My bloody epiphany


I was leading the perfectly normal, maladjusted life of your average, early-21st century chronic neurotic when a severe onset of Crohn’s disease knocked me on my ass (you’ll pardon the pun) and showed me the light.

11 days in the hospital, two-pints-of-blood-the-hard-way and a bona fide bedside epiphany later, I began a new life as someone who (again with the puns!) gave a shit. Always.

So this? It’s about how the shitty times (I know, I know) can, with a slight change in attitude and a teeny, weeny bit of courage, become the very best of times.

Colleen Wainwright


Colleen Wainwright is a writer-speaker-illuminator who started calling herself “the communicatrix” when she hit three hyphens.

She spent 10 years as an award-winning TV copywriter crafting ads for brands like Wheaties®, Gatorade® and Jell-O®, and another 10 acting in them for cash money. Since deciding she’d blow her brains out if she had to sit through one more meeting about which way the bears danced around the cereal box, Colleen spends her time teaching other creative souls how to talk about what they do in a way that wins them attention, work and satisfaction.