Connecting With Your Loved Ones with Chronic Illness: Tips for Improving Their Day | A Chronic Voice

Chronic illness is perhaps one of the hardest things that a person will have to deal with in his or her life. Whether a person is diagnosed with a chronic illness, or a significant other/loved one is, chronic illness will take a toll on a person. Chronic illness is an issue that isn’t talked about […]

3 Important Holiday Checklists for Those with Chronic Illness (and Their Supporters) | A Chronic Voice

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

The Power and Purpose of Blogging, and Why You Should Write featured image

*Note: This post was first published on writersam.co.uk Is Blogging About Chronic Illness Worth the Effort? Blogging about chronic illnesses can be hard work. For some, the exposure of their privacy or the intimacy of the topics can be a deterrent. Others struggle with expressing their thoughts, or posting content on a regular basis. Vicious, […]

Mega Issue #153: The Mercilessness of Chronic Fatigue Where Time Stops & Silencing the Inner Critic and Starting Slowly Anyway | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 22 March 2019. Issue #153. 15 – 21 March 2019 In this issue: Spreading activities out over a few days, and pacing your breaks to prevent pain flares. It’s your life and you can do what you like with it, whether you are chronically ill or otherwise. Silencing the inner critic and starting slowly […]

Issue #149: When Others Minimise Pain as if it Were a Competition & How to Support Those with Chronic Illnesses | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 15 February 2019. Issue #149. In this issue: When others don’t empathise but minimise, as if pain were a competition. Naps do not kill chronic fatigue. You never know what someone is going through, and how to support those with chronic illnesses. With all the innovations in the world, why are cinemas lagging in […]

7 Ways to Be a Better Friend to Someone with a Chronic Illness (and 3 Things You Should Never Do) | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Erica shares some simple tips on how you can be a good friend to someone with chronic illness. It’s difficult to put yourself in their shoes, and I wouldn’t expect that of anyone. But showing some empathy is possible, and providing a listening ear is always appreciated. Most importantly of […]

In this issue: We have been nominated for ‘Best Pal’ in the annual Bloggers Bash in London – your vote will be appreciated! ?Patients with ME/CFS don’t recover from their fatigue, and gain increasing sensitivities. The non-linear process of grieving for your old life before chronic illness. Click to read or pin to save for later. | www.achronicvoice.com | #achronicvoice #healthnews #chronicillness #spoonies #chronicpain #chroniclife

Saturday, 14 April 2018. Issue #105. In this issue: A funny quote on negative people. We have been nominated for ‘Best Pal’ in the annual Bloggers Bash in London – your vote will be appreciated! 🙂 Self reminder to always hope, flares don’t last forever. Discovering that many others with chronic illness struggle with suicide […]

Empathizing with a Spoonie: What You Need to Know. Guest Post by Sierra Martin for "Xo Faith". | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: Many people who live with chronic illness have probably heard of the term ‘spoonie’, if not, the original explanation can be found on Christine Miserando’s site. I personally use it because it’s much more succinct than repeating ‘chronic illness person’ ad nauseam 😉 Sierra is a writer for “XO Faith”, […]