I was so blessed to attend HealthEVoices 2016 Conference!! Sorry this post is so late. I was so busy in May and June with lot’s of speaking engagements and my oldest Son graduating high school. FUN TIMES!! I was also sick with pneumonia and asthma. July was filled with vacation!! I LOVE SUMMER but it got the best of me. I am finally able to take time and write up a post of how wonderful HeathEVoices 2016 was.
Janssen (a Johnson & Johnson company) paid for my trip and all travel and food.. For a company to bring advocates like this together I say hat’s off to Janssen for empowering us as advocates to keep using our voices. I have found only one place that has a conference where I can come and get a great big dose of KEEP doing what your doing. Being a advocate is hard hard work and meeting with other advocates knowing what your going through help empower what I am doing!! I hope this conference goes on and on and on.
The conference teaches me so much of the how to keep going and how to take better care of myself in order to be a great advocate for the cause so dear to my heart. It was in Chicago and the weather could not have been more perfect!! 70 degrees. The week before it was snowing and in the 30s.
I flew in Thursday and Friday was day one!! We got to meet with other Diabetes advocates for our 1st ever 2rurth in numbers summit!! Wow!! I was amazed how empowering this day was and how I felt so encouraged by other advocates from my own realm. This was truly a great thing to be apart of. We talked on deep matters of how to break stigma, how to advocate better and how to build our community. It was so insightful and I learned so much.
Sat started the HealthEVoices Conference. Packed full of great classes.
Compassion fatigue. We as advocates work very hard but we also can hit walls and get burnt out if we don’t watch it and slack on taking care of ourselves. I loved this class and reminder to always take care of myself first. If I don’t I am no good to anyone else.
I also learned about making videos class by Josh Robbins. I will be putting all he taught me to use!! Loved his presentation! I will post his poster as soon as I can get my hands on it.
The Amazing Food!!
I love this conference!! Everything about it inspires me to keep going and be all I can be as a advocate. This years theme was deep rooted connections and I made my share. I feel so blessed for that!!