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9 Reasons I'm Grateful for My UC

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One thing my poor battered bowel never gets is my gratitude. As someone who has had ulcerative colitis (UC) since I was 10 years old (56 years), I sometimes feel that well-meaning people who try to put a positive spin on UC aren’t helpful at all. (I can definitely relate it to the term “toxic positivity.”) However, as a therapist, I know that there are psychological studies that reveal gratitude can help us feel better.

Here’s what I found when it comes to UC and gratitude: 1. LEARNING TO BE TENDER WITH MYSELF I used to rage at my bowel and all the pain and unfairness.

Then I realized that wasn’t helping; the compassion I longed for had to start with me, even if I wanted it from others (including the medical system).

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