The Divine (Damn) Truth

I originally started this blog with the intention of it being a therapeutic outlet while going through some exceptionally hard times. I kinda failed, I guess, considering as my UC flare progressed over the winter and sucked me back into it’s hellish downward spiral I didn’t write at all. I was too consumed by everything…

The Daily Struggle

Living with colitis is┬álike having a really mean, bitchy friend follow you around 24/7. When they finally shut up for a moment, you want to bathe in the peaceful silence forever. But you can never completely relax and let yourself go. You never know when they might get all loud and obnoxious and over-bearing again….

The Fight

Tonight ends the last day of Chron’s and Colitis Awareness Week. I’ve never been one to publicly talk about my disease, so writing this blog post right now is taking huge amounts of courage and bravery. It’s taken me more than three years to get to this point. After reading countless stories of others struggling with IBD this week…

The Forest I Have Grown

“One day when you wake up, you will find that you have become a forest. You have grown roots and found strength in them that no one thought you had. You have become stronger and more beautiful, full of life giving qualities. You have learned to take all the negativity around you and turn it…

The Wound

I recently picked up a book titled “Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration” by Meera Lee Patel. I hadn’t been feeling great mentally for a few days when I came upon this little treasure. I’d gone to the mall to get a head start on Christmas shopping, and rather than leaving with gifts…