In this issue: There is no need to apologise for an illness you didn’t ask for. Taking meds to tamp down pain levels, barely enough to get everyday duties done. Being ill doesn’t discount you from the right to be in a happy relationship, or the ability to contribute in different ways. Click to read more or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #chronicillness #spoonies #health #achronicvoice #medicine

Saturday, 21 April 2018. Issue #106. In this issue: There is no need to apologise for an illness you didn’t ask for. Taking meds to tamp down pain levels, barely enough to get everyday duties done. Learning that a slower pace of life is healthier in the long run. The grey area of passive suicide. […]

In this issue: Acceptance is embracing all parts of yourself, even the ones you wish weren’t there, and giving yourself permission to feel without judgment. The decision to stop working is sometimes a personal one, and at other times one that’s forced upon you. Tips for surviving extended hospital bed rest. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #chronicillness #chronicpain #spoonie #marriage #selfawareness

Saturday, 07 April 2018. Issue #104. In this issue: Acceptance is embracing all parts of yourself, even the ones you wish weren’t there, and giving yourself permission to feel without judgment. The dilemmas of being ill after marriage. Sick Lessons is live, thanks to these contributors! Why you don’t have to be Strong, just a […]

How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Your Body, Even with Chronic Illness | www.achronicvoice.com

I’m sure you’ve noticed the commodities of love mushrooming around us at an alarming speed. Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming right up 😉 Amidst all the expressions of romantic love, I’d like to take some time to honour the bond I have with my body. It’s after all, the most intimate relationship I’ll ever have. […]

Issue #82: Winter Essentials for Spoonies & Challenging Society with #InvisiblyDisabledLooksLike. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 4 Nov 2017. Issue #82. In this issue: Ancient wisdom from Lao Tzu. How a single word change can make a huge difference. #InvisiblyDisabledLooksLike – challenging society’s perception of disability. Winter essentials for spoonies. The subtle signs of falling into a rut. The November linkup party is out! Health is the greatest wealth, yet […]

In Issue 81: 5 coping skills for depression. Redefining “have to’s” on our own terms. Celebrating the powerful kindness of caregivers. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Saturday, 28 October 2017. Issue #81. In this issue: Participate in the new weekly blog boost linkup on A Chronic Voice. Simple ways to raise awareness about chronic illness. Are people with chronic illnesses good at self-care? Five coping skills for depression. How a spoonie’s life was saved by a nurse whom she’s never met. […]

Issue #75: The Power of “I Believe You” & Death by Board Games and Tea. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 16 Sep 2017. Issue #75. In this issue: The little thing society can do for those in chronic pain. “I believe you” – three very powerful words. Changing our world views in order to thrive with chronic illness. How to keep your house clean even while ill. Spoonie problems: death by board games and […]

#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 […]

A Chronic Voice: Celebrating Caregivers – the Unsung Heroes of Everyday Life

Today I’d like to take some time to celebrate the unsung heroes who exist in our ordinary lives; those who sacrifice a portion of their lives to support someone struggling with an illness or difficulty. Kindness is a rare human trait these days, yet these simple, sincere acts are what we will remember with fondness […]