It is Wednesday of Invisible Illness Awareness Week and today we add a fourth seminar through Friday at 5 PM pacific. We will be emailing this separately to our subscribers to ensure you get it in time.
Everything is available at http://invisibleillnessconference.com
Today we have some great seminars today at Invisible Illness Awareness Week, Mary Siegel, co-author of “Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired” (a classic!), working from home when ill with Jill Hart, finding yourself with Renee Fisher and parenting teens and tweens with Dena Dyer. All videos are archived and we love hearing from you. Tweet the parts you love with #iiwk12 – And thanks in advance for for sharing this email! You never know who you love who is suffering silently with an invisible illness.
I am so excitd to share that we have an article on CNN.com !They posted it yesterday and they also feature 10 photos from our “images of hope”campaign. And over at Huffington Post they featured “8 Ways to Annoy a Friend With a Chronic Illness.” It is exciting to see national media drawing attention to invisible illness.
Please take a moment this week to go to these two articles. Write a comment, click “like” and “share.” This is our opportunity to NOT be Invisible and instead, show the media that we are out here and these issues are worth calling attention to. Too often, when articles like this appear we all say, “oh, that is great!” to or computer screen but then we click away. Please help keep this issue in the spotlight by having your opinion known.
Thanks to WegoHealth who has organized “Health Activist Inspiration Month.” Yesterday they had a great chat on Twitter about invisible illness. You can see the tweets by searching Twitter.com for #HAchat.
We have a lot of people blogging for Invisible Illness Awareness Week and we encourage you to take time to visit at least some of the websites, even if it is not for a couple of weeks. There are about 60 blogs already of people who are “blogging for the cause.”
Below are a few of the kind comments you all have posted. We so love to hear if something has been helpful or encouraging for you, so please let us know.
“This was inspiring. I have been searching for such advice and this interview is very specific and really helpful. Thank you!!!” about Tiffany’s Who Am I Now? Seminar
“Thank you for working so hard to help so many living with illness and pain!”
“Tiffany’s insights not only have given me comfort in knowing I’m not alone in these challenges but also have given me a better understanding of this process as well as new ways of how to cope and adjust. I cannot tell you how incredibly encouraging, helpful, and inspiring this video has been to me!”
“Arlene and Lisa thank you! your talk was so amazing. I so appreciate your wisdom and insight. Thoughts on health and marriage when dealing with chronic pain were so helpful. I know I will be listening to this again! God bless you.”
“Sherri and Wayne, Thank you! Your video was encouraging. I’m still in the early stages of trying to get diagnosed and it’s so frustrating when others say I don’t look sick or have the same expectations of me being able to acomplish the same tasks as before I get sick such as making dinner, cleaning the bathroom. Even getting out of bed is a chore some days. Thank you again…I feel that there has been a bright spot in my day today after watching this.”
“Listening to this conversation would help anyone understand how to improve their relationships! Thank you Georgia and Lisa for investing your time in this. You have blessed me so much! I plan on sharing this information with my family and friends.”
“Thank you soo much. I’m in the UK and have just discovered you. So looking forward to the week. Your hard work to raise awareness and to help is invaluable to all of us with invisible illnesses across the world – my FB friends are going to be sick of it by the end of the week rest assured, but I hope they will have learned something too. Thank you!”