Issue #220: The Unseen Ableism Rampant Within Society & The Stigma of Mental Health Issues (Both Societal & Internal) | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 03 July 2020. Issue #220. In this issue: The ableism rampant in society; don’t judge someone for not being able to do certain ‘easy’ physical activities. Listen to your body and rest well – as much as you need to – in order to recover from a pain flare. Many mental illnesses and disorders […]

Issue #218: The Problem with the Phrase ‘It Could be Worse’ & The Many Hidden Costs Living with Chronic Illness or Disability | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 19 June 2020. Issue #218. In this issue: Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that causes the victim to question their own sanity and validity. There are many other costs involved in living with chronic illness or disability apart from seeing doctors and medications. Every person with disability knows that that are alternatives […]

Issue #217: Why the Need for Migraine Awareness (It’s Not Just a Headache) & You Don’t Have to Exercise in One Particular Way | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 12 June 2020. Issue #217. In this issue: The realisation over time of how much your body is trying its best, too. Some things are always within your control; change what you can for the better. Genes involved in inflammation, immunity and protein damage were activated in just one week of sleep deprivation. When […]

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 #214: The Importance of Pacing to Prevent Pain Flares & How Blogging Opens Up Doorways for Conversations and Awareness

Friday, 22 May 2020. Issue #214. In this issue: Pacing and planning regular rest breaks are essential for preventing a pain flare. It gnaws away at your physical and mental wellbeing when you’re in isolation for long periods. Don’t let someone else’s bad behaviour (ghosting) rob you of the possibilities of another beautiful relationship. How […]

Issue 212: Using Writing as a Way to Rebuild Your Life Story & Caring for Our Caregivers by Genuinely Listening to Them Every Day | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 08 May 2020. Issue #212. In this issue: Jo’s review of her website which we revamped! Acceptance and allowance of emotions, without attaching meaning to what it means for our future. May has a lot of awareness dates, which I’ve listed for the writing prompts this month. Our bodies are not passive whilst sleeping, […]

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 #210: For Many with Chronic Illness, Lockdown Life is Pretty Much the Norm & Sometimes We Just Need to Hang in There and Ride it Out | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 24 April 2020. Issue #210. In this issue: It’s okay to be in survival mode, remind yourself that things will not always be this way. Those who live with chronic and mental illness know what it’s like to be in lockdown every day – share your best tips in this form. Social care in […]

Issue #209: The Everyday Lives of Those with Chronic Illness & Breathing is Most Effective for Stress Management

Friday, 17 April 2020. Issue #209. In this issue: Becoming intimate with the elements of life, as a result of chronic illness. There is always a glimmer of hope, as long as you’re alive. Recognising the therapeutic role of art this World Art Day. A timeless linkup that showcases the everyday lives of those with […]

Issue 208: The Hope That We Will Not be Forgotten After the COVID-19 Pandemic Ends & Using Nasty Experiences as Opportunities for Advocacy | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 10 April 2020. Issue #208. In this issue: Using nasty experiences as an opportunity to turn the tables for advocacy purposes. The ableism that is rampant in the workplace and society, as accommodations can clearly be made as seen in this pandemic, but aren’t. Chronic pain doesn’t give you a break; it trails along […]

Issue #206: Why So Many Who are Passive Suicidal Do Not Dare to Seek Help & Sadly, the Coronavirus Situation is a Taste of What Chronic Life is Like | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 27 March 2020. Issue #206. In this issue: The innate stigma of passive suicidal ideation, and why so many people do not dare speak up and seek help. There is a difference between being true to yourself, and being intractable. Motivational tip: Focus only on what you need to achieve right now, and take […]