An Invitation to a Journey
I have been writing this blog for about three years now. I started with the goal of consolidating all of the natural approaches to IBD, IBS, and Celiac that work, and sharing some of my experience along the way. It has been a way to share my geeky obsession with learning, and has been a great outlet for me. To that end, I have gotten a lot done.
If you haven’t noticed, I haven’t put out a lot of content over the past six months. I’ve been evaluating the blog, and envisioning where to go from here. In my meditations, I as constantly left with the feeling that something was missing. So I began searching back through all of the blogs and literature I’ve digested (pun intended!) in the last three years. Indeed, there was something missing—people’s experience.
There are lots of people writing ‘how to’ articles, selling e-books, coaching, etc (including me!). Indeed, there is a pile of information out there, more is readily accessible today than ever before—and that pile is growing.
I asked myself, after three years, where can I go next with this blog that would add the most value for you, and for me. The answer? Story. My story, with all of its imperfections, struggles, and triumphs.
There is a dearth of story out there about IBD. What story I could find left me wanting more. It felt like it just skimmed the surface, an introduction to a ‘how-to’, or a 500 word blog entry. Sure there are a few exceptional exceptions out there, but I feel like story is largely missing from the IBD literature. So, with the same frustration and feeling that caused me to start this blog, I decided to begin filling in this hole too. Maybe more will follow.
With that in mind, I invite you to come on a journey with me. I invite you into my life, from as far back as I can remember, to read and experience my story (as it relates to developing and living with colitis). As you read, I encourage you to reflect on your own life and to utilize the comments below so that we can learn together. This blog isn’t huge, but those of you who read regularly and stick around have a wealth of experience from which we would all benefit.
I will still do informational posts along the way, sure, but they will be fewer for a while. In the next post, I will start a journal series on LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone). I started LDN in June, and it is helping, but it was a mini-epic trying to get it. So I’ll start with my LDN story and move from there.
Until then—Onward to health.
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