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It’s Health Activist Writer’s Month and the very first day of our Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge (HAWMC)! Without further ado here is our first prompt of the challenge…




Health Time Capsule.

Remember your first trip to a history museum and peering into the glass cases of the ancient Egyptian artifacts? Simply seeing those artifacts helped bring the stories to life. It is incredible to see how people lived before us. Even seeing objects in an attic from several decades ago can inspire you to imagine the stories of the people who owned them.

Every life has a story. But often the most well-preserved stories are those accompanied by physical objects and visuals. In this year’s kick-off to HAWMC, create a time capsule of your stories, your life. Will your time capsule be a physical box or a collection of writing or visuals compiled in a digital format? Where would you hide your time capsule? What is inside your capsule (memorable objects, photos, advice), and what stories do the contents tell? Who do you hope will one day find your stories and what do you image they will think? Will your stories ever be on display or will they have a different purpose?

Our lives are comprised of endless chapters. If you take a moment to think about how everything you do, say, and create highlights those chapters – it’s an incredible way to embody yourself and your life story. We are complex – but thinking about what represents us can be an interesting way to share ourselves with others.

Be creative, be imaginative, and be real.

In writing today’s post, did you learn anything new about how your stories intertwine? Did reflecting on these stories make you feel a certain way?


Participating in #HAWMC? Tweet us a link to your Day 1 post using the #HAWMC hashtag and be sure to share your post on the wall of our WEGO Health Facebook page – so others can read your posts!

It’s not too late! And even though Health Activist Writer’s Month is underway – you can still check out the prompts to use any time you may want an idea for your blog. Click here to get for all 30 prompts.


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  • Carrie @ Gingerlemongirl.com
  • Time Capsule: http://talesofswaging.blogspot.com/2012/04/hawmc-day-1-time-capsule.html

  • Great prompt. Day 1 and a Health Time Capsule: http://bit.ly/HIM0zW

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  • Sweetly Voiced: Message in a Bottle. http://www.sweetlyvoiced.com/2012/04/message-in-bottle.html

  • Here’s mine. Great creative way of introdcuing ourselves.

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  • With two kids in wheelchairs you can imagine all of the stuff that I’d dump somewhere…time-capsule-turned landfill. 🙂


  • Penny

    Day one – done!

  • #HAWMC  http://fibromyalgiahealthlodge.blogspot.com/2012/04/health-time-capsule.html

  • Day 1, let’s do this! http://joanna-herlifeinanutshell.blogspot.com/2012/04/day-1-hawmc-health-time-capsule.html

  • Jamie Valendy

    I didn’t follow the prompt for Day 1, but here’s my kick-off post… 

  • Jen

    Day 1 ~ Diabetes Time Capsule: http://bloodsweatcarbs.blogspot.ca/2012/04/diabetes-time-capsule-hawmc-day-1.html 

  •  http://tri-lindsayonthego.blogspot.com/2012/04/day-1-time-capsule.html

  • I am a little late because I am still getting the hang of this! But here is my Health Time Capsule post: http://rollerskatingwithrickets.com/2012/04/01/lookingforward/

  • Maria

    I know I’m a late starter, but I will get caught up!  http://fromguttertostars.blogspot.com/2012/04/hawmc.html

  • Melissa

    I would have to say that I would want my message about my blog and the inspiration it encourages to heal women of Endometriosis to be read. I have written a blog post which illustrates my reasons for writing and how this will encourage more girls to write and share. http://www.cureendometriosis.com/real-reasons-write-endo-blog-day/

  • Michele Risa

    vs. Fame: The Curious Case of Whitney Houston

    Michele Risa

    Founder, Beyond Body Mind Spirit


    There is much to be said for a life
    of abundance, financial security, and the freedom to do anything and go
    anywhere.  Seems like the dream come true, yes? Just about anyone would
    immediately nod their head in approval. However, there is much thought about the consequences a life like
    that could have.

    Whitney Houston was a woman who
    seemingly had it all- a revered career, a respected reputation, far reaching
    financial means, and the voice of a goddess.  These qualities, often
    accompanied by the ideals of power, money, and fame, are exactly the qualities
    that society deems we should strive for.  These are traits that unlock the
    secrets of the world and open the floodgates to a life of joy and carefree
    living.  Upon closer inspection though, it seems there is always one trait our society, especially
    in our day and age, seem to overlook: love.

    While the modern information age has
    further led us off the beaten path for what constitutes true love and how we
    should be looking for it, it doesn’t stop most from seeking the elusive concept
    in the most superficial of places. We attend parties, get shamelessly drunk at
    bars, and loosen our semblance of morality all in a bid to chase a phantom,
    fleeting emotion.  Now, there’s nothing wrong with the chase, but the very
    thought that expensive cars, excruciating diets, or finding oneself in the right
    “scene” will do the job, actually lessens the chances of finding love to begin
    with. The reason is simple: the dependence on material items for the use of
    finding something that’s pure and unadulterated like love adds uncertainty to
    the mix and opens the door for impostors and jealousy to find its way into your

    This approach didn’t work for
    Whitney Houston, nor did it work for Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, Curt
    Cobain, or any other celebrity that seemingly had it all but ended up dying
    alone, quite potentially in a pool of regret and melancholy.  Sure they
    had the love of their fans, but was anyone truly there to peer into their souls
    and tell them with confidence that all would be well?  It’s debatable, yet
    also potentially unlikely.

    Instead, love, that simply comes
    from within, can never be extinguished nor taken from you. That love is a
    guiding light that illuminates your path in life and enables you to follow your
    dreams and actualize them. It’s the sort of love that provides the elixir when
    plummeting into the black depths of despair.  

    Many seminars, retreats and
    self-help books try to teach this love, and yet many of us come up empty again.
    Though we learn universal truths and formulas, they often don’t fit into our
    world which is not black and white but shades of grey, complex and ever
    changing. This sort of love is best learned while you actually apply the different ways to address
    life’s challenges and have a mirror to help you see what you can’t see. 
    To provide this mirror is my driving force behind what I do in life.

    So, now you’ve gotten a glimpse into
    my thought process.  I am engulfed with a sense of hope and joy as I sit
    down and present to you my inner musings.  I assert that I do what I do
    for the sake of love, the love for oneself, the love for others, and most of
    all, the love of every person to live their full potential. Come join me for
    this powerful experience.

  • Lanegene

    “I liken my husband’s & mine relationship to a ‘comet’ where he is the ‘head’ & I am the ‘tail’ as we fly all over the universe together until the lights go out.”  Lane & Gene   http://www.motionosis.com

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