Virgo. Pocket Duck Expert. WEGO Heath Activist.
I heard about Chris Dean’s blog, Life Your Way! in June of 2012. Since that time, I try to read her blog every day. It is truly where “Health and Humor Meet in a Head-on Collision”. I am supporting her nomination as Miss Congeniality and I nominated her for Hilarious Health Activist. I am encouraging you to go HERE and vote for her confirmation, or HERE to nominate her.
Okay, now I know that you are no minion and need proof. (I love that about you by the way!) So you can read more about me going on and on about her, or you can just skip to the end and go HERE and read her blog posts. I encourage you to do both, but I understand there is your time to consider. I’ll be brief but I won’t be offended if you head right off to Chris’ blog.
Chris writes openly and candidly. She is brave in her sharing and appears not to be afraid to admit her short comings. In fact, she will point them out to her readers and make them laugh with her. She has no agenda. Sure, all bloggers have a small urge inside them for total world domination; and Chris has told me herself, “It takes a special kind of crazy to be a blogger.”
When I read Chris’ work, I feel I am reading the words of someone who enjoys writing. I feel like she does it because it’s fun and it helps her cope with the craziness that comes with being diagnosed, misdiagnosed, re-diagnosed, etc…
Chris posts every day, whether there it’s NHPBM or not. She doesn’t write about life at her pity party, she invites you to join the party on her blog. Her life, like everyone else, is not perfect. She poses great questions about her health and health topics and brings to light facts about her condition and the conditions of others. She uses humor to teach and it is her talent. I always feel better after reading her posts. I have learned about things like; birding, alternative methods of yoga- and Joe My Zod, have you seen her artwork?!! (Ah, WEGO, consider this my suggestion for an art category next year!)
Chris calls her art therapeutic for her, but to those like me who admire it, it is a gift of expression. When I look at her art, I FEEL something. It is a representation of her feelings and thoughts, and her art makes me get a feel about what she’s feeling. And I look at many and think: I feel like that too. I can’t put it into words, but I can show you some of the things I feel with her art work.
I could go on, but honestly, experience it for yourself if you haven’t already. Read her words, see her pictures. Everyone has their own reactions to art and words. I know that if you take the time to check out her blog; you will laugh, you will learn, and I hope you too find something she has created that explains something you can’t describe in words.
Chris’ Blog: LIFE YOUR WAY!
Facebook: Invisibly Ill (show some love with a like)
Follow her on Twitter @Pixiecd13
And don’t forget to nominate her!