*Click here to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Reflecting on my refreshing Aussie holiday! I spent two weeks visiting the western region, before joining my partner’s family for Christmas. It was a ball of a time, watching all the kids rip open their presents. Their […]

Important Holiday Checklists for Spoonies & Their Supporters | www.achronicvoice.com

There are Contrasts in Every Season Holiday seasons are a time for fun and bonding, yet they can also be stressful periods, more so for some than others. While many are out shopping for gifts, there are single mothers struggling to provide a simple meal for their children. While many are drinking in celebration, there […]

Issue #87: True Self-Care Goes Beyond Pampering & the Isolation from Chronic Pain During the Holidays. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #tophealthtweets #achronicvoice #chronicillness

Sat, 09 Dec 2017. Issue #87. In this issue: True self-care goes beyond salt baths and chocolate cakes. When brain plasticity goes wild from chronic pain. A terrifying glimpse into the dark world of ME/CFS through the film, “Unrest”. Those who are hard to get along with are often coming from a place of pain. […]

December 2017 Prompts: Recovering, Shopping, Enjoying, Reminiscing & Preparing | www.achronicvoice.com

Prompts for December 2017: recovering, shopping, enjoying, reminiscing and preparing. You’re free to interpret these keywords as you wish, but here’s my own list! I hope you’ll join me in sharing more insight about life with chronic illnesses 🙂 Click here to submit your own entry, and to read what others are up to as […]

Issue #85: Feeling Empowered from Getting Help & Saying 'No' to Certain Obligations | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 25 Nov 2017. Issue #85. In this issue: What do wish lists really reflect about a person? Restoring the balance in your body, especially through nature. Feeling empowered instead of helpless from getting help needed. Saying ‘no’ to obligations that will wear you out. A little trick on how to think positively without feeling […]

What Your Wish List Looks Like When You Have Chronic Illnesses | www.achronicvoice.com

What Do Wish Lists Reflect? What’s on your wish list, and why do you want these things? They tend to contain practical items that make everyday living easier, or luxurious treats that warm the heart. I’m not going to complain if I receive a fancy handbag, expensive perfume or surprise holiday, so go ahead 😉 […]

December Prompts: Discovering, Rediscovering, Anticipating, Decluttering & Cherishing. | www.achronicvoice.com

What or who will you be discovering, rediscovering, anticipating, decluttering and cherishing this November? You’re free to interpret these keywords as you like, and here’s my list! I hope you’ll join me in sharing more insight about life with chronic illnesses 🙂 Click here to submit your own entry, and to read what others are […]

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. […]

Top Health Tweets Issue #80: That Feeling When You Get a Doctor Who Listens & Tips to End Painsomnia | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 21 Oct. Issue #80. In this issue: How I learned to befriend my inner child. Tips to end the vicious painsomnia cycle. Q&A: What are some secret pockets of time you look forward to every day? Adaptation is our greatest strength and flaw as human beings. Living a passion-filled life with Multiple Sclerosis. When […]

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 […]