Month: August 2011


Top Take Aways: Advocating for Others Webinar

There's nothing quite like hearing others share stories of empowerment, overcoming challenges, and making a real difference to make you feel inspired. On Monday evening, we hosted our Advocating for Others webinar with Health Activists Janeen and Marla - and I learned so much from these powerful parents. In our community, we often focus on…

Health Activist Twitter Chat: Advocating for Others

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place – The Sandwich Generation

Perhaps more now than ever before, adults are caring for both their children and their parents. This leaves adults caught in an especially challenging position. It's rare to see children move out the day they turn 18, many in fact are staying "home" well into their twenties thanks, in part, to the economy and difficulty…

Compassion Fatigue and the Science of Empathy

Image via http://www.compassnt.com To many of us, caring comes naturally and we'd do it no matter how difficult it becomes. But caregiving can be an extremely taxing role physically, financially, mentally, and emotionally. Colin investigated research that's been conducted on the origins and motivations of empathy and the possible repercussions that arise from caregiving. --Amanda…

Interviewing Health Activists: Adrienne Bashista on Advocating For Your Child

Today we're excited to share with you an interview with a Health Activist caregiver, parent, author, blogger, and hard-working advocate for another. Adrienne Bashista is active online in numerous different places, co-authored the book Easy to Love but Hard to Raise, writes at a blog of the same name, active in the online ADHD, FASD,…

Join us for our August #HAchat!

[caption id="attachment_2721" align="alignright" width="240" caption="#HAchat? YES!"][/caption] Let's chat! We're excited to hear your thoughts on the topics we've been discussing this month and congregate around the topic of Advocating for Others with you. We'll be hosting another Health Activist Twitter Chat this Friday! As we did for the last week of July, we'll be meeting…
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