Issue 270: People with Chronic Illness are Hypersensitive to Stress as It Manifests as Physical Pain & Self-Compassion During a Pain Flare Can be Tough as Your Mental Health is Suffering, Too

Friday, 18 June 2021. Issue #270. In This Issue: The toxicity of stress may not be apparent to a healthy person, but people with chronic illness are hypersensitive to it, as it can cause physical pain. When you’re in a pain flare, your mental health suffers too, and you can enter into a joyless state. […]

Issue #241: The Chronic Illness Home and Lifestyle is Expensive & It’s Easy to Feel Like No One Understands, But That is Not True | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 27 November 2020. Issue #241. In this issue: Many people with chronic illness and disability need to make modifications to their home and lifestyle, and this often doesn’t come cheap. The guilt that overwhelms you at the A&E, when your colleague needs to cover your back at work again. If there’s one thing I’ve […]

A Car Accident & A Song Gone Silent (How Life Lessons from Chronic Illness Tide Me Through) | A Chronic Voice

Silence. Who knew silence could be so overwhelming? More suffocating than the humid tropic air, and not in the least bit golden. The rest of the flock is older and more placid, having laid their eggs, and had their mates. They even seem a tad jaded, or it might have been that Horace had stolen […]

Issue #202: Neglecting Self-Care Leads to Deterioration of Mental Health & Little Love Letters to Yourself, for Those Dark Days | A Chronic Voice

Monday, 02 March 2020. Issue #202. In this issue: Self-care isn’t indulgent; neglecting it leads to deterioration of mental health and more. Sometimes the pain feels like forever, but take one breath in and out, and survive. Little love letters and guideposts for those days when it gets too dark. The loss of a passion […]