I’m hitting the halfway mark between 45 and 46 and I’m saying all the things that old people say. “Where does the time go?” and “You’re just out of kindergarten, how can you be wearing my shoes?” and the oh-so-popular “When I was your age we didn’t have an i-anything!”
Like everyone at this this point in life our brains have aged in that area that turns the endless summer vacation into only a week and the thing that happened 10 years ago, into last year. Where am I going with this??
It’s that time again! WegoHealth is embarking on its third annual awards program for health activists! That’s right third! It seems like they were in diapers just a few minutes ago and now they are celebrating their third birthday!
If you haven’t been introduced to WegoHealth, please allow me. Wego strengthens health activists by connecting them to the people they are reaching out to. Or as they put it: WEGO Health is a platform for committed health advocates to foster new relationships, gain access to helpful resources, and to grow their communities. Kinda the same thing, right?
If you aren’t sure that you or someone you know is a health activist- check out these quotes. If they apply to someone who is succeeding in any of the many award categories- NOMINATE them. It’s pretty much a big thank-you-hug in the form of digital awards. It’s the least you can do to express your gratitude. And their new design for the nomination is sleek and cool. Just check out these logos. Attractive right?
So, if you’re nodding your head thinking about a person who deserves this recognition and you want to make their day. Nominate, Nominate, Nominate. It will feels sooooo good. Trust me, I’ve nominated many a deserving person, and the warm fuzzies last all week!
Thanks for reading and for nominating that special someone you’ve come to rely on. You’ll be glad you did.
xo amy g.
*Although one’s perception of time is not associated with a specific sensory system, psychologists and neuroscientists suggest that humans do have a system governing the perception of time. It is composed of a highly distributed system involving the cerebral cortex, cerebellum and basal ganglia. One particular component, the suprachiasmatic nucleus, is responsible for the circadian (or daily) rhythm, while other cell clusters appear to be capable of shorter-range (ultradian) timekeeping.
So tell me, are you a Health Activist? I bet you are going left and right with your head right now. But I think, there is a good chance you are wrong. So if I get you going up and down with that noggin, please check out Wego Health. They are all about empowering health activists. (ie. helping us, to help other peeps like us.)
Not convinced? Let’s go to the dictionary, shall we?
Ac•tiv•ist 1. An especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause.
I know what you’re thinking. That you have no interest in yelling about individual rites; you’ve never marched with a picket sign and sometimes you look askance at those people who remain in a public space to make a point. And forget about the whole “hunger strike” thing. And the words Active and Vigorous are not exactly the go-to words used when describing life with MS… But activists take on many different forms.
I’ve developed this handy check-list to help you figure this out.
- Are you very involved in an online MS community?
- Do you visit your blog, the MS board and/or your facebook page with such regularity that you always hear the distant call of people you love pleading for your attention? “Umm…honey, you said 10 more minutes 25 minutes ago!”
- Do you find yourself unable to sleep because you are concerned about the well being of someone you met online who is struggling with her/his new diagnosis or symptom?
If you were nodding as you read any of these statements, then you my friend, are a health activist. You are a person who is trying to make change, a change that will make a difference for all of us living with Multiple Sclerosis. And that change can be as simple as making someone feel better about their challenges, or making a person laugh at something they couldn’t before. Maybe you are someone who provides a valuable resource of up to date information about MS. Or you are someone who helps as a mentor to the newly diagnosed. There are so many ways to take an active role in the MS community and Wego is here to make our role even easier. They’ve added adrenalin to my commitment, my passion and my efforts to help the MS Community. (After all, I’m not only an MS activist; I’m also a member!)
So, now you know who you are. And you also know who Wego Health is. And your timing is impeccable. Because right now- Wego Health is awarding health activists who are making a difference. If you or someone important to you fits in to the categories listed nominate them. And while you’re at it- spread the word and get more people thinking about it.
Check out his link to learn more about the award program. Think hard about who makes a difference in your online MS experience. Then nominate them. And if you think you fit the role- feel free to nominate yourself. Here is the handy dandy link that will allow you to start nominating!