• A Theme Song

    Today is day 11 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and today’s prompt is: Theme Song. The prompt for today asked us to imagine that our health focus or blog was getting its own theme song.   We were asked to think about the lyrics and about the music that would accompany them. After a bit of thought and an exchange about different songs with my friend, Courtney, I found this video on YouTube that I think fits fairly well.  I had heard the song previously and liked the message in it, but had forgotten about it.  I’m glad I found it again. So, do you think it fits?  Let me know. PS: Thanks Courtney. 🙂

  • Dear Mike

    Today is day 10 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and today’s prompt is: Dear 16-year-old-me. Today’s challenge was to write a letter to ourselves at age 16.  As I sat pondering how to respond to the prompt, I remembered the letter I wrote to an 18-year-old-me during National Health Blog Post Month back in November.  After reading that post and giving it some thought, I concluded that nothing would change between the letter I wrote then and what I would write now.  So, today I’m sharing that letter again.  Enjoy! Dear Mike, I am the ghost of your wild and crazy future.  I’m writing today to tell you about some exciting and horrifying events that will unfold in…

  • Keep Calm

    Today is day 9 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and today’s prompt is: Keep Calm and Carry On. Today’s challenge was to create our own version of the popular Keep Calm and Carry On posters focused on the health issues with which we live.  Again, since I have two main health issues, I’ve made a poster for each. Type 2 Diabetes Congestive Heart Failure Keep Calm and Comment On. 🙂

  • Just Post Something

    So, today is day 8 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and today’s prompt is: Best conversation I had this week. For some reason or another, I’ve struggled with writing a response to this prompt today.  When I tweeted that fact earlier today and a brief exchange between Kerri, Ashley & I followed. Not the most exciting of conversations, but I did get a reminder that I needed.  The point of #HAWMC is to write every day.  The prompts are there to inspire us; to help get us started.  Some times they help.  Some times they don’t.  If it not, find something else to write about.  Just post something. Honestly, I think that’s why I never seem to complete…

  • There’s More to Life

    This is day seven of the Health Activist Writers Month Challenge and Today’s Prompt is: Health Activist Choice. When living with chronic health issues that require constant attention, it is easy to become so consumed by those thoughts that we lose sight of the fact that there’s more to life that just those health issues.  Sure, they are always with us, but they should not be the center of attention all the time. I much prefer to devote my time and attention to the people and things in my life that are the most important to me.  Like April and the time we get to spend together. For the past few years, April has talked about the idea spending a…