Posts tagged ‘Guest post’

November 8th, 2012

Guest Post: Debbie Rosas, Co-Founder of Nia Technique

by Amanda

Here is a wonderful guest post and interview with Debbie Rosas, a Health Activist who has received many WEGO Health Activist Award nominations for her work in creating the Nia Technique. We thought this would be an opportunity to learn more about what the Nia Technique is and get to know a bit more about why Debbie is such …Read More

October 19th, 2012

Guest Post: My Beautiful Career

by Amanda

In this post, Health Activist Jane Waterman chronicles her experiences with the depths of depression and living with invisible illness while pursuing ambitious career dreams. Her struggles are difficult to read but relatable to those who have lived with unresolved symptoms and painful side-effects.  Though her journey was not …Read More

October 16th, 2012

Guest Post: Thinking and Talking About Death

by Amanda

This post explores a taboo subject of death. Through Ms Rants’ calm, thought-out perspective – thinking about death becomes less scary, less forbidden and feels “okay.” As a part of the human experience, death is a constant. In her post we see why discussions of death have a place in our world – not only in …Read More

October 10th, 2012

Guest Post: Learning to be Okay

by Amanda

This post is a difficult one to read. It chronicles an immensely difficult experience to go through and eventually write about. Thank you to Amy K for being so brave as to go there. Even though we know that sharing is the first step toward awareness and feeling less alone – that doesn’t make it any less challenging to do so. But …Read More

October 8th, 2012

Guest Post: Giving Up On Dreams, Finding New Inspiration

by Amanda

This is a wonderful post that speaks to an experience many of us go through — facing the decision to double-down and push through … or give up on a dream. When faced with a life-altering situation such as the diagnosis (and symptoms) of a chronic health condition – everything is effected. The path you thought you were on becomes …Read More

October 5th, 2012

Guest Post: “Stoptober: Are you Tough Enough?”

by Amanda

Today we have Guest Post on Stoptober and the challenge of quitting smoking — and how to approach it from the perspective of a loved one who wants to encourage someone in their life to quit. These are difficult conversations to have – but below are really great tips for starting the discussion and how you can help someone stop …Read More

October 4th, 2012

On Death in the Online Community & A Guest Post

by Amanda

When planning Tough Stuff Month, we couldn’t help but think of the ultimate tough topic: death – and hoped that members of our network would feel comfortable sharing their stories and experiences with each other here. After all, Health Activists aren’t afraid to discuss difficult things.

Leading online communities and connecting with people virtually is something we …Read More

October 3rd, 2012

Guest Post: Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies, & Suicide

by Amanda

Today, we start off our Tough Stuff Month Guest Posts with a really powerful post. Written by Mental Illness Health Activist and writer, Stephanie Schroeder - this post offers a glimpse into her advocacy and includes an excerpt from her memoir. The book, Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies & Suicide delves into incredibly intense, personal topics – many of which exist curtained by silence. Through her book and her …Read More

September 20th, 2012

Guest Post: What Inspires Me

by Amanda

Today we have an inspiration post written by Health Activist for the Autoimmune community and blogger at The Mighty Turtle, Karen Vasquez. Thanks for sharing what inspires you, Karen – I bet lots of Health Activists can relate to your story. Be sure to follow Karen on Facebook and on Twitter @turtlemighty!

What Inspires Me

By Karen …Read More

September 11th, 2012

Guest Post: Living Through Laughter

by Amanda

Today’s post is by Health Activist Chris Dean – who has shared a bit about inspiration despite chronic illness. Thanks for sharing with us, Chris! Be sure to follow Chris if you don’t yet on her blog Life Your Way and on her Facebook.


Living Through Laughter

by Chris Dean
Last November 4th, I sat down at my computer and began …Read More