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 […]

Life with Chronic Illness: Happiness & Pain Can Co-exist | www.achronicvoice.com

*This post was first published on februarystars.co.uk A Day in the Life of Chronic Pain My partner massaged shampoo into my hair as I hunched over in the bathtub, shivering with pain. His finger movements were awkward but gentle, which made it all the more endearing. The pain was unbearable, yet I had insisted on […]

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 […]

Issue #71: Beneath the Invisibility & How to Manage Your Energy Budget | www.achronicvoice.com

Saturday, 19 Aug 2017, Issue #71. In this issue: What spoons represent and the rise of spoon tattoos. Acceptance of self is to put on the armour of peace. 25 photos that show what invisible illness can look like. Those with long-term illnesses – how do we handle them? How to manage your chronic illness […]

Issue #68: Acceptance Means Gaining a New Perspective. Click to read or pin to save for later. www.achronicvoice.com

Saturday, 29 Jul 2017. Issue #68. In this edition: Imagine what it feels like when invisible pain becomes visible. When your grandparents are more active than you are. The number one cause of death in the world is from chronic illnesses. 81% of patients report pain relief using Quell. Acceptance means gaining a new perspective, […]