Flowers are the Most Beautiful When They're Just About to Die (and What That's Got to Do with Being a Spoonie) | www.achronicvoice.com

A Surprising Thought During a Floral Workshop Recently, I attended a floral workshop as part of a good friend’s hen’s party. Such classes aren’t that cheap, so in a way I was glad to finally have an ‘excuse’ to go for one without feeling guilty 😉 (P.s. I understand why they’re charged at those rates, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]