Help Others – Share Your Story

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou

Welcome to One Great Gut — a community of people who are powered by inspiration around gut health.

Each and every one of us has a personal story to share.  Each of our stories are unique and powerful. Your story — of struggle and of triumph — can inspire others. Your story has the power to awaken others to their potential, opening them up to new possibilities of living, learning and loving.

In the age of social media, many of us are sharing on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snap Chat. Often those shares are met wth likes shares, comments and shares. And then what? Social Media is great for instant gratification, in the now, but once a day, or five has passed since your post, we’re onto the next thing to read, like, share.  Good luck trying to find your post even just a few weeks later. By writing your story here, on One Great Gut, your story will live in infamy, branded on the Internet with your own shareable page to send to friends, relatives , and searchable by others who are hiding behind the comfort of their computer and smartphone. Your post will change lives. Literally.

By sharing your journey, you can shine a reassuring light on the path ahead and help people see that they are not alone, navigate change, move forward, face each new day with courage, passion and compassion, and find inspiration in their own journey. Sharing your personal story can provide solace to yourself and hope for others. Sharing your story is a great way to encourage others to talk what they are experiencing. When more people share their experience, their story, of struggle or hope, it lets all of us know we’re not alone.

“It’s our secrets that imprison us.” – Brian Leslie Miller

We’re always on the lookout for inspirational stories (approximately 800-1,000 words) and you are invited to share yours. Have you had a transformative life experience that has led to compelling life lessons or a powerful life mission?

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” – Anais Nin

Need help on what to say? Consider one of these conversation starters.

  • What advice would you give to someone else who just received a diagnosis?
  • How has having Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, irritable bowel syndrome or another ailment changed your outlook?
  • What gives you strength during treatment?
  • What support have you found especially helpful?
  • What can others do to support you, to help
  • Stories, messages, poetry, inspirational quotes, videos and song lyrics are welcome.
“If My Doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood, I’d type a little faster” – Isaac Asimov

 

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