my story

hello you.
thanks for stopping by. this blog exists for you and it exists for me. I’m here to inspire and to be inspired. to learn about you. and about me.
when you come visit (or start to follow!), you’ll get:
the positive and happy. the inside scoop on the hard stuff.
some tips and resources. the candid and unedited. the simple things. the colitis crap {pardon the pun. he he.}. and the everything in between.
I aspire. I dream. I believe.
thru the good and thru the tough, let’s live a great story.
– j

One day I’d like to share my full story. but in the meantime, here’s a snapshot:

I’ve been fighting Ulcerative Colitis since I was 17 years old (since 2004) and I refuse to let it own me. it’s a powerful, wicked, disease and every day is hard work but I’m beyond blessed to have the power and strength to get through it and share my story.

this site is about my journey with ulcerative colitis: healing through diet, exercise, and positive emotions and a whole lotta cray cray craaaazy times. times where I don’t even know how to keep going.

this is me. a #colitisflare moment. making the best of a rough time on my bday. (that post here)     – May 2016 –

I do not have all the answers and still get myself in to flares but I have come a LONGGGG WAY.

I’ve been fighting* UC since I was 17 [since 2004] and have found my ‘cure’ with the foods that I eat (and do not eat), how I manage my stress, exercise and by keeping out the toxins – to the best of my control of course. I hate drugs but still believe that there is a time and place for them. I’ve had my fair share of prednisone.

*I make a conscious effort to never say ‘I’ve been suffering from UC’. I’m a strong believer in the law of attraction and that like attracts like. throw the word suffering out there and so suffering is what we’ll attract.

For anyone out there fighting this horrific disease and feeling helpless, I am here to tell you that there is hope. regardless of a ‘cure’ being found. I believe we can heal ourselves.
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There are many reasons this blog exists…

to share and inspire and give hope to others. [it really is possible to live a great story despite having ulcerative colitis. true story!!]

to hold myself accountable (to a degree) in keeping myself out of flares.

my three pillars to stay in remission  are STRESS MANAGEMENT, DIET, and EXERCISE.

more to come. but in the meantime…

don’t ever give up on hope and healing.

So much love to everyone going through this. xo.

p.s. woo hoo if you’ve come this far and are still reading my thoughts. if you’re bored and wanna read some more… this is the story of how this blog came to be: kate + me