Issue #226: When Chronic Illness Takes Away your Fun Identity & An Inclusive Society Benefits All as We Thrive on Diverse Contributions | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 14 August 2020. Issue #226. In this issue: Not all disabilities are visible so don’t make assumptions. Small acts of kindness can seem like a huge act of mercy to someone who’s in pain. I can only do what I can do as a person with chronic illness, and flow through life in a […]

Issue #224: Disability Comes in All Shapes and Sizes (Not Just a Wheelchair) & Stress is Often an Undermined Factor to Good Health

Friday, 01 August 2020. Issue #224. In this issue: Disability comes in all shapes and sizes, contrary to the beliefs in modern society that disability comes with a wheelchair. Taking ‘today is a bad’ day and looking at it as ‘today is a good day to…..’. ‘Today is a bad day’ is often a thought […]

Sometimes, Physical Pain Isn’t the Worst Part About Chronic Illness. 40 Insightful Thoughts from People Who Live with Chronic Pain. | A Chronic Voice

When Pain is Chronic and Unseen Physical pain is no laughing matter, that’s for sure. When we mention the word ‘pain’, the type of pain that often comes to mind first is that of a physical nature. In fact, unbearable physical pain that becomes chronic is a major contributing factor to suicide risk. For people […]

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 […]

Call Me Sick Girl (Or How to Make Your Weakness Your Strength) | www.achronicvoice.com

Why Many People with Chronic Illness Hate to be Known as ‘Sick’ From reading articles online, I’m aware that many of us with chronic illnesses don’t like to be known as sick or weak. No human being does, really. There are many reasons why one might dislike the association with their illness, such as: We […]

Issue #118: What People with Chronic Illnesses Struggle with the Most & Pre-Planning Recovery Days is a Vital Pacing Strategy | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 13 July 2018. Issue #118. In this issue: A Twitter poll and discussion, on what people with chronic illnesses struggle with the most. Yes, you’re allowed to feel upset for awhile when you’re having a bad day. What we wish others would understand about losing your career due to chronic illness. A major self-identity […]