Posts tagged ‘HABC’

June 4th, 2012

Health Activist Blog Carnival: June

by Amanda

After wrapping up our Health Activist Writer’s Month – we got lots of awesome feedback from you about blog challenges. You told us what you liked, didn’t like, wanted to try again, wanted to alter, and what we can do to help you enjoy (and stick with) blogging all year long. So, to keep the blog fire burning, we’re bringing back a vintage WEGO Health staple – the Health Activist Blog Carnival!

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March 2nd, 2011

March HABC: I Disclose…

by Amanda

(This is a metaphor)

From one of my favorite websites, (

dis·close [dih-sklohz] verb

1. to make known; reveal or uncover: to disclose a secret

2. to cause to appear; allow to be seen; lay open to view: In spring the violets disclose their fragrant petals.

The word “disclose” was first used right around the time of The Renaissance, an era of rebirth: artistic expression, intellectual transformation, and scientific advances. A time when people rose from the darkness of the past centuries and began opening themselves up to a new way of life. Now, whether this is a more romanticized version of what actually happened or not – the idea of a Renaissance from the Dark Ages fits perfectly with our March theme of Health Disclosure (and the upcoming first day of Spring!).

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February 2nd, 2011

February HABC: A letter to your condition

by Amanda

In honor of this month’s theme Chronic Conditions and Relationships – our February HABC is: Write a Letter to Your Condition. Sounds a little strange?  It is, because you’re penning these words not to a real person, but to your disease, personified.  Inspired by the old-fashion correspondence of snail mail (or, I suppose, you could be inspired by the art of email), write a letter, a note, a memo addressed to your health.

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