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PURSUING HOPE & RESILIENCE TOO?

I am Sarah Brown, and thought-training is changing my life. I still use it with my active, chronic illness and with general stressors I face. I want to geek out on resilience til I die.

I was used to getting injured due to arthritis or muscle atrophy after a flare-up of ulcerative colitis, so I had plenty of experience with physical therapy and personal training with muscles in my body.

So when I found training for my mind, it made sense. I went all in.  My most important credentials are my life experiences and my hunger to create community around the pursuit of lifting our own nonphysical burdens.

My looping thoughts, my inability to change certain relationships or triggers, my nervous system programming, and the typical way I react to certain stressors—all of that is being addressed with thought training tools.

I am also a recovering shame-magnet when it comes to health. I no longer hide my illness, apologize for having to cancel plans, feel guilt when saying “no,” or seek validation from people around me who label me as lazy or attention-seeking.  Most importantly, no matter how my life is altered due to my symptoms, I know I am relevant, I matter, and I have unique gifts to contribute to this world.

I believe this about you too.

picture of Sarah Brown

PURSUING HOPE & RESILIENCE TOO?

I am Sarah Brown, and thought-training is changing my life. I still use it with my active, chronic illness and with general stressors I face. I want to geek out on resilience til I die.

I was used to getting injured due to arthritis or muscle atrophy after a flare-up of ulcerative colitis, so I had plenty of experience with physical therapy and personal training with muscles in my body.

So when I found training for my mind, it made sense. I went all in.  My most important credentials are my life experiences and my hunger to create community around the pursuit of lifting our own nonphysical burdens.

My looping thoughts, my inability to change certain relationships or triggers, my nervous system programming, and the typical way I react to certain stressors—all of that is being addressed with thought training tools.

I am also a recovering shame-magnet when it comes to health. I no longer hide my illness, apologize for having to cancel plans, feel guilt when saying “no,” or seek validation from people around me who label me as lazy or attention-seeking.  Most importantly, no matter how my life is altered due to my symptoms, I know I am relevant, I matter, and I have unique gifts to contribute to this world.

I believe this about you too.

My health background includes:

  • Ulcerative colitis diagnosis
  • Enteropathic arthritis associated with UC
  • Total Colectomy, temporary ileo bags x2
  • Emergency C-section due to small bowel obstruction
  • Raynaud’s syndrome, photosensitivity
  • Small bowel resection due to hemorrhagic ovarian cyst
  • Bowel perforation, resulting in permanent ileostomy
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Maternal grandmother diagnosed RA as young mother
  • Mother, aunts, cousins diagnosed w/ RA, Fibromyalgia, and other manifestations of autoimmune disease