Category: Patient Leader Guest Blog


2016 Best Kept Secret winner, Lisa Cypers Kamen, Celebrates New Book Release

It’s safe to say that 2016 was a tough year and, with the start of 2017, things don’t seem much brighter. From political upsets to the loss of major icons, and anger-filled social media feeds to daily violent news reports, it’s understandable that stress levels are running high. Internationally recognized positive psychology coach and talk…

So you want to write a book while chronically ill? Here’s what you need to know.

Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to fulfil your dream because of your chronic illness. If you are one of the 81% of Americans that wants to write a book, you may be struggling to see how you can achieve that with your illness. It certainly makes it more challenging. I know, because…

Tardive Dyskinesia Side Effect, Not Side Show.

Have you ever felt that you were the one patient who just couldn’t be helped? That was my mindset three years into my search for relief from Tardive Dyskinesia. My only saving grace at that point was my husband; he didn’t entertain that thought and wouldn’t let me. We were both up every morning at 5am, googling…

Nonprofits: Vehicles of Change!

“A strong and barely controlled emotion”;  this is the definition of the word Passion. This word “Passion” is the reason I made the decision to start my nonprofit organization, “Sickle International Family Coalition”.  Many other nonprofits have been founded on that very word. People create nonprofits because they want to see change. Nonprofits are vital…

WEGO Health Guest Blogger: Nate Rich

  Diet Tracking With MyFitnessPal – You Are What You Eat! By Nate Rich If you would have asked the 500+ lbs. version of Nate Rich to measure and record everything he ate and drank, he would have thought you were crazy. Well, sometimes the “crazy” way is the right way, and it certainly was…

Health Activist Writes Workbook on Dealing with Chronic Illness

This is a guest blog post written by Lenore, co-founder of the Foundation for Nutrition and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in Children. If you're interested in writing a guest blog post, please email us at editorial@wegohealth.com My name is Lenore Shapiro and I am the co-founder of The Foundation for Nutrition and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in…
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