3 Important Holiday Checklists for Those with Chronic Illness (and Their Supporters) | A Chronic Voice

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. Whilst many are out shopping for gifts, there are single mothers struggling to provide a simple meal for their children. Whilst many are drinking in celebration, there […]

Issue #188 - #189: When Being in Pain Becomes the Norm & Embracing Mobility Aids as a Young Adult | A Chronic Voice

NOVEMBER WEEK 3 In Issue #188: Chronic illness is exhausting, even if you’re an optimist. Keeping stress at a minimal level in order to cope with chronic pain. Taking your unwanted identity as a sick person, and transforming it into something useful. An interesting variety of supplement recommendations for chronic pain and fatigue. Be aware […]

Issue #185: Not All Disabilities are Visible (They're Not 'Taking Advantage' of That Seat or Toilet) & What to Record in a Pain Journal | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 01 November 2019. Issue #185. In this issue: Next time you see someone ‘taking advantage’ of a space for disabled people, remember that not all disabilities are visible. Even people living with the same chronic illnesses can present different symptoms, and suggestions on what to record in a pain journal. Fear saps our bodies […]

Issue #183: Documentary-Style Films Made by the Chronic Illness Community & 5 Top Things That Can be Worse Than Chronic Pain | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 18 October 2019. Issue #183. In this issue: Recurring themes on what can actually be worse than chronic pain itself: 1) Loss of friendships 2) Ignorance or lack of understanding from friends, family and society. 3) Isolation and loss of a social life. 4) Loss of independence and career. 5) Unpredictability. Being trapped within […]

Issue 175 Top Health Tweets: Making it Through to the Next Day Counts for a Lot & the Importance of 'Finding Your Tribe' | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 23 August 2019. Issue #175. In this issue: Making it through to the next day counts for a lot. You may have all the motivation in the world, but be trapped in a body that isn’t able. The importance of ‘community’ and finding your tribe. The power of collective knowledge, with doctors and patients […]

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Angela wrote “I May Be Chronically Ill, but I’m Also Chronically Resilient” on our blog last year, and she’s now back with a follow up piece! (That article was also featured on the Top 10 list from 2018, by the way.) In the previous article, she talked about a system […]

Issue #144: Your Small Efforts are Big Ones When You're in Pain & the Rarer the Disease is, the More Important it is to Talk About it | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 11 January 2019. Issue #144. In this issue: No matter how small your effort may seem, it is still a 100% contribution when you’re in pain. The vicious cycle of guilt when you keep trying to get stuff done on bad days. Beware of emotional support dog! The rarer the disease is, the more […]

January 2019 Prompts: Dedicating, Establishing, Breaking, Strengthening & Allowing | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Dedicating I feel like I’ve been drifting upon a wide, open ocean for the past few years. I’ve neither been swept away by furious storms nor drowned yet, but I don’t seem headed anywhere either. I don’t […]

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 […]