My IBD Purse

I was diagnosed with severe Crohn’s at eight years old. Getting through each day was such a struggle but over time I learned how to better prepare myself for being out in the world. I had to plan ahead for any possibility every time I left the house. Eventually that turned into carrying a giant purse with literally everything but the bathroom sink. Here is a list of the basics I made sure to never leave home without.

The Mind-Body Connection

What we think, we feel. Let’s look at the Mind-Body Connection.

Exercise and IBD

Joint pain and fatigue are common when you have IBD. It can be so hard to motivate ourselves to exercise when we are in pain and already exhausted but exercise is so important for pain relief and improving our health.

Bird by Bird

Book Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

Lucky

When someone tells you, “You’re just lucky,” and dismisses all your hard work and dedication.

Productive Pain

Don’t let pain keep you from the life you want.

Insight Timer

Building a meditation practice with the Insight Timer app.

Food Journal

A food journal is a great tool for IBD warriors wanting to figure out what they can eat…and what to avoid. FREE food journal template included.

Childhood Crohn’s Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with Crohn’s as a child made life very difficult. Feeling like I had no one to talk to made that struggle so much harder than it needed to be.