October 17th, 2011
Today we have an excellent post written by a Cystic Fibrosis Health Activist, Katharine. Katharine shares her thoughts on burnout and writes about just how many aspects of life are influenced by the burnout that can come with living with a chronic illness. She also offers a unique perspective that so many in our community can relate to – Health Activist burnout – when managing your condition and leading your health community at the same time can just feel like too much. We often hear that “there just aren’t enough hours in the day” but what about energy – is there enough energy in your reserve to take on all these elements at once? Check out what Katharine has to say. –Amanda
October 6th, 2011
Burnout happens. This was the general consensus we came to after our awesome Health Activist Tweetchat on Tuesday. Like flammable objects beginning to ignite, burnout takes on many forms in its infancy. As one moves progressively closer to the “burnout zone” – many similarities arise. And, like kindling, once you’re burning – it’s not easy to stop. But we did our best to look closer at the process, zeroing-in on what burns out Health Activists, and how we can rise from the ashes – a bit charred but stronger.
October 5th, 2011
As you may know – we’re focusing on burnout this October. Why not join us in discussing this important topic? You can delve into the idea of patient burnout (when self-care can be taxing) or the concept of Health Activist burnout ( when leading a community and creating content gets tough). You create amazing content and we would love to feature it!
October 4th, 2011
Join us today at 3pm ET for our Health Activist Twitter Chat – kicking off our new #HAchat schedule and our theme for the month of October.
Since the month has just begun – let’s chat about that nagging, yet tiring cloak we’ve all felt upon us. Burnout.
What does it feel like to be the burnt, broken match – unable to reignite? What causes your energy to start draining and the burnout to start setting in? How can those of us who lead online communities, blog, tweet, Facebook and communicate so often – find a necessary break?
September 29th, 2011
After hearing from folks about our Health Activist Twitter Chat – we’ve decided on a brand new schedule (and plan)! We hope you’ll be able to join us as often as you like and that this will give folks many opportunities to jump in and connect, across conditions, with Health Activists and the topics that are relevant to (and fun for) online health leaders.