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We're all human here. You may remember that we used to have a lot of great content, including some amazing guest stories. Then, we hit a technical bump and lost it. We're slowly working to add it back in - old and new, and we appreciate you stickign with us through it all!

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Colonoscopy is Not a Dirty Word – Tips for the Prep

Colonoscopy is Not a Dirty Word – Tips for the Prep

Oh, so you’re getting a colonoscopy? It’s not so bad. Whether it’s your first or your tenth, I think we can all agree that it’s better ...

Book Release: Invisible Illness: A Journey from Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis to Healthy, Happy Living

Health Psychology Expert and Award-Winning Researcher Heather Hausenblas, PhD, Presents Invisible Illness: A Journey From Autoimmune ...

If Remission is the Goal, Why Do I Still Feel Bad? [Guest Post]

Originally posted as part of the Experts by Experience series presented by Mayo Clinic and Inspire.com By Megan Starshak | Original ...
From the Hospital to the Big Screen: Derek and the Crohnie Movie

From the Hospital to the Big Screen: Derek and the Crohnie Movie

From the Hospital to the Big Screen: Derek and the ‘Crohnie’ Movie A conversation with Derek Mari Recently, we had the chance ...
We Are Living In A Time of Great Empathy

We Are Living In A Time of Great Empathy

​“Empathy is the only human superpower: it can shrink distance, cut through social and power hierarchies, transcend differences, and ...
On Ten Years, in 2020

On Ten Years, in 2020

“A long December and there’s reason to believe maybe this year will be better than the last.” -Counting Crows On Ten ...
Adventures with an Ostomy

Adventures with an Ostomy

Adventures With An Ostomy Guest Post by Abbey Corbett Life. Life. It’s a beautiful thing. It’s unpredictable. It’s exciting. It’s. ...
“It’s Not Helpful When You Say That”

“It’s Not Helpful When You Say That”

“I can totally relate, I once had ” -Anyone who finds out you have an autoimmune disease “At least it’s not&# ...
When Your Cup Is Almost Empty

When Your Cup Is Almost Empty

“You can’t pour from an empty cup.” -Norm Kelly Whatever lessons we’ve learned about self-care, community care, ...
Married to Crohn’s Disease

Married to Crohn’s Disease

Married to Crohn’s Disease Guest Post “If I had the world to give, I’d give to you as long as you live.” -Jerry Garcia Marriage and Crohn& ...
Pack Health For IBD – Patient Health Coaches

Pack Health For IBD – Patient Health Coaches

As a patient of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, have you ever felt lost? What a ridiculous question. We’ve all felt lost at one time or ...
HealtheVoices5

HealtheVoices5

HealtheVoices 5: A Little Heart Can Do Big Things We were honored to have attended the #HealtheVoices19 conference: A Little Heart Can Do ...
GBM’s Buttload of Prizes Giveaway!

GBM’s Buttload of Prizes Giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by. This sweepstakes is now closed. Thank you for being a part of our IBD community. We’re celebrating reaching 10,000 ...
Learning Life as a Parent of IBD

Learning Life as a Parent of IBD

Learning Life as a Parent of IBD Guest Post by Tracy Jackson Knowledge is Power When I became pregnant, I read everything. I read ...
Along the Journey of Crohn’s

Along the Journey of Crohn’s

Along the Journey of Crohn’s Guest Post by Erica Baker I don’t know where to begin. It has been suggested to me many times that I ...
Gutless, Glamorous, and Going After Awareness

Gutless, Glamorous, and Going After Awareness

American Eagle’s intimates brand, Aerie, has always been a leader in featuring real, unretouched women in their product campaigns. They do ...
Listen. #HealtheVoices18 Recap

Listen. #HealtheVoices18 Recap

“Listen” wasn’t the theme of the 2018 #HealtheVoices conference. It was actually Stronger Together. The ...
Conquering Crohn’s

Conquering Crohn’s

Conquering Crohn’s Guest Post by Robbie Kochs I want to start by saying one thing to anyone and everyone, whether you have Crohn’s ...
Crohn’s, Colitis, and Being a Parent

Crohn’s, Colitis, and Being a Parent

Crohn’s, Colitis, and Being a Parent We had the chance to sit down and chat with two very special people about an important topic – IBD ...
IBD and the Weight Loss Struggle

IBD and the Weight Loss Struggle

Thanks and admiration to our friend Eliza for opening up about this sensitive topic, and reaching others who may need to hear her story. ...
Cheering Despite Crohn’s

Cheering Despite Crohn’s

Cheering Despite Crohn’s This guest interview comes from a young girl who didn’t let a Crohn’s diagnosis take away her strength and. ...
Emily’s Clinical Trial Journey

Emily’s Clinical Trial Journey

Emily’s Clinical Trial Journey Emily, like so many Crohn’s patients, has struggled with symptoms on and off for several years. She’s ...
To Talk, or Not To Talk?

To Talk, or Not To Talk?

To talk, or not to talk? That is the question. Okay, so if Shakespeare were here and had Inflammatory Bowel Disease he would totally be ...
I’m Sick-Sick

I’m Sick-Sick

So now that the holiday season has come and gone, the New Year is usually a time when we all reflect on the previous year and think about ...
Along the Journey of Crohn’s

Along the Journey of Crohn’s

I don’t know where to begin. It has been suggested to me many times that I write down the story of my journey through college, getting a ...
Let Me Tell You About My Crohn’s

Let Me Tell You About My Crohn’s

This special IBD Awareness Week guest post comes from Alyssa, a brave and wise Crohn’s patient, but let’s let her introduce herself. I am ...
Running to the Bathroom

Running to the Bathroom

It’s race day.  The air is cool, the sun is low, adrenaline is high.  The crowds are gathering near the start and off to the side, there ...
Relationships, Marriage, and IBD

Relationships, Marriage, and IBD

Just like we did with our Parenting Perspective, we sat down to chat with two IBD activists about how their marriages work in the face of ...
What Would You Do With A Second Chance?

What Would You Do With A Second Chance?

In this guest post, we get the story of two guys that used a second chance at health and life to make a difference in the battle for IBD ...
Spreading Awareness is Liberating

Spreading Awareness is Liberating

In this guest post, Noah discusses his struggle with sharing the details of his disease, and the surprising reactions he received.  From ...
Never Shrink Your Dreams to Fit Your Life

Never Shrink Your Dreams to Fit Your Life

In this guest post, Niki Sibley of Sole Powered discusses her secret to life, and what she’s doing to not only spread IBD awareness but to ...
Lessons We Learn Along The Way

Lessons We Learn Along The Way

Lessons We Learn Along the Way In this guest post, Aaron discusses going to college with IBD, and the little tips he learned along the way ...
From the Bathroom to Kona

From the Bathroom to Kona

From the Bathroom to Kona Grant Henry is Kona Inspired We recently caught up to Grant Henry, a colitis patient and Team Challenge alum who ...
Just Keep Talking About It

Just Keep Talking About It

This guest post from Greta talks about, well, talking. She talks about her symptoms, her diagnosis, her family, and why she’ll never stop ...

10 Gift Ideas for Crohn’s and Colitis Patients

What  gifts do you get your friends who have Crohn’s or Colitis? The holidays are coming up, and we’ve got some awesome ideas that will ...
What I Want You To Know

What I Want You To Know

What I Want You To Know about Crohn’s and Colitis To all the caregivers, bosses, classmates, and friends. To all the boyfriends and ...