Do these sound familiar? ‘Listen to your gut’ ‘Gut feeling’ ‘Gut wrenching experience’ ‘Butterflies in the stomach’ There is a book that’s a bit of a best seller right now, ‘The Mind Gut Connection’ by Dr Emeran Mayer – demonstrating the inextricable, biological link between the mind and the digestive system. Dr. Mayer explains, […]Read More Mental health AND the gut
Being diagnosed with IBD – is not exactly the type of news you want to hear! Big sweeping terms from the specialist like: ‘we don’t know what causes IBD…’ ‘we don’t know how you personally got IBD…’ ‘but, it’s for life…’ ‘it can be serious…’ ‘or not so serious…’ ‘and, we don’t have a cure…’ […]Read More I’ve got what?!?
Nice one Frankie D Roosevelt. However, try anticipating a specialist appointment in 2 days and knowing before the Dr does, that surgery may be on the cards, again. Fear can be very real. How do we accept the unacceptable? How can you avoid anxiety when you are so massively uncertain […]Read More ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself’
It’s the beginning of IBD month:) this month is all about sharing awareness of chronic bowel diseases such as Ulcerativce Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. These diseases are much more than having a funny tummy, or not digesting food correctly – they are chronic auto immune diseases that throw your white blood cells into overdrive and […]Read More IBD Awareness Month!
This was something a teacher said in a psychology class…yeah it’s dorky…but hey it’s true;) You know – even after 20 years of having Crohn’s – sometimes I forget I have this chronic illness….or what’s more true of the situation…I choose to forget the very important fact – I have a chronic illness. But I […]Read More Denial Ain’t Just A River In Egypt!
I find it a challenge now, to look after myself so totally – that it means saying no to people/events – that you would normally jump at the chance to go to. What happens if you’re a yes person, but your body says no? You can either listen to your body & snuggle into bed […]Read More Thanks, but no thanks;)
New Years resolutions? Made em? Broke em yet? Am gonna conquer the world!!!! …Wait a minute….that’s a lotta work, think I’ll just sleep in…. Yep, good call;) I came into this year with absolutely NO resolutions, or goals. How about that, eh? May sound totally slack! One think is certain however, I won’t be disappointed about […]Read More Resolutions?