Luke ran a sensational forum on patient recovery for staff from our Service at RNS Hospital. Staff absolutely LOVED it and feedback included, “Awesome”, “Left beaming”, “Learned a lot about recovery”, “Inspirational and relevant,” “Best presentation ever”. Luke has an amazing ability to change the perceptions of living with a chronic illness as well as inspiring and motivating through music and humour”

— Dr Glenys Dore, Psychiatrist, Clinical Director Northern Sydney Drug & Alcohol Service.

Why I'm sick of hearing "never give up"

Some people say giving up is not an option. They don’t just say it, they shout it at themselves through clenched teeth while lifting something heavy over their heads for no particular reason. 

Then they write an ebook about…

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Why don't men talk about IBD?

Look, I don’t want to sound like a man-hating feminist. 

A lot of my best friends are men. A lot of my heroes too. In fact, I’m a man. 

But when it comes to talking honestly and openly…

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Wait, have I had an ostomy or a lobotomy

There was a time when nobody went on TV and talked about what was happening deep inside our colons. Do you remember that time? It was called the 90s. 

It was also called the 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 40s….well…

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How I feel on World IBD Day

Today is World IBD Day, a day to put a microphone in front of people living with Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis. 

This year marks the 25th anniversary of my diagnosis with Crohn's at the age of 14. 

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On the Burden of Being Inspiring - Part One

Published March 10th, 2017

It’s been a long time since I wrote anything new about my condition. 

The reason is not because nothing new has happened. It’s because the new events don’t sit well with the happy ending of…

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