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 […]

Issue #87: True Self-Care Goes Beyond Pampering & the Isolation from Chronic Pain During the Holidays. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #healthnews #tophealthtweets #achronicvoice #chronicillness

Sat, 09 Dec 2017. Issue #87. In this issue: True self-care goes beyond salt baths and chocolate cakes. When brain plasticity goes wild from chronic pain. A terrifying glimpse into the dark world of ME/CFS through the film, “Unrest”. Those who are hard to get along with are often coming from a place of pain. […]

Issue #86: Chronic Illness is Not a Competition & the Validity of Your Pain | www.achronicvoice.com | #chronicpain #chronicillness #healthnews #achronicvoice #spoonielife

Sat, 02 Dec 2017. Issue #86. In this issue: Come join in the last spoonie linkup party of the year! Chronic illness is NOT a competition. When even you start questioning the validity of your own pain. We’re all different and that’s wonderful. A roadtrip survival guide for spoonies. A photographer captures the final year […]

Issue #82: Winter Essentials for Spoonies & Challenging Society with #InvisiblyDisabledLooksLike. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 4 Nov 2017. Issue #82. In this issue: Ancient wisdom from Lao Tzu. How a single word change can make a huge difference. #InvisiblyDisabledLooksLike – challenging society’s perception of disability. Winter essentials for spoonies. The subtle signs of falling into a rut. The November linkup party is out! Health is the greatest wealth, yet […]

The Subtle Difference Between Saying “Think Positive” and “Stay Positive” to Someone with Chronic Pain | www.achronicvoice.com

I don’t know about you but for me, there is a difference when someone tells me to ‘think positive’ as opposed to ‘stay positive’. The former implies an undermining of suffering, while the latter tells me that you’re on my team. Perhaps I have a case of word oversensitivity, but I’ll go ahead and tell […]

It's in My Blood Feature #3: Carole Griffitts | "It's in My Blood" Series | www.achronicvoice.com

Featuring Carole Griffitts of “Navigating the Storms” We’re really impressed with Carole’s passion for computers, considering that many her age shun or struggle with them! In fact, she was game for trying out a couple technical things while collaborating for this post, which was amazing! Apart from computers, she’s also into needle crafts, camping and […]

Issue #77: How Chronic Illness Steals from Your Self-Worth & 21 Insights into Living the Spoonie Life. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com

Sat, 30 Sep 2017. Issue #77. In this issue: How chronic illness steals from your self-worth through identity theft. 21 insights into living the spoonie life. A project featuring real people with illnesses, passions and talents all in one. What to wear when you have hypersensitive fibromyalgia skin. Why one in four Brits avoid talking […]