• Take this Pin and Blog it

    Today is day 16 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and the prompt is: Pinboard. So, today’s challenge was to create a create a pinboard on pinterest and pin three things related to our health focus, and then share the images and the reasons for choosing them in a blog post.  Here are my three. Source: grainedit.com via Mike on Pinterest The Diabetes Online Community is made up of individuals from all around the world who are united by a common cause.  We all live with a type of diabetes. Some of my dearest friends, and folks that I consider to be like family, are people whom I’ve never met in person because we live hundreds or thousands of…

  • I can haz writing stylez

    Today is day 15 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and the prompt is: Writing with Style. Writing stylez?  I haz that? Oh yez, I definitely haz many writing stylez. Some times, my posts are serious. Some times my posts are funny.  And some times, they are seriously funny.  It all depends on the topic and the mood I’m in at the time. The more serious posts tend to be straight to the point.  The lighthearted posts may be a little drawn out.  Either way, they get the job done. Some days, I’m able to just sit down at the computer and start writing.  Other times, I break out my handy dandy notebook and start jotting down the thoughts…

  • A Pretty Cool Day

    Post for day 14 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and the prompt is: My Dream Day. This prompt asks us to describe an ideal day, including details of how we’d spend our time, who we’d spend it with, and how we’d make it happen. To me, a pretty cool day would start with April and I being able to spend time together away from home. Then I would add in meeting up with old friends from the DOC and traveling to Chicago together to meet up with new friends from the DOC.  And then we would all spend the day at a Diabetes EXPO, sharing the story of how social media (Twitter) brought us all together in one…

  • What I Can’t Live Without

    Today is day 13 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and today’s prompt is: 10 Things I Couldn’t Live Without. From the pit of my left ventricle, here are the top 10 things I can’t live without.  Here’s we go… 10. The Medications that help keep my heart beating. (Life Support) 9. The meter I use to check my blood sugar. 8. My Fitbit. 7. The calendar on my cell phone. 6. A camera. 5. Pens and paper. 4. A sense of humor. 3. Testicular fortitude. 2. Support and encouragement from my family and friends. 1. My best friend of nearly ten years.  April.

  • Needs a Caption

    Today is day 12 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and today’s prompt is: Stream of Consciousness. Today’s prompt asked us to start writing and just let things flow where they may.  Just write, don’t edit, and post.  But honestly, my brain is mush right now and I’m not up to that challenge.  So, I decided to share a silly animal photo instead. Just for giggles, I think this photo could use a caption.  So, here’s your challenge.  In keeping with the spirit of the prompt, post the first one liner you think of. And…..go!