Issue #164: Schedule Time to Rest or Your Body Will Do So for You & the World is Still a Wondrous Place Despite all the Suffering that Exists | A Chronic Voice | Featured Image

Friday, 07 Jun 2019. Issue #164. In this issue: Updated About page on A Chronic Voice with more information and resources. Schedule time for rest or your body will do so for you, and it won’t be pleasant. Your illness can’t be that bad because you’re still alive, right? Whilst yoga does not cure chronic […]

Issue #160: Hundreds of People with Chronic Illnesses Share Their Thoughts on What They Find Most Challenging, Besides the Pain Itself | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 10 May 2019. Issue #160. In this issue: Hundreds of people with chronic illnesses share their thoughts on what they find most challenging, besides the pain itself. Publication of a new book with proceeds going to the charity, “Invest in ME Research”. Friendship isn’t about changing people, but showing up for them when they […]

Issue #159: Accepting Help as a Mother with Chronic Illness Only Benefits Your Family & the Power of Steroids - Good and Bad | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 03 May 2019. Issue #159. In this issue: Painkillers can be helpful in nipping a big flare at the bud. Managing unnecessary stress of unwanted advice by either nodding along mindlessly, or adding to the block list in life. A blood test created by Stanford University to detect Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). The […]

Issue #155: What's It Like to be a Single Mother with Rheumatoid Arthritis & Medical Books to Read to Gain Some Perspective on Doctors | A Chronic Voiice

Friday, 05 April 2019. Issue #155. In this issue: You don’t need to prove your self-worth by pushing yourself harder, especially when you have so much to deal with already. Retreat and surround yourself with supportive resources, so you can regenerate better. When you find a super comfortable piece of clothing, buy in bulk! It’s […]

April 2019 Prompts: Tiring, Educating, Receiving, Giving & Quieting | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Tiring It’s been a tough year for me so far, especially in March. None of my monthly goals have been met, ironically due to ‘normal people’ sicknesses, i.e. bronchitis and dengue fever. I’ve mostly been bed bound, […]

March 2019 Prompts: Failing, Succeeding, Pausing, Deciding & Thriving | A Chronic Voice

CLICK HERE to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well! Failing So, my plan for ‘honouring and reviving my youth’ in February was an epic fail :p Note to self: pushing past my regular boundaries do trigger fairly long setbacks, just in case I forget – which […]

*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 #146: When Your Self-Identity is Tied to Your Career & Knowing When Self-Care Means Cancelling Plans or Getting Out | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 25 January 2019. Issue #146. In this issue: Chronic illness takes up lots of energy, so spend it wisely. When your self-identity is all tied up with your career, due to expectations from society. Know when self-care means cancelling plans, and when it means getting out. Whilst pacing won’t prevent all flares, the energy […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best Tips for Preventing a Pain Flare (from 40 People with Chronic Illness) | www.achronicvoice.com

Part Two of Three: Preventing Pain Flares Before They Hit This is a three-part series all about pain flares caused by chronic illness. (You can find links for the other two at the end of this post.) In this second part of the series, we share our best coping strategies to prevent these flares from […]