Archive for ‘October’

October 25th, 2011

#HAchat Recap: Health Activists talk Health Technology

by Amanda

We had a great Health Activist Tweetchat today on the subject of health technology. We wanted to know what patients are using now when it comes to health apps, games, and devices – and who better to ask than the savvy Health Activists that lead them?


Here are our top take-aways:

1. Health Activists are …Read More

October 17th, 2011

Peace and Perspective: Dealing with Burnout

by Amanda

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 …Read More

October 6th, 2011

#HAchat Recap: All About Health Activist Burnout

by Amanda

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 …Read More

October 5th, 2011

We want to hear from YOU about burnout

by Amanda

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 …Read More

October 4th, 2011

Today’s #HAchat Topic!

by Amanda

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 …Read More

October 3rd, 2011

Let’s Talk About Burnout

by Amanda

Saying that balancing your life, your health, and your advocacy is challenging – is a huge understatement. Sometimes you just get burnt out. Maybe it’s because you haven’t disconnected from the internet in a while or because your social media is with you mobily wherever you go. Maybe you just …Read More

September 29th, 2011

Announcing our new #HAchat schedule!

by Amanda

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 …Read More