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How to Set Personal Goals for Ulcerative Colitis This Year

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Learn to cope with UC in a new way


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Talk more with my therapist


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Get creative at home


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Learn how to love my guts


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Appreciate what my guts have given me


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Talk to my GI doctor more often


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Talk to my friends about my UC more often


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Read more IBD research


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Read an entire book series


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Write more letters to friends and family


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Walk at least a mile a day, if I can


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Remember to celebrate the little victories


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Don't forget to reward yourself for success


Mandy Morgan

Mandy Morgan

Mandy is a patient expert and advocate for ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. She started down the road to advocacy after receiving an ulcerative colitis diagnosis in 2013, after experiencing complications of UC since 2010.

She’s a full-time technical writer and technical writing instructor for Missouri State University, where she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in professional writing. For her master’s thesis she wrote about the quality patient education materials for those diagnosed with UC, and the need for technical writers in the IBD medical field.

She also serves on the board of directors for Girls With Guts, a non-profit organization that supports women with IBD and/or ostomies.

Mandy is also a cat mom and is a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan. She enjoys weightlifting and staying as active as she can.

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