Month: January 2015


Cliche Phrases and Why We Should Stop Saying Them

  When you have a chronic illness or disability, chances are you've heard the same motivational saying from well-wishers over-and-over again. Sure, your supporters mean well, but sometimes, certain cliches don't carry much weight.  In last year's Huffington Post article, Spinal Cord Injury Health Activist, Rachelle, speaks about 6 common phrases that she won't use and…

Self-Care Health Activist Twitter Chat

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Health Activist Spotlight: Anna

    Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Health Activist, Anna, was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, in November of 2010. Since 2012, she had dedicated her blog, M.E. Myself and I, to help her loved ones understand her journey with CFS. You can connect with Anna on her Facebook and Twitter accounts.  

The Pain of Invisibility

"Trying to explain what you are going through to someone who does not truly understand life with an invisible illness can feel like a daunting task. And, at least in my experience, my efforts are often unsuccessful. This invisibility and lack of understanding can make people with RA feel very isolated." How do you explain…

Weekly Health Activist Roundup

[caption id="attachment_9053" align="aligncenter" width="225"] We moved to a new location, right across from the Boston Commons![/caption]   Comforting When Ill  What do you find comforting when you are not feeling well? What lifts your spirits? Here is a great Pinterest board "Comforting When Ill" - what catches your eye? How to Cope Without Your Medication…

Health Activist Spotlight: Rachelle

This week WEGO Health is highlighting Spinal Cord Injury Health Activist, Rachelle.      Rachelle actively raises awareness for those living with spinal cord injuries. Having received hers during an accident at her bachelorette party, Rachelle pushed herself into the spotlight to make the difficulties of living with spinal cord injuries known. You can follow…
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