Issue 252: Losing Your Career Due to Chronic Illness Can Take a Huge Blow on Your Identity and Mental Health & A Roundup of Mood Boosting Blogs

Friday, 12 February 2021. Issue #252. In this issue: Losing your career due to chronic illness can take a huge blow on your self identity and mental health, making it seem worse than the physical pain itself. It can be comforting to plan just the next step in life, as a blank future can be […]

Issue #239: The Incredible Loneliness You Feel with Painsomnia in the Middle of the Night & Inspirational Books for the Chronically Ill | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 13 November 2020. Issue #239. In this issue: Those of us with chronic illness and disability often face additional challenges during the holiday season due to our limited energy; share your best coping strategies and get published on the blog! Motivational and inspirational books for the chronically ill. That ‘aloneness’ you feel with painsomnia […]

Issue #228: Self Compassion is it Root of Self-Care & We Have the Right to Understand What Our Treatments Do as Patients

Friday, 28 August 2020. Issue #228. In this issue: Simply being there for someone in pain can mean the world to them. Expanding the Chronic Illness Social Pod together as a team. Twitter can be great for advocacy issues, and it can be encouraging to see chronic illnesses recognised and campaigned for. Positivity can become […]

Issue #227: Disabled People to Follow on YouTube & Never Take It Lightly When Someone Hints That They are Suicidal

Friday, 21 August 2020. Issue #227. In this issue: When life (or death) teases you with good health for a short period of time as a chronically ill person. CBD research in the works, including Epidiolex as the first FDA approved drug for treating rare forms of seizures. The most dangerous period during pregnancy with […]

How to be a Positive Thinker: Without the Unicorns & Rainbows | A Chronic Voice

Wait…What Did I Just Think? 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. Quite the positive thinker, as you can tell. And then, I paused […]

Issue 216: Even Basic Tasks Become a Challenge with Chronic Illness & Acceptance Isn’t Defeat but an Allowance of Grace

Friday, 05 June 2020. Issue #216. In this issue: Even basic tasks are challenging with chronic illness, and you live each day in survival mode. Grief, like chronic pain, comes and goes, but sit with it and you will be okay. Our bodies are resilient powerhouses without you even realising it, especially when you’re healthy. […]

Issue #213: The Link Between Migraines and Fibromyalgia & How to Communicate Your Pain Clearly to Your Doctors

Friday, 15 May 2020. Issue #213. In this issue: To live with chronic illness is to live with unpredictability, and is a life lesson many of us have had to learn early the hard way. The damaging mental effects of steroids that are often ignored, with physical symptoms taken more seriously. Linkup resources you can […]

Issue #211: Negligence of Self Care Leads to Deterioration of Mental Health & Accessibility Needs are Different Even With the Same Disability | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 01 May 2020. Issue #211. In this issue: Baskets are great simple tools to help maximise accessibility at home. People with chronic illnesses learn to pay close attention to their bodies; unlike healthy people who are able to handle a bigger blow of stress with less down time. It’s difficult to navigate a world […]

Issue #204: The Best Ways to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus & The Role of Healthy People in Preventing the Rapid Spread of Disease | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 13 March 2020. Issue #204. In this issue: Infographic on the best ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus, NCOVID-19, and also from any airborne or surface transmissible viruses. Self-care becomes a lot less glamorous than the picture painted, when your energy and mobility are limited. No two chronic illness persons are the same, […]