• Mountains and Mole Hills

    It’s day 27 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and the prompt is: 5 Challenges & 5 Small Victories. 5 Challenges & 5 Small Victories. Make a list of the 5 most difficult parts of your health focus. Make another top 5 list for the little, good things (small victories) that keep you going. Challenges 1) The Expense – The monthly co-pays for 12 medications, testing supplies and related stuff, as well as the mountain of hospital bills that I’m trying to pay off are the constitute the biggest challenge I have in living with type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure. 2) Mental Exhaustion – The stress of trying to deal with the expenses, the daily maintenance routine, crazy…

  • A Little Heart

    It’s day 26 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and the prompt is: Health tagline. Health tagline. Give yourself, your blog, your condition, or some aspect of your health a tagline. Make sure it’s catchy! I’ve given a lot of thought to this prompt and have come up with several taglines that would work.  This one, however, seems to fit the best.  When I look at how far I’ve come in the last few years and the things I’ve been able to accomplish,  I can’t help but think: “A little heart can do big things.”

  • The Day We Met

    It’s day 25 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and the prompt is: Third person post. Write about a memory you have but describe it using the third person. Use as many sensory images (sights, sounds, textures, etc) as you can. Don’t use “I” or “me” unless you include dialogue. They met on “move-in day” their first year of college.   One of the deans held an annual cookout at his home to kickoff each school year and they both attended. April attended the cookout with her father and Mike was with his roommates, the only people he knew at the time.   And, somehow, they all ended up sitting in the same area at the cookout. The usual where are you…

  • A Recipe for a Mascot

     It’s day 24 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and the prompt is: Health Mascot. The challenge for today was to come up with a mascot for ourselves, our medical issues, our health focus, whatever.  And provide a visual if possible.  Here’s my attempt a Mascot Recipe. Ingredients:  1 goofy pancreas, 1 big soft heart, a sense of humor, a pinch of sarcasm, and the fighting spirit of one ninja. Preparation: Take one goofy pancreas and combine with a big, soft heart in a poorly functioning body. Put that mixture through the fires of hell.  Stir in the fighting spirit of one ninja to help the body rise to the challenge it’s facing. Remove from fires of hell and let…

  • Happy Earth Day!

    Today is day 22 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and it is also Earth Day. In honor of the day, I took a break from writing and put together a selection of photos from the weekend’s hiking excursions.  No better way to celebrate Earth Day than to be out enjoying the sights it has to offer.  Enjoy! As always, if you like the photos, let me know. 🙂