April 22nd, 2012
The Things We Forget. We can all use a reminder from time to time. We’re busy – Health Activists especially – balancing life, health, and online community is a challenge. When juggling so many things at once – it can be easy to forget the basic, yet fundamental, things that we know to be true (or important).
April 21st, 2012
Health Madlib Poem. Fun with parts of speech! Today’s prompt is inspired by the classic game – and poetry – put together. A website I love to visit for writing prompts (when I want to push myself to be creative) is Language is a Virus. They have a few fun tools – one of which is a poem generator: http://languageisavirus.com/cgi-bin/madlibs.pl. You enter any words you want and they automatically fill the words into a classic poem.
April 20th, 2012
Miracle Cure. Write a news-style article on a miracle cure. What’s the cure? How do you get the cure? Be sure to include a disclaimer.
EXTRA, EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT. THERE’S A CURE!
Today is the day you’ve been waiting for. You pick up a newspaper (or more likely check your favorite newspaper’s website or facebook page) and you see it. A CURE!
April 19th, 2012
5 Dinner Guests. Who are 5 people you’d love to have dinner with (living or deceased) and why?
Hosting a dinner party is an intimate affair. Besides the careful selection of ingredients and courses, there’s who to invite. A seemingly simple task, in fact there are many elements to consider. Political and religious views, strong vegan/vegetarian views vs. food-chain eaters, quiet vs. loud personalities. Finding the right combination requires careful thought and planning. So what if you could invite ANYONE, living or deceased, and you knew they would show up… What five people would you want to have dinner with if you could? They can be living or deceased, famous politician or your best friend. They could be an expert in your condition or not know the first thing about health or wellness.
April 18th, 2012
Open Book. For today’s post, open the nearest book (or find your favorite and open that!) to a random page and point to a word or phrase on that page. Using that phrase or word as your inspiration, free-write for 20 minutes – to be sure, set a timer and see what you’ve come up with.
When your time is up, review what you’ve written and share it with your readers. Be sure to start your post with the word or phrase you chose and, for extra credit, the book it came from. You can stop your post with the phrase and your free-write or end it with some commentary about what you uncovered.
April 17th, 2012
Learned the Hard Way. Let’s take a look back as we seek to go forward. Some of the beliefs we hold play a significant role in our lives today because we learned them the hard way. According to human nature, we will make mistakes throughout our lifetime. However, more important than the mistake itself is what we do when we realize we have stumbled. Sometimes, it is tough to address our slip-ups and move ahead. But it’s necessary in life. So for today’s prompt – what’s a lesson you learned the hard way? Write about it for 15 today.
April 16th, 2012
Pin it – Health Activist Style. A picture is worth a thousand words and today’s prompt proves it. Get started by creating a pinboard for your health condition – you can do this on pinterest, on your blog, or in real life – and sharing a few of the images in your blog post. What images did you “pin” that mean the most to you when you think about your health, your condition, or your time as a Health Activist?
April 15th, 2012
Writing with Style. As bloggers, we should be credited immediately, simply for writing. Writing as an art form and means of expression is losing its prominence within some sections of our society today. Nonetheless, that does not make it any less valuable. Like style, writing is personal. So for today’s prompt – what’s your writing style? Do words just flow from your mind to your fingertips? Do you like handwriting first? Do you plan your posts? Title first or last? Where do you write best?
April 14th, 2012
My Dream Day. Dreaming seems to come naturally; but that is not necessarily true about our dream day. So often, we envision such a day, but it is elusive. Here, you have the opportunity to create that perfect day and the fun part is – it can be as wild as you want or perhaps deviate slightly from your everyday life. You are in full control of your dream day! So for today’s prompt, describe your ideal day. How would you spend your time? Who would you spend it with? Have you had this day? If not – how could you make it happen?
April 13th, 2012
10 Things You Couldn’t Live Without. At some point you have at least heard this situation posed to someone (if not to you): if you were stranded on an island, what are the 10 items you would need/want to have with you? Have you given that circumstance serious thought? You can approach this from various viewpoints – that of a Health Activist, patient, caregiver, parent, sports enthusiast, healthcare provider, etc. So for today’s prompt, write a list of the 10 things you need (or love) most.