Issue #288: How to be an Inclusive Employer & Invisible Chronic Illnesses Rarely Sit Well with People Because It’s Unfathomable

Friday, 29 October 2021. Issue #288. In This Issue: The amount of energy taken just to live with chronic illness is unimaginable to someone who’s never experienced it. You can be an inclusive employer by not setting fixed work hours, but trusting that employees with chronic illnesses are capable of getting the job done when […]

Issue #286: Marketing Ads for Mobility Aids are Still Perpetuating the Stigma That They're Only Meant for Old People & When You No Longer Remember What It Feels Like to be Pain-Free

Friday, 15 October 2021. Issue #286. In This Issue: Marketing ads for mobility aids are still perpetuating the notion that they’re only meant for older people, and can result in internalised ableism in young people who need and could benefit from using them. There are varying degrees of chronic pain, from mild to excruciating, and […]

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 #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 […]