Tag: Tough Stuff


Today's #HAchat Topic: Facing Judgement as a Patient

Image credit: doug88888 on Flickr When building relationships and coexisting with fellow humans in life - there is conflict, disagreement, and a divide between how you perceive yourself and how others perceive you. In this week's Health Activist Tweetchat let's focus on the latter.   We often find ourselves having to speak out about what…

Guest Post: Why Me: Disease vs. Recovery

Image Credit: Michael of Scott on Flickr When tough stuff arises in life - we are inclined to analyze it and try to make sense of the chaos. Almost instinctively, we wonder, "why is this happening to me?" And, often, the answer isn't what we want it to be. But that doesn't mean we can't…

This week's #HAchat panel: Planning for End of Life

  Image credit: Klearchos Kapoutsis on Flickr We have another Tough Stuff topic to discuss this week - that is relevant to both the patient community and individuals with significant online footprints. We'll be discussing planning for end of life.   Now, for the most part - we don't discuss EOL or death. We're more…

Guest Post: My Beautiful Career

In this post, Health Activist Jane Waterman chronicles her experiences with the depths of depression and living with invisible illness while pursuing ambitious career dreams. Her struggles are difficult to read but relatable to those who have lived with unresolved symptoms and painful side-effects.  Though her journey was not easy, it is a testament to…

Guest Post: On Politics, Religion, & Advocacy

We have an interesting post today that is perfectly timed in light of all the political debate coverage of the past few weeks. Politics and religion – two topics that definitely fall under the Tough Stuff Umbrella.  We would like to thank Sara for bringing this topic to the forefront and sharing why she does…

Guest Post: Thinking and Talking About Death

This post explores a taboo subject of death. Through Ms Rants' calm, thought-out perspective - thinking about death becomes less scary, less forbidden and feels "okay." As a part of the human experience, death is a constant. In her post we see why discussions of death have a place in our world - not only…

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