Monday, September 22, 2014

Donate a Blog Post This Week For Mesothelioma Awareness Day

“When it comes to a preventable cancer like mesothelioma,

awareness truly does save lives.”

This video well captures the hope that radiates from the survivor that is my inspiration for helping with this effort.  I believe that her words will inspire you to participate far more than mine, so you can also read more of her story here.

I found her story more than compelling, but I also admire the idea and the purpose of this campaign
I plan to write multiple posts this week here and elsewhere, but first I wanted to share this information in time for others to participate, too. 

You’ll see some of this information again if you check back for following articles.  So if you can’t start today, it’s not too late. 

Mesolthelioma Awareness Day (MAD) is September 26, but the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is encouraging participants in this effort to post throughout the entire month.  My hope was to begin sooner, but many writers do their best work closing in on a deadline---so if you have a blog or want to help, jump in! 

Or, perhaps if you begin on or after Friday, you can compile your favorite MAD articles and blogs and include them in your post.

How you can help:

  1. Pick an aspect of this disease that you find interesting
  2. Offer unique information or a unique perspective (this could be your reasons for finding certain information interesting or how much you learned about the disease or an aspect of it that surprised you)
  3. Post a blog, write an article, or perhaps share your thoughts on social media
  4. Share your post and share other donated posts

If you are not a writer or need another option:

Check back later this week for links to MAD blogs and articles to read and share.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

When "Hype Busting" Food Intolerences Helps vs. Hurts Those With Chronic Illnesses

Along the same lines of the last post, this is a link to another of the first few articles I'm writing to get my mind back in practice.

Would You Like Some Empathy With That? How Hype-Busting Food Intolarences Helps and Hurts the Chronically Ill

This one overlaps a bit with Waikiki travels covered here early on, partly because of foods I found there, but also through some of the photos.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Waikiki Trips Revisited (in a travel tips article)

My blogging bridged in varied directions after my Lyme disease diagnosis, during my recovery, and then during my recent relapse & leave of absence from work.

I'm trying to get my writing juices flowing and am strongly considering trying out some degree of freelance writing.

One of my first articles is this one, which overlaps with the topics that started me blogging (my Waikiki travels and experiences with sea turtles).

Planning Tips for Navigating Waikiki on Your Oahu Vactation & Adaptions for Kids, Time, or Health