Today’s post is part-apology and part-rant. Although It’s Crohns and Colitis Awareness week, I’ve actually been pretty quiet on the blogging front over the last few days (although I do have a fab IBD competition running until Friday– you can win my book and all kinds of self-care goodies so do go enter). The reason why is twofold: I’ve been struggling with anxiety about my health. You might have read a few months ago in my ‘life update‘ posts, that I felt I was heading into a flare-up. I now feel like I’ve come through the other side of that-but some of my tests are still suggesting otherwise.  I was pretty stressed- and since I had recently become more open about my anxiety- I decided to open up a bit more… View Post

Welcome to Day 2 of Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week. On day 1, I chatted about what to do if you suspect you have IBD.  Today, I am launching a second IBD themed giveaway!  Here’s a bit more info about what you’ll win… A copy of my book Managing IBD is a comprehensive guide to living with IBD- It covers everything from working with this disease to fitness, travelling, supplementation and much much more! And it’s written by me- bonus!! 2. Tea huggers The Sleep Gift Box A gorgeous selection box of herbal tea with a mix of flavours- from a box of  ‘chill out’ tea, a box of ‘digestion’ tea and 2 boxes of their ‘good night’ blend.  3.A self-care box from Brown Paper Packages     Brown Paper Packages are… View Post

Today is the first day of Crohn’s and Colitis UK Awareness week and each year I try to be as active as possible with the content I have on here. However, while I have lots of articles for those with IBD e.g.    A guide to being Newly Diagnosed with IBD A guide for friends and family for those with IBD The Psychological Impact of IBD I wanted to spend today sharing advice for those who suspect they might have IBD and aren’t sure what to do. What is IBD? Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a collective term for Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Microscopic Colitis. Every 30 minutes, someone is diagnosed with IBD but many people spend years waiting for a diagnosis. There are many symptoms of IBD, but each… View Post