Disclaimer: “This is a sponsored post for Self Care Catalysts. I have been compensated through the Chronic Illness Bloggers Network. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.”   Happy Sunday everybody! As you know, I am hugely passionate about self-advocacy when it comes to living with IBD or any gut issues- I struggle a lot with feeling I am not control of my condition and a lot of my book is my attempt to take that back a little (just a reminder you can read Chapter 1 of it for free by heading over to my last blog post): with things like food diaries and places to jot down your questions. I am usually a big fan of paper and pen for things… View Post

Hi everyone! Happy Friday. As a very special Friday gift for you, I’m happy to say that you can now read the first chapter of my book completely free of charge- yay! For those interested, you can purchase my book in several places and I’ve popped all the relevant links below. Amazon UK (paperback and ebook available now) Hammersmith Health Paperbook and Ebook- both available now! An additional 50p will be donated to For Crohn’s by the publisher if you purchase her (10% of my royalties go to ForCrohn’s regardless of where you buy it from- this is just a bonus) Amazon.com US (Currently out of stock in paperbook but 3rd party sellers are offering it. Kindle available now) Waterstones Any support you can offer about getting the word out there would… View Post

A bit of a personal post today- whether this blog will make its way out of the drafts folder is, of yet, undecided. I hope it does as I really do want to write about this topic. But at the same time: a) I don’t want to be seen as jumping on the bandwagon as every blogger and their dog is writing about anxiety at the moment. Do we need another one? b) I find it a bit embarrassing talking about it and I know there’s going to be people saying that I shouldn’t label it as embarrassing at all and perhaps even be offended by that. But what can I do? I can’t pretend I am super confident in talking about it. So, assuming I do indeed decide to… View Post