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 here on this parallel journey that’s similar yet different in so many ways 🙂 Inspiring with the new “It’s in […]

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 […]