Issue #228: Self Compassion is it Root of Self-Care & We Have the Right to Understand What Our Treatments Do as Patients

Friday, 28 August 2020. Issue #228. In this issue: Simply being there for someone in pain can mean the world to them. Expanding the Chronic Illness Social Pod together as a team. Twitter can be great for advocacy issues, and it can be encouraging to see chronic illnesses recognised and campaigned for. Positivity can become […]

What I've Learned - Living with Chronic Illness for 20 Years (Interview on 'The Uninvisible Pod') | A Chronic Voice

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed over on The Uninvisible Pod, a podcast series hosted by Lauren Freedman. She herself lives with depression, anxiety, Hashimoto’s Disease and sleep disorders, since she was a teen. Her podcast features people who live with various chronic illnesses, their loved ones, caregivers, experts and more. It touches […]

Issue #209: The Everyday Lives of Those with Chronic Illness & Breathing is Most Effective for Stress Management

Friday, 17 April 2020. Issue #209. In this issue: Becoming intimate with the elements of life, as a result of chronic illness. There is always a glimmer of hope, as long as you’re alive. Recognising the therapeutic role of art this World Art Day. A timeless linkup that showcases the everyday lives of those with […]

Issue #201: What is Medical Gaslighting & Managing Chronic Pain Often Goes Beyond Standard Healthcare | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 21 February 2020. Issue #201. In this issue: Gaslighting is emotional abuse which causes the victim to question their own feelings and sanity. Managing chronic pain often requires the need to add other holistic and complementary therapies. Feeling unprotected within your own body because of chronic illness. Living with chronic pain is like a […]

February 2020 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses | A Chronic Voice

Hello February! How’s it looking for everyone? I hope it hasn’t been too bad of a start to the new year. It’s been going fairly well for me (for now) – spoonie fingers crossed. Have a look at February’s linkup below, and I look forward to reading your thoughts, life experiences and goals for February […]

Issue #194: The Indescribable Debilitation of Chronic Fatigue & The Difference Between Active & Passive Suicidal Thoughts | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 03 January 2019. Issue #194. In this issue: Chronic fatigue – compared to pain – can be unfathomable as most people have never experienced it to such a debilitating extent. The link between chronic pain and psychological issues, which is obvious yet some research find ‘weird’. Writing to encourage empathy and to reduce ignorance. […]