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 […]

October 2017 Prompts: Inspiring, Dreaming, Reducing, Creating, Listening. Click to read & participate, or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

What or who will you be inspiring, dreaming, reducing, creating and listening for the month of October? You’re free to interpret these keywords however you wish; here’s my own list! I hope you’ll join me on this parallel journey that’s similar yet different in so many ways 🙂 Click here to read other entries, and […]

“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 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: […]