Tag Archive | Emotional Support
In celebration of World Ostomy Day, I’m sharing some photos taken during activities made possible by my ileostomy surgery.
Here are a few websites that aim to help people with various illnesses enjoy the holiday season while minimizing physical discomfort and social awkwardness. Sadly, my own holiday guide does not exist yet, but I plan to write one or make more videos in the future. Holidays can be tough if you’re not feeling well […]
I accomplished something cool! I am honored to be featured on Girls with Guts. This site is all about women with IBD inspiring each other. Jackie and Charis started this site because they understand the confidence issues that many of us with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis experience sometime during our journeys. These two lovely […]
Now I have met a few of you whose strengths and weaknesses are two sides of the same coin. For us, the most important coping skill we can learn is balance. Those of you who know me well are aware that I am terrible at finding healthy balances in my life. I end up in […]
I had trouble picking a photo for you today. I wanted one that would help me share a nice story. The task was difficult because I make a lot of weird faces, try on too many crazy hats, and stand next to people who probably don’t want their picture on here. But I found one […]
Participants in health-related communities have common bonds, but vastly different opinions can spark heated discussions quickly. I enjoy debates, but sometimes I get flustered, as I’m sure we all have at some point. I have a lot to learn, but I have a few strategies for dealing with negativity. So far, this blog has been criticized […]