompts: Adjusting, Hoping, Surviving, Befriending & Awakening | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Adjusting January has been a pretty tough month for me, in terms of life changes of the ‘normal’ kind. At least no new health issues to add to the list for now, hey? 😉 I’ve had to […]

How to Use the Tetris Effect to Invite Positivity Back into Your Life, Despite Chronic Illness | A Chronic Voice

What’s the Tetris Effect Got to do with Chronic Illness? Wait! Don’t stop reading – I’m definitely not about to start talk about gaming! While the Tetris effect may have started out with a phenomenon identified from heavy video game use, the Tetris effect is now used to describe instances when people devote so much […]

Some Interesting Observations on the Top Posts of 2018 It was interesting to note that half of the articles on this list weren’t written by me, and comprise of guest posts or perspective roundups. I was also extremely surprised to discover that the #1 post of the year was a write up about Antiphospholipid Syndrome, […]

Issue #143: Facebook Support Groups that are Actually Positive & Don't Judge When a Sick Person is Out Having that Rare Day of Fun | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 04 Jan 2019. Issue #143. In this issue: Focusing on your pain and problems can be a waste of precious time and energy. Why are people so quick to judge the reality of your pain when you’re out having a good time? Letting go of old baggage in the new year. Travelling as means […]

A String of Bad Days (and What Happened When That Good Day Finally Came Along) | A Chronic Voice

A Mixed Psychological State I’ve been in states of depression again of late. I’ve been through this cycle enough times to know that my brain chemistry is messed up again, although I have cause to believe that my epilepsy has a hand in them as well. I feel somewhat hypomanic at the same time, but […]

Issue #140: Things We Wished Our Colleagues Knew & the Unwanted Life Lesson of Asking for Help | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 14 December 2018. Issue #140. In this issue: Tips from real people, for coping with cold and winter. Showing some empathy, providing a listening ear, and other tips for being a better friend. Insight for colleagues on the fluctuation of good and bad days. The wish to try medical marijuana for pain relief, apart […]

Mainstream: Can You Talk to Us About ME? (There's Enough 'Normal' Health Tips to Go Around Already) | A Chronic Voice

Constantly I am inundated with article titles, statements, and ‘tips’ that tell me that the key to being healthy is a good night’s sleep. Or that exercise is essential to healthy living. Yes, these things are great for most people. But they do not work for me or ME. What is ME? Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) […]

All I Want for Christmas is Some Pain Relief! (Real Wish List Ideas from 13 People with Chronic Illness) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: At first, I thought that this post would make a good gift list resource. Ideas from real people with chronic illnesses, for others who are also in pain. Turns out that many of us want to try the same thing, no matter where we are in the world! Unfortunately, what […]

Call Me Sick Girl (Or How to Make Your Weakness Your Strength) | www.achronicvoice.com

Why Many People with Chronic Illness Hate to be Known as ‘Sick’ From reading articles online, I’m aware that many of us with chronic illnesses don’t like to be known as sick or weak. No human being does, really. There are many reasons why one might dislike the association with their illness, such as: We […]

Top Tweets #137: When You Miss the Warning Signs of Your Own Invisible Illness & Making Room for Better Things by Letting Go | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 23 November 2018. Issue #137. In this issue: Taking epsom salt baths to help with fibromyalgia, migraines and vertigo. When you miss the warning signs of your own invisible illness. Gift ideas for those with skin or scent sensitivities. Thoughts on why we’re not ‘warriors’, but simply living our lives and trying to be […]

What's it Like to Live with Invisible Illness in Singapore? (7 Locals Share Their Thoughts) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Chesna from Floral Garage approached me a couple weeks back for a collaboration. We had a floral workshop planned for raising awareness on chronic conditions, but perhaps the timing wasn’t right and we didn’t have enough participants. So they kindly sponsored four of their best-selling bouquets instead, to a few […]