September 2017 Prompts: Resisting, Learning, Struggling, Supporting & Changing | www.achronicvoice.com

What will you be resisting, learning, struggling with, supporting and changing for the month? You’re free to interpret these keywords however you wish; here’s my own list! I hope you’ll join me here on this parallel journey that’s similar yet different in so many ways 🙂 *Note: This post contains affiliate links. It will not […]

How Essential Oils Can Benefit You: Interview with Sally of "Hope, Health, Healing". Click to read or pin to save for later | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Sally first contacted me when I expressed curiousity and interest towards essential oils on social media. She kindly offered to send some free samples (which I’ve featured in this post), and also agreed to an interview! She shares her knowledge of their benefits both for everyday usage, and as a […]

Flotation Therapy at Palm Avenue Float Club: Did it do Anything for My Chronic Pain? - A Chronic Voice

What Got Me Curious About Flotation Therapy Flotation therapy has been within my interest radar for quite some time. Reviews from other chronic illness bloggers keep popping up on my social media feeds, and they are all positive. Most of these bloggers are caucasian women with fibromyalgia, however. There’s even an entire research project dedicated […]

Issue #62: Handmade Goods by Spoonies & a Sensible Voice on Pain Medications - Click to read or pin to save for later - A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 17 Jun 2017. Issue #62. In this edition: Dealing with the chronic illness cards we’ve been dealt with in life. Choosing to deal with and fight the pain of mental abuse after 22 years. Impossibility is merely a riddle. The frustration of proving her CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome) is real. Our current mental […]

#100WritingDays Roundup 7: Click to read short stories on life and chronic illness, or pin to save them for later - A Chronic Voice

This week’s short stories: Stepping back to re-examine our lifestyles, as there are many methods to the art of living. An exploration on the ‘before’ and ‘after’ of one’s identity, after a life-changing crisis. A new life goal on disciplining the judgmental mind, to allow for more space, opportunity and peace to flourish within. 22: […]

#projChronicWisdom: Simple Pleasures I Can Enjoy While Stuck in Bed with Pain | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

Theme: Simple Pleasures I Can Enjoy While Stuck in Bed with Pain Question: It’s no fun being stuck in bed all day with pain that never really leaves. Your brain is too foggy to do anything productive, which is so frustrating. Yet life isn’t black and white; happiness can co-exist with agony. In the darkest […]

What are some things that you find beautiful in your everyday life, despite all the pain and suffering? Share your thoughts with us here! | www.achronicvoice.com | #projChronicWisdom

Theme: Things I Find Beautiful in My Everyday Life Despite the Pain Question: Living in pain can be difficult, and it’s easy to fall into despair. We start to think that the world is a dark and ugly place, yet it can be so beautiful at the same time. What are some things that you […]

#100WritingDays Roundup 3: Three short stories fresh from the oven! Revealing human emotions in all its raw, ugly, beautiful glory. And also some thoughts on human traits and books. | A Chronic Voice

Three short stories fresh from the oven! It was very embarrassing for me to reveal my biggest jealousy on so many levels (inside my head), but I’ve spilled the beans on digital paper here. This week’s edition also includes some reflections from books I’ve been reading, and a fun little metaphor for chronic illnesses. Happy […]

#100WritingDays Week 1 Roundup: A project to increase my writing output without sacrificing on quality, and also to explore Medium. Topics revolve around chronic illness, health and life. | A Chronic Voice

If you missed it, I started a ‘100 Writing Days’ project. The aim is to increase my writing output without sacrificing on quality, and also to explore the Medium platform. This is the first week, and I have five pieces for your perusal! Topics still revolve around chronic illness, but are also more flexible as […]

A Chronic Voice: 4 Everyday Scenarios We’re Not Sure How to be Polite About and Why

There are many things that healthy people do because, well, it’s pretty normal to do so. Yet such actions might be detrimental to a person with a compromised or weak immune system. This includes people with chronic or terminal illnesses, the young, pregnant and old. Not all the following scenarios are wrong per se, and […]

Is Seeking Help for Mental Health Worth the Fuss? | www.achronicvoice.com

Has the thought of seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist ever crossed your mind? You might have mused but hesitated over the idea. Either because you didn’t think that there were real benefits, or wondered what society would label you as. If so, then I wrote this article especially with you in mind. Societal Perceptions of […]