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Inflammatory Bowel Disease doesn’t just affect the physical body. It also affects our mental health as well.

World IBD Day 2015

Today is Tuesday, May 19th 2015 and it’s World IBD Day! What exactly does that mean? No, it’s not a day to celebrate Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Honestly, outside of all the great people that I now consider to be part of my IBD family I can’t think of another reason to celebrate IBD. It’s a […]

IBD Patients and Caregivers Have Strong Emotions

I want to talk about the two most powerful emotions that I believe go alongside a life with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. As most of you already know, inflammatory bowel disease is a family disease. Most chronic illnesses are which makes them that much harder to live with. Everything that happens to patients impacts […]

Silent Laughter

I’m writing this after going to see a movie to lose myself in.  It’s a late Monday evening, almost 10 pm my local time.  I use movies and TV to “escape” life.  I use them to relax and unwind.  Tonight, it was to unwind from work.  I’ve worked the last 5 days (not too bad) […]