Issue #103: What Happens When the Pain Exceeds Your Coping Resources & Finding Beauty in Everyday Life Despite it All. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #healthnews #chronicillness #chronicpain #spoonie #mentalhealth

Saturday, 31 March 2018. Issue #103. In this issue: The hard reality that you might be unappealing to some because of your illness. Some great reads for both the healthy and ill alike. The realisation that you’re putting actual living on hold while managing chronic illnesses. When you want to do nice things for your […]

Issue #102: The Reality of ‘Med Shaming’ & Cherishing the Good Days Without Feeling Guilty. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #achronicvoice #spoonielife #chronicillness #chronicpain #selfawareness

Sun, 25 Mar 2018. Issue #102. In this issue: Egg hatching, the wonders of life! Masking pain in every way possible. Cherishing the good days without feeling guilty towards societal expectations. Finding strength and hope amidst endless pain. Trusting life to lead you onwards. Quotes that help with mental illness recovery. What Wheelescapades’ dream wheelchair […]

Issue #100: In this issue: Jennifer Brea was a Ph.D. student at Harvard, when she was struck down by the mysterious Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The need for disabilities to be normalised, especially for young people. What you need to know about fragrance and chemical sensitivities, especially in public places. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #healthnews #chronicillness #spoonielife #healthcare #allergies

Sat, 10 Mar 2018. Issue #100. In this issue: Jennifer Brea was a Ph.D. student at Harvard, when she was struck down by the mysterious Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The need for disabilities to be normalised, especially for young people. A poll on how people with chronic pain cope with their careers. Phone anxiety is real. […]

What I Thought About the Award-Winning Film, “Unrest” (vs My Healthy Movie Night Companions!) | www.achronicvoice.com

Who is Jennifer Brea, and What is “Unrest” About? Jennifer Brea was a Ph.D. student at Harvard, when she was struck down by a mysterious illness. This is a documentary of both her and her husband’s journey, living with this nightmare of a disease called ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). She approached me […]

In this issue: The need for disability in young people to be normalised, not stigmatised. Chronic fatigue and what it feels like. Clever eating hacks for spoonies.The need to take brain fog seriously. An A – Z list of Lupus general knowledge. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #achronicvoice #spoonielife #chronicdisease #chronicillness #disability

Mon, 26 Feb 2018. Issue #98. In this issue: The need for disability in young people to be normalised, not stigmatised. Chronic fatigue and what it feels like. Clever eating hacks for spoonies. Beauty can exist despite drab circumstances. The need to stop thinking too rigidly, and categorising all illnesses as ‘cancer’ or ‘not cancer’. […]

In this issue: The validation and understanding that comes from others in pain, because healthy people don’t get it. Why people mask their depression and even suicidal thoughts. Products that help with painsomnia, such as pregnancy pillows! The boring story of chronic life, because there’s no climax or conclusion. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 03 Feb 2018. Issue #95. In this issue: The emotional toll when people don’t believe that you’re in pain. When those who are supposed to protect you in society are ignorant. The validation and understanding that comes from others in pain, because healthy people don’t get it. Brain fog is exactly how it sounds […]

Issue #94: Paying with Pain for Trying to be Normal & Working Full-Time by Managing Our Health. Click to read more or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #chronicillness #healthnews #chronicpain #spoonies #awareness

Sat, 28 Jan 2018. Issue #94. In this issue: It can be a big help when healthcare professionals validate your pain. Smiling a lot to release happy hormones. The different types of tasks service dogs do. Paying with pain for trying to do things that any young adult would. When giving up feels like a […]

In this issue: Up close and personal with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Jennifer Brea’s film, “Unrest”. Designing a new menstrual cup for disabled women out of necessity. The difficult question of disability and ability to work. Why it’s important not to hide your pain and feelings. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #healthnews #spoonielife #chronicillness #painmanagement

Sat, 20 Jan 2018. Issue #93. In this issue: Up close and personal with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Jennifer Brea’s film, “Unrest”. Designing a new menstrual cup for disabled women out of necessity. When doctors should be on your side, but aren’t. When everyone seems to be adulting, but not you. The difficult question of […]

In this issue: You don’t always have to wait for someone to ask for help; often when they do they’re already at their wits’ end. The extra mental burden of constant pain, and how to manage it. A spoonie wish to you for the New Year! Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #chronicillness #chronicpain #spoonielife #achronicvoice

Sat, 06 Jan 2018. Issue #91. In this issue: You don’t always have to wait for someone to ask for help; often when they do they’re already at their wits’ end. The extra mental burden of constant pain, and how to manage it. A spoonie wish to you for the New Year! Celebrities transforming their […]

Issue #90: Stress Less by Cultivating Your Tribe & the Dilemmas of a Mother in a Wheelchair. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #healthnews #spoonies #chronicillness #chronicpain

Sat, 30 Dec 2017. Issue #90. In this issue: Stress less by cultivating your tribe. The stigma of being sad during holiday seasons. Why wear makeup even when while feeling ill. How can one be so opinionated on something you’ve never had to struggle with? The dilemmas of a mother in a wheelchair. The isolation […]

Important Holiday Checklists for Spoonies & Their Supporters | www.achronicvoice.com

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