Month: February 2012


Today's #HAchat: Matchmaking In Your Health Community

[caption id="attachment_4006" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Image Credit: dalboz17 on Flickr"][/caption] Health Activists wear a lot of proverbial hats - today let's look at the host/hostess hat. If you think of your blog or site as a the location of a party you're throwing, and all of your readers or members as guests - you're in the…

Meet the HAAwards Finalists: Wendy Holcombe

I’d like to introduce you to TMI Award Finalist, and Health Activist – Wendy Holcombe! Wendy is a Chronic Illness Health Activist who blogs over at Picnic With Ants. Nominated for her honest approach to blogging, Wendy chronicles all her "ants" (chronic illnesses) with a unique voice that really resonates with her readers. She openly…

Talking to Strangers: A Health Activist Perspective

Today we have an important post on a little-discussed topic in our Health Activist community - but one that bears discussing: the darker side of having an online presence - creeps. By putting ourselves out there, online, we open ourselves (and our lives) up to those we seek to connect with. It's one of the…

#HAchat Recap: Not-so-secret Admirers: Health Activists Reveal their Online Crushes

Last week we talked about the ins and outs of relationships and your health.  Once the relationship starts to blossom, it can take on many different forms.   Friends, boyfriends/girlfriends, caregivers, but all these relationships start the same way…as a crush.  It could be romantic crush (I “like-like” you) or a friend crush (“You’re so cool!…

Meet the HAAwards Finalists: Regina Townsend

I'd like to introduce you to Best Kept Secret Finalist, and Health Activist - Regina Townsend! Regina has made it her personal mission to raise awareness for African American Infertility and Reproductive Health by starting not-for-profit organization and community, The Broken Brown Egg Foundation. Started "on the belief that there is a vast misconception and…

Online Dating for Patients

Today's post takes a more literal look at our theme of "Matchmaking Month," as Sharifa writes about actual matchmaking sites online. As we discussed in last week's #HAchat - telling someone you're romantically interested in that you're living with a health condition - is not something anyone looks forward to. The conversation itself is scary…
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