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, […]

#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: […]

#100WritingDays Roundup 6: Eternal Sunshine of a Pain-Free Life | Click to read or pin to save for later | www.achronicvoice.com

The act of house moving isn’t just a physical activity, but also a mental one. Examining the reasons for posting feel-good quotes on Instagram, when situations aren’t always positive. The big lessons on instinct a little bird can teach. Thoughts on the eternal search for happiness, despite thoughts of doom. 18: House moving: mental test […]

What are some things that you find beautiful in your everyday life, despite all the pain and suffering? Share your thoughts with us here! | www.achronicvoice.com | #projChronicWisdom

Theme: Things I Find Beautiful in My Everyday Life Despite the Pain Question: Living in pain can be difficult, and it’s easy to fall into despair. We start to think that the world is a dark and ugly place, yet it can be so beautiful at the same time. What are some things that you […]

#projChronicWisdom: Secret Motivation Tips for When You’re Unmotivated | Participate here: www.achronicvoice.com

Theme: Secret Motivation Tips for When You’re Unmotivated Question: We all have those days where we aren’t motivated to do anything. Everything becomes labourious, and we just want to lie in bed and stare at the wall. What is your best method of dealing with this? How do you get yourself up and going again? […]

#100WritingDays Roundup 4: Secret Tips on Attracting Awesomeness

This week’s stories go a little philosophical as we muse on love vs dignity. There’s also a secret tip on how to attract the best kinds of people in the universe (hint: it’s kind of a wussy thing to do). Finally, I share my experience of the year I caught tuberculosis. It formed an alliance […]

Issue #52: The Hope that Caring Doctors Give & Intimate Portraits of Pain | A Chronic Voice

Saturday, 08 Apr 2017. Issue #52. In this edition: The hope that rises when you get a doctor who cares. 16 important life lessons from Frankl’s bestseller. Quality time with your children while stuck in bed. What chronic pain patients can do for exercise. An intimate portrait of endometriosis pain. A vulnerable plea for a […]

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: 16 Applications in Chronic Illness (Full Post) | A Chronic Voice

*If you’ve already read part 1 and part 2, you can skip right to part 3! *Note: This post contains affiliate links. It will not cost you anything to click on them, but I will get a small referral fee from any purchase, which will be used to maintain this blog. Thank you. With 10 […]

The Big Difference between Empathy and Sympathy | A Chronic Voice

This animation is short, but brilliant 🙂 People who are suffering do not need sympathy; despise it even. The line between the two different worlds of empathy and sympathy is thin. So what makes all the difference? Connection. Not just with other people. We have to reconnect with ourselves as human beings first, before we’re […]

#100WritingDays Roundup 3: Three short stories fresh from the oven! Revealing human emotions in all its raw, ugly, beautiful glory. And also some thoughts on human traits and books. | A Chronic Voice

Three short stories fresh from the oven! It was very embarrassing for me to reveal my biggest jealousy on so many levels (inside my head), but I’ve spilled the beans on digital paper here. This week’s edition also includes some reflections from books I’ve been reading, and a fun little metaphor for chronic illnesses. Happy […]

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: 16 Applications in Chronic Illness: Part II | A Chronic Voice

This is part two of a three part book review, “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. This book is full of great takeaways for those struggling to cope with chronic illness. I am sure many of us can also relate to the concepts within, as to be sick is to be a prisoner in […]

We take a glimpse into life with chronic illness as a young person in three short stories this week. Candid, insightful & humourous, we hope you enjoy them! | A Chronic Voice

There are three new stories in this week’s roundup for you! A candid glimpse into living with chronic illness as a young person, and learning to accept your body. If you really stop to think about it, it’s a wondrous creation despite all the flaws. I hope these stories bring a chuckle or add some […]