Showing posts from July, 2012

On Being Busy

This isn't my writing and I take no credit for it. Rather, the following highlights come from Tim Kreider who pens an online column for the New York Times , and most recently wrote one called "The 'Busy' Trap" . His writing captured EXACTLY how I feel, and it's worth sharing and recognizing in our own lives - Every. Single Day. - - - - - - - - - "If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. Almost everyone I know is busy. The present hysteria is not a necessary or inevitable condition of life; it’s something we’ve chosen, if only by our acquiescence to it. I can’t help but wonder whether all this histrionic exhaustion isn’t a way of covering up the fact that most of what we do doesn’t matter. Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are

An Evolving Diabetes Online Community

Just a few short years ago, no one could have envisioned the Diabetes Online Community would become what it is today. And be moving in the collaborative direction it's going... Seriously, some likely would have laughed at the idea while shaking their heads in disbelief! It used to be "Us versus Them," in terms of the relationship between Pharma and people with diabetes (PWDs). There was little interaction; we didn't know them and they didn't know us. But that's changed dramatically, and continues to evolve. We've come a long way as a community, sharing our stories and advocacy more broadly than we ever would have thought possible. But there's a long way to go still, and we seem to be at an interesting crossroads just now. In what might be dubbed "the beginning" of this modern era of the D-online community — a decade or so after the Internet yielded some initial forums, list-servs and message boards where you could only find s