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 😉 […]

Issue #139: Chronic Illness Doesn’t Take a Break Just Because it’s the Holidays & Don’t Forget Those Who are Lonely This Festive Season | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 07 December 2018. Issue #139. In this issue: Savouring in the bright, happy vibes of December. Lupus doesn’t care that it’s the holiday season, and the need to deal with it because there’s no other way. When society sets cancer as the benchmark illness, and downplays other forms of pain compared to it. A […]

Issue #136: Chronic Illnesses are Tricky Due to How Individualistic They are & How They Impact the Whole Family | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 16 November 2018. Issue #136. In this issue: Chronic illnesses are tricky due to how individualistic they are, and tips from 40 people on how they cope. It’s difficult to comprehend your fragile mortality when you’re healthy. Listen to support, sometimes what you say may hurt. Husband gets angry whenever his wife feels unwell […]

The Value in Seeking Out Moments of Gratitude (and How to do it) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Lisa is writing a series of guest posts on the blog on effective methods to cope with chronic illness, principles which she has applied to her own life with success. In this article, she shares how her initial skepticism (and even derision!) about using a gratitude journal turned into an […]

October 2018 Prompts: Budgeting, Speeding, Slowing, Evaluating & Escaping | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Budgeting You could budget your energy or your time. As a person with chronic illness, rationing everything in your life is probably the norm rather than the exception. But what I’d like to budget for October are […]

Issue #129: The Struggle is Real with Pacing & Celebrating an Entire Year of Daily Gratitude | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 28 September 2018. Issue #129. In this issue: The struggle is real, when it comes to pacing and rationing your daily energy supply. Travelling with chronic illnesses can be tricky and worrisome, and tips to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip. September likes, including the most delicious ‘healthy’ ice cream. The importance of advocating […]

September 2018 Prompts: Reconnecting, Confessing, Relaxing, Romanticising & Sharing | www.achronicvoice.com

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Reconnecting with old friends and family. This is a rare thing for me to say because I enjoy being alone and am never bored, but I’ve reached a point of isolation overload 😉 I hardly have any […]

Issue #125: Giving Yourself Grace When Setting Goals & Using the 80% Rule to Manage Life with Chronic Illnesses | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 31 August 2018. Issue #125. In this issue: “You carry a large burden. You are not the burden.” Being aware that our normal looks a little different, and to give ourselves grace when setting goals. Having a diagnosis doesn’t always mean that people will believe you, including your family. Thinking I’d be all healthy […]

Issue #123: How Losing Your Career Due to Illness Can Impact Your Family’s Wellbeing & How Patients Can Support Each Other | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 17 August 2018. Issue #123. In this issue: The fallacy of repeated routines and lifestyles. How to survive a heatwave, as told by a spoonie. Self-talk and learning to trust in your own goodness. The Disabled Diva’s top three CBD products that can be purchased online. Struggling to get by while everyone else is […]

Issue #122: My Loyal Cockatiel Companion Post-Seizure & Using Pre-Emptive Rest as a Coping Strategy

Friday, 10 August 2018. Issue #122. In this issue: My loyal cockatiel companion checking in on me post-seizure! The big difference between pain tolerance vs pain threshold. Lessons learned from being a patient, through the eyes of a nurse. What it’s like to survive depression again and again, with the weight of misconceptions heaped onto […]