The last month and a half has been full of transition in my life…loss, letting go, and new beginnings! It has led me to practice even more courage, self-love and trust. I have also found that there is a greater clarity surrounding what I want and how I am choosing to show up in this world, as I continue to ponder…what is the question, to which my life could be the answer?
What I do know is that I am passionate about supporting and uplifting people (especially kids/young adults), along their journeys with chronic illness, bowel diseases in particular. I want to inspire and empower them to be courageous, to find freedom from any feelings of isolation or shame, and above all hold them in a space of love and possibility. As a young girl who grew up with crohn’s, I know just how important it is to feel that support. Since completing my life coach training at CTI, it has become very clear that this is how I can best use my life experiences and gifts to help others!
I find it interesting how when we make a declaration like this to the Universe, it starts lining things up and attracting situations and people into our lives that can assist us along the way. That is why I don’t think it is any coincident that I met, Robert Hill, at an Ostomy Education Day just after I got back from my travels. Rob is world-class mountain climber and fellow ostomate who is passionate about raising awareness for intestinal diseases. At the education day he spoke about his adventures with the No Guts Know Glory campaign, climbing the 7 highest summits on each of the continents…inspiring to say the least! Check out the link http://ibdadventures.weneedideas.ca/ to read more…If you click on the link for The Great Wall of China Trek you will recognize a familiar face as part of that team! Yes, my next adventure will be in China raising awareness for IDEAS – Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society. If anyone feels called to support, you can also make donations to through the website above. I am super excited to be participating in this trek, especially after all the hiking in South America. However, I am pretty sure that this adventure will taste a little sweeter, knowing that I am making a difference, for a cause that is near and dear to my heart!