Hula Hooping with an Ilesotomy

I have always admired the grace and expressive beauty of Hoop Dancing! After having surgery three summers ago I decided that it was finally time to fulfill my dream of learning how to hula hoop. Having the ileostomy and external pouch was just one more reason to prove to myself that I could do it. I signed up for […]

Karaoke at Fairyland

So I have decided to take part in a bit of a social experiment, after realizing recently how much could change in my life in one year (ie. a year ago I was laying in a hospital bed and could barely make it to the bathroom and now I am hiking 15km a day across the Great Wall.) I […]

Hiking the Baden Powell Trail

With only a week to go before heading off to China to trek The Great Wall with IBD Adventures, I figured it was time to get outside, and the hill program on the treadmill wasn’t cutting it anymore! On Sunday morning, Faye, Ali, Stephen, Rosie and I started out from Lynn Headwaters in North Vancouver and headed west. We […]

Body Art and Celebrating One Year Colon-Free

One of my most recent adventures was getting inked at the Vancouver Tattoo and Body Art Convention by Katia @¬†Rainfire Tattoo. I wanted to share because this work of art has been a a symbol for me along my journey the last couple years. The symbol, known as the Flower of Life (a term coined by Drunvalo Melchizedek) is […]

A Return to love…

I am writing this on the plane and feeling a bit sad, shed a couple tears at the realization that this magnificent journey is coming to a close. So many poignant and beautiful moments that I will carry in my heart forever, along with the friends I have met along the way. The best part of this journey was […]