Issue #148: Your Suffering Should Never be Invalidated & Seeking Pockets of Joy Within Intense Pain | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 08 February 2019. Issue #148. In this issue: Respect your body’s limits and listen to it with an open and empathetic mind. Migraines are very misunderstood, and aren’t ‘just a bad headache’. Even though life often seems aimless or pointless, we need to cling on, and together we can do it. The need to […]

Issue #146: When Your Self-Identity is Tied to Your Career & Knowing When Self-Care Means Cancelling Plans or Getting Out | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 25 January 2019. Issue #146. In this issue: Chronic illness takes up lots of energy, so spend it wisely. When your self-identity is all tied up with your career, due to expectations from society. Know when self-care means cancelling plans, and when it means getting out. Whilst pacing won’t prevent all flares, the energy […]

In this issue: We have been nominated for ‘Best Pal’ in the annual Bloggers Bash in London – your vote will be appreciated! 🙂Patients with ME/CFS don’t recover from their fatigue, and gain increasing sensitivities. The non-linear process of grieving for your old life before chronic illness. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #healthnews #chronicillness #spoonies #chronicpain #chroniclife

Saturday, 14 April 2018. Issue #105. In this issue: A funny quote on negative people. We have been nominated for ‘Best Pal’ in the annual Bloggers Bash in London – your vote will be appreciated! 🙂 Self reminder to always hope, flares don’t last forever. Discovering that many others with chronic illness struggle with suicide […]

In this issue: Acceptance is embracing all parts of yourself, even the ones you wish weren’t there, and giving yourself permission to feel without judgment. The decision to stop working is sometimes a personal one, and at other times one that’s forced upon you. Tips for surviving extended hospital bed rest. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #chronicillness #chronicpain #spoonie #marriage #selfawareness

Saturday, 07 April 2018. Issue #104. In this issue: Acceptance is embracing all parts of yourself, even the ones you wish weren’t there, and giving yourself permission to feel without judgment. The dilemmas of being ill after marriage. Sick Lessons is live, thanks to these contributors! Why you don’t have to be Strong, just a […]

Issue #103: What Happens When the Pain Exceeds Your Coping Resources & Finding Beauty in Everyday Life Despite it All. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #healthnews #chronicillness #chronicpain #spoonie #mentalhealth

Saturday, 31 March 2018. Issue #103. In this issue: The hard reality that you might be unappealing to some because of your illness. Some great reads for both the healthy and ill alike. The realisation that you’re putting actual living on hold while managing chronic illnesses. When you want to do nice things for your […]

Issue #102: The Reality of ‘Med Shaming’ & Cherishing the Good Days Without Feeling Guilty. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #achronicvoice #spoonielife #chronicillness #chronicpain #selfawareness

Sun, 25 Mar 2018. Issue #102. In this issue: Egg hatching, the wonders of life! Masking pain in every way possible. Cherishing the good days without feeling guilty towards societal expectations. Finding strength and hope amidst endless pain. Trusting life to lead you onwards. Quotes that help with mental illness recovery. What Wheelescapades’ dream wheelchair […]

In this issue: Up close and personal with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Jennifer Brea’s film, “Unrest”. Designing a new menstrual cup for disabled women out of necessity. The difficult question of disability and ability to work. Why it’s important not to hide your pain and feelings. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #healthnews #spoonielife #chronicillness #painmanagement

Sat, 20 Jan 2018. Issue #93. In this issue: Up close and personal with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Jennifer Brea’s film, “Unrest”. Designing a new menstrual cup for disabled women out of necessity. When doctors should be on your side, but aren’t. When everyone seems to be adulting, but not you. The difficult question of […]

Chronic Illness is Unpredictable, but You Don't Always Have to Fear the Unknown | www.achronicvoice.com

*This post was first published on prohealth.com, and is republished here with permission from the editors. What’s your plan for retirement? Does nothing concrete come to mind? What about in 10 years, or maybe just five? What about tomorrow, or this evening? I admit to drawing a blank in my mind to most of these […]

Issue #92: Learning to Become Your Own Advocate & the Best Kind of Support Group for Some. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #chronicillness #spoonielife #chronicpain #healthcare

Sat, 13 Jan 2018. Issue #92. In this issue: There’s plenty of colour and life and beauty yet left in you. The best kind of support group I’ve discovered in 2017. ‘Zero to Hero’ – a great fitness programme designed for people with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Oska Pulse, the pain device that was approved […]

Issue 88: Things That Make Life Worth It Despite Chronic Pain & a Homemade Happiness Jar. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #tophealthnews #healthnews #chronicillness #spoonielife #chronicpain

Sat, 16 Dec 2017. Issue #88. In this issue: What it’s like to live with pain day in and out, and the things that make life worth it. Share how you’ll be ending the year with 5 prompts. There is always something to work on within ourselves. Make your own diffuser ornament with essential oils. […]