The first ever World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (WAAD) is taking place on Sunday May 20, 2012. In addition, an international awareness effort & virtual convention involving Health Activists from all over the world, will take place beginning Saturday May 19th @ 3:00am and running through Monday May 21st @ 2:00am. I’m honored and very excited to have been asked by Tiffany Westrich, founder/CEO of the International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement (IAAM) and Event Coordinator of the World Autoimmune Arthritis Day event, to participate. I will be hosting a chat session entitled “Being Positive when Living with a Chronic Illness” As anyone who reads “The Positive Pear Blog knows, this is a subject that I discuss regularly through the articles that I’ve written and the quotes that I post. A positive mental attitude and emotional well-being are essential to our overall health and especially for anyone battling invisible chronic illness. We’ll discuss ways in which we can maintain our positive mental attitude using (4) essential elements that are to crucial maintaining balance in our lives. In spite of living with numerous symptoms relating to chronic conditions such as pain, fatigue and depression, among others. Many of these methods are categorized here within the archives and pages of this blog, but I look forward to discussing some of the specific ways in which we can effectively become “Chronically Happy, Healthy, Fit & Fab” during this live discussion.
This is a groundbreaking event, spotlighting awareness and offering educational materials for those affected by serious and sometimes life threatening diseases. It is also completely “Free” and open to all. Be sure to register for this event at: http://worldautoimmunearthritisday.org/registration then join me on Saturday, May 20th @ 6am Pacific Time/ 9am Eastern Time, USA which is also 1am Monday the 21st in the first global time zone (New Zealand) and 2pm Sunday in the UK.