What I Thought About the Award-Winning Film, “Unrest” (vs My Healthy Movie Night Companions!) | www.achronicvoice.com

Who is Jennifer Brea, and What is “Unrest” About? Jennifer Brea was a Ph.D. student at Harvard, when she was struck down by a mysterious illness. This is a documentary of both her and her husband’s journey, living with this nightmare of a disease called ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). She approached me […]

In this issue: Chronic Illness Bloggers is expanding once again! When disabled people judge someone with invisible illness too, what more about healthy folks? 20 of the healthiest foods on earth, yet can still be harmful to those with blood clotting disorders. | www.achronicvoice.com | #tophealthnews #chronicillness #autoimmunedisorders #spoonielife #healthtips #chronicpain

Fri, 16 Feb 2018. Issue #97. In this issue: The natural initial response of fighting against a harsh chronic illness diagnosis. Why it isn’t fun or exciting being home all day due to illness. Chronic Illness Bloggers is expanding once again! An Instant pot soup recipe that’s good for your gut and soul. When disabled […]

Get to Know Me Better Through These 20 Fun Questions from WheelEscapades! | www.achronicvoice.com

Most Fun Interview Questions So Far! Gemma of WheelEscapades has this fun section on her blog called “Twenty Questions”. It’s a small diversion from the usual disability topics, yet I gained a lot of insight from the answers as well! It’s interesting to enter the mind of someone else, to learn of their desires and […]

The Subtle Difference Between Saying “Think Positive” and “Stay Positive” to Someone with Chronic Pain | www.achronicvoice.com

I don’t know about you but for me, there is a difference when someone tells me to ‘think positive’ as opposed to ‘stay positive’. The former implies an undermining of suffering, while the latter tells me that you’re on my team. Perhaps I have a case of word oversensitivity, but I’ll go ahead and tell […]

How to be a Positive Thinker: Without the Unicorns & Rainbows | www.achronicvoice.com

Wait…What? I woke up feeling like crap. One of those depressive days that arrive unannounced, bringing joint aches and other friends along with it. “Today is a bad day” was the very first thought that surfaced in my mind. And then, I paused to think about what I had just thought about without even thinking […]

“It’s in My Blood” Series #1: Sarah Poitras | www.achronicvoice.com

Featuring Sarah Poitras in Our First Edition! What do people with chronic illnesses do every day? Do they even get any enjoyment out of life?! I think there’s no better way to kick off this brand new series than to feature Sarah Poitras of Travel Breathe Repeat! Despite having a progressive lung disease, she travelled […]

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 curiosity 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 […]