For the Health of It

At six, I cried when my mother cleaned with ammonia, thinking she’d get pneumonia from it. She clarified it for me with a giggle. I passed out from pneumonia when I was 16. Attending a performing arts high school, I fainted into my father’s arms in the parking lot while playing Miss Hannigan in Annie. My father forbid me to do any more performances until I was healed. I remember being so disappointed in my body. Hillary Clinton probably feels the same way today after she fainted yesterday from pneumonia.

Being healthy is a series of small choices. Some times, disease is random and not a choice at all. How can we be at our best at all times? Top performers some times skirt healthy choices to drive a result. What is the best “small choice?” If you have expertise as a doctor, nutritionist or well-being expert, the media may be looking for you to explain pneumonia. Trump promises to share his health results.

For the forseeable future, health will be a political tie-in for media sources, stories and statistics. Get your health tips front and center by letting your media friends know you know ammonia. I mean, pneumonia.

By |2016-09-12T11:46:29+00:00September 12th, 2016|

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Good Morning America Producer Mable Chan calls Michelle Tennant a “Five Star Publicist.” Tennant, a partner and executive publicist with Wasabi Publicity Inc., calls herself a “storyteller to the media.” Her passion is telling “truly good stories” and “exclusively representing people who make a positive difference in the world.” For 25+ years, media friends have solicited her help in crafting news stories by requesting sources, sound bites, and statistics. An award-winning writer, Michelle peppers campaigns with insight from her master’s degree in human development, BFA from a top 25 drama school, and expertise seeing PR transition from typewriters to Twitter. She’s either spinning stories or spinning at the gym. After hours, she savors the Smoky Mountains with her husband, Siberian Husky, and backyard chickens. Learn more about her work through her column at The Huffington Post. Check out the clients she's currently pitching at

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