Life will emerge and strength will rise

Sword held aloft

What a mess. Standing in the middle of an unkempt lawn I turn slowly, surveying the carnage before me. The grass hasn’t been mown for nigh on six months. Shrubs pruned in the autumn are still bare – their spindly sticks most unattractive. There’s a gap in the fence where…

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Seek and you will find

3 Magi follow a star

After a long build-up the feasting comes to an end and the decorations are packed into their boxes. Another year done and dusted. One last celebration as the new year clicks over then it’s back to work, back to routine. Twelve days after Christmas day is Epiphany – the celebration…

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It’s what you are afraid of

Man reading news paper

Against a backdrop of angst and trauma, a pervading sense of powerlessness takes hold. The good, noble and free is being systematically muscled out by evil, hate and discord. The world is, or so it seems, a frightening place. The increase in depression and psychiatric conditions over recent years would…

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UC Support

I am not a doctor nor do I have certifications of any kind. I don’t prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. So how can I help you? Having been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2003, what I have to offer is years of experience that I can share with…

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Why a healthy lifestyle isn’t enough

Man running

If you live well, eat good food and partake in physical exercise you will be healthy. Right? Wrong. I was recently with a friend who, like us, believes in healthy living. As we talked about some of our lifestyle changes he sounded a note of caution. There was something that…

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Changing what you believe changes what you do.

Change your thinking

Albert Einstein was credited with defining insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” It stands to reason then that if we want different results in our relationships, jobs, matters of faith or indeed any area of our lives we need to change what…

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UC – The book

Writing

It’s out NOW on Amazon Kindle! There’s not much that compares with spending time with someone, seeing their hopelessness dissolve and the light of life return to their eyes. In the U.K. alone there are 300,000 people affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Hundreds of people are diagnosed with UC every…

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How to navigate life without a map

Map and compass

The story is told of a man on a walking holiday in Ireland. After several hours he finally had to concede that he was completely and utterly lost. As he continued on his way he met a farmer, “Excuse me sir!” he said, “I’m trying to get to Limerick, can…

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