Dear Sweaty Friends,
Friday Is The Deadline
I need your help! The deadline to endorse me for Best In Show: Blog for the 2017 WEGO Health Awards is this Friday. After that, the judges take over to determine the winners. Please help me climb the ranks.
Here’s a video below detailing what you need to do. I feel really dorky recording myself, and I was a sweaty mess afterward and had soaked the towel I was holding my phone with. (If the video won’t display for some reason, watch it on Facebook.)
VIDEO: My Life as a Puddle WEGO Health Endorsements
How to Endorse Me – Three Options
- Go directly to my WEGO Health page and click the orange “Endorse My Life as a Puddle” button.
- Click the orange “Endorse Me Now” button on the right side bar here on my website (if you’re reading this on a mobile device or in the email version of this blog post, you won’t be able to see this).
- Go back to this post and fill out the form that’s embedded in the post (this WILL work from a mobile device).
If you’re able to view my video, you’ll see I showed you a sneak peek of my vision board. Many of the things I’ve placed on it have already come true. One of the images on my board says Give hope.
It is my mission to create hyperhidrosis hope and awareness one drop at a time. I work really hard on this blog and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to create awareness about this condition. Heck, I’ve even forced myself to record videos now and feel horribly awkward doing it. But you can’t grow if you don’t push yourself.
Winning this award will help me – and us as a sweaty community – to spread public awareness about a condition that can be mentally, emotionally and socially debilitating. I’ve got big plans for my sweaty self, some of them coming up very soon and which I’m excited to tell you about in upcoming blog posts.
Yours in Sweat,
Hello everyone! I am thrilled to announce that I have been nominated for the WEGO Health Awards Best in Show: Blog.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate me. I deeply appreciate your support and kind words. This nomination will help me to further spread my message, which is to create hyperhidrosis hope and awareness one drop at a time.
How You Can Help
The nomination process is now closed, so now it’s up to the judges to decide the winner. But you, my dear readers, can still help!
If you read my blog or follow me on facebook, Twitter or Instagram and have been inspired, reassured, felt less alone or less ashamed of your excessive sweating condition or have found treatment options based on what I’ve shared, I kindly ask a small favor:
Please visit my WEGO Health profile and endorse me. All you have to do is click “add nomination” at the bottom right. This will help show the judges how I am trying to impact lives all over the world, offering hope and radical candor about this condition that can be mentally, socially and emotionally debilitating.
Hyperhidrosis affects five percent of the global population – that’s 367 million people! But it’s under-recognized and under-treated due in large part to lack of awareness and the shame and embarrassment those who have it may feel.
If you’ve felt less than, different or disgusted by your own body, it’s time to start advocating for more awareness, better hyperhidrosis treatments and more clinical trials. You can help do so by endorsing my nomination. Together, we can spread the word about hyperhidrosis.
Have you heard of WEGO Health? They are an online community seeking to create a forum for health advocates to further spread the word about the conditions for which they raise awareness. WEGO Health is a free online community full of resources and support for health advocates and activists.
A huge thank you to the International Hyperhidrosis Society for believing in me and nominating me for one of the 2012 WEGO Health Activist Awards. I am honored to have been nominated, and it reassures me that what I’m doing here on my blog is absolutely the right thing. Because I choose to create hope and awareness one drop at a time, I can help others with hyperhidrosis to know they are not alone and that they are enough exactly as they are.
Anyone can nominate a person for one of these WEGO Health Activist Awards. The cool thing is that there is more than one award from which to choose. View a full description of each category. I wonder which one the International Hyperhidrosis Society selected?
Today, I choose to live my truth. Today, I choose to be changed by my hyperhidrosis but not reduced by it. Today, I will keep pursuing treatment options.
My sweaty palm
(This post is part of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge hosted by WEGO Health. I will be writing a post a day for all 30 days. You can learn more about it here: http://info.wegohealth.com/HAWMC2012.)
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash
I write about my life with hyperhidrosis because it allows me to live my truth and no longer be ashamed about the way my body is made. Most people don’t understand what it’s like to literally be uncomfortable in your own skin. It’s something that’s difficult to ignore when it manifests physically and can leave evidence behind that it was there. Hyperhidrosis is not all that I am, but it is part of who I am. It’s part of my story. We all have a story, but how many of us are turning it into fiction rather than non-fiction? Writing about hyperhidrosis allows me the freedom to express myself while also spreading awareness and hope about a medical condition that is under recognized and under treated. If more people talked about it and released the secret and the shame, we might be closer to a cure. There is power in numbers.
I write about hyperhidrosis because it’s free therapy. I can unravel the goings on of my mind with regard to my sweat in an arena that I’ve always loved: the written word. Writing about my life as a puddle makes me more attune to my body and what I can handle vs not handle (at least, not yet ready to handle, although I’m constantly stretching myself). I’ve become more mindful of the things in my daily life that might make for a good blog post. Believe me, I’ve got a running list. It’s hard to blog as much as I’d like to with a full-time job and other things going on. I would love to see the day where I would be able to focus on my blog as my full-time job.
I write about hyperhidrosis because it gives me a sense of purpose. As much as I hate having an excessive sweating problem, maybe I’m supposed to be exactly this way to create a platform to help others. I say this without any sense of ego. I am so humbled by everyone’s support of what I’m doing. I never thought my blog would get so much feedback. So, please keep commenting, following me on Twitter, posting on my Facebook page, and emailing me. I may not always respond, but I read every single one of your comments. Do you know what your purpose is? I never thought talking openly about my hyperhidrosis would be one of mine. I’ve talked about being open to experiences before. Had I never stepped out of my box in the first place to try Botox injections in my hands, I wouldn’t be doing this today.
So there you have it. Truth, Acceptance, and Purpose. What have you “TAPped” into lately?
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