Saturday, July 30th, 2016 General

Broken Hearts Still Beat

Hope. When we think all is lost, we still have it. The one thing that nobody can take away. The thing that keeps us hanging on, over and over, when the rest of our being just wants to let go. Hope is something we create. It ascends from the deepest recesses of our hearts. It’s generated within and, when held

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Friday, March 25th, 2016 General

In Dying, We Rise

It was cold and rainy that day. By some miracle, I managed to drive myself to the church where my friend works. I melted into his chair, hair sopping wet, mascara tears running down my cheeks, heart broken and shattered. My boyfriend at the time and I had broken up, leaving me feeling completely lost. My identity

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Friday, October 2nd, 2015 General

The side of my ostomy story I haven't yet told…

October 3rd isn’t just another day for me. It’s a day that equally brings up a lot of emotion and a lot of gratitude. October 3rd is World Ostomy Day. On the eve of World Ostomy Day, I’m sitting here in my local coffee shop reflecting on just how far I’ve come. Just a few

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Monday, June 29th, 2015 General

#ROCKTHEBAG

Everybody’s Got a Story Babe. I know firsthand how scary dealing with a chronic disease is. I also know how frightening it is to be told that it’s time for surgery. No more options…an ostomy bag is all you’ve got to look forward to…or is it? I’ve learned how to #ROCKTHEBAG and I want to help

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 General

I love my body (ostomy bag + all). Here's how:

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” – Rumi I’m 28 years young and I have an ileostomy. An ileostomy is a bag permanently attached to my lower belly. It contains poop. Yep. Without getting into the nitty-gritty of why this had to happen (you can learn more about that here), it

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