All tagged endometriosis
To continue with my series on seasons of the menstrual cycle and how working with our cycle can support us with endometriosis, this week I've been talking about pre-ovulation, also known as our inner spring. Pre-ovulation can really be utilised to take some control back over our lives and enjoy some of the things that endometriosis may have taken away from us.
For the next few weeks over on Endometriosis News, I'm going to breaking down what are the seasons of the menstrual cycle? And today, I'm starting with the phase that most people with endometriosis battle with - menstruation.
During Endometriosis Awareness Week in the UK, Endometriosis UK are running a campaign based around 'What I wish I'd known...' to help others prepare for life with endometriosis, areas such as laparoscopy for endometriosis, treatments for endometriosis and living with endometriosis. My old colleagues at Endometriosis UK asked me to write a piece on what I wish I'd known about recovery from laparoscopy for endometriosis.
When living with endometriosis has got you dealing with bloating, inflammation, hormonal skin, tired eyes, pain and a body that can feel like it's struggling all the time, it's hard. There's no doubt about it. Some days it's really tough to shift these feelings, so this week I've written about my favourite brands and accounts for self-love inspiration for when you feel at war with your body. You can read the full column here on Endometriosis News.
I know how hard it is to love our bodies when we experience so much pain through it. It's all well and good saying we need to love ourselves more, but how do we even start on that journey, when we feel so much detachment or even hatred towards it? So this week, to celebrate Valentine's Day, I've written about how we can love our bodies more, even with endometriosis, over on Endometriosis News.
Jessica Murnane has launched Know Your Endo, a comprehensive, simple and concrete platform for endometriosis awareness, education and support. Alongside that, she's running The Endo Toolkit online program, which supports anyone with endometriosis to learn about their disease and the best ways to manage it for them. There's expert advice, live sessions and a community page.
Enrolling on a course can sometimes feel like a big commitment, either financially or time wise. So I decided to chat with Jess to give you the low down on her course, so you can decide if it's good for you.
I've written a piece for Endometriosis News on how you can spend some time working on your endometriosis experiences of 2017 and how you can move towards how you want to feel in 2018. This takes you through three stages you can use you reflect and set new intentions.
Last year was a great year for endometriosis in many ways (and menstrual freedom), we saw endometriosis debated in parliament across the UK and Australia, it continued to be covered by the press, and petitions made their way around the globe. If this year, you want to fight the patriarchy/end endometriosis/free the period there, are a number of ways we can change the experience of this disease for generations to come.
A letter from my best friend, on what it's like to have a friend with endometriosis...
If you wanted to track how endometriosis had affected my life, before I even knew I had it, hearing my friend and former business partner speak about our journey together, would probably give you a good idea.
Hug is the "wearable heat pack designed to help soothe lower back or abdominal pain", designed by creator Fiona Bennington.
The lovely Fiona sent this baby a few months back, but I've been holding onto it for a while so I can give it a real good test run, so here's my verdict!
Living with endometriosis is challenging, even with a roof over your head, but how must it feel to be homeless, have endometriosis and not have any access to sanitary producst?
The government provide condoms to homeless men in shelters, but not sanitary towels - in fact, razors are more available to homeless men than sanitary products are to women. So the Homeless Period are petitioning for the government to do the same for females and are encouraging people to get involved.
How I got on trying out Jacob Hooy CBD+ Oil for endometriosis pain.
Medicinal cannabis has been shown to help alleviate pain and now Whoopi Goldberg has launched a line of cannabis infused natural products to help women with the symptoms of endometriosis and painful periods.
At the beginning of this week I talked about my experiences with friendships when life with endometriosis first began to get difficult - you can read all about that here. Recently, though it's been happening for a while, I've noticed I've started feeling better socially. The most important and noticeable of these changes, is the feeling that I am loved and accepted.
Managing endometriosis isn't just about knowing when to go to bed and when to take a day of rest, it's about enriching your life with culture and joy, nourishing your soul with new experiences and explorations. In this post I explore the impact that taking a break had on my levels of well being and healing and why taking a break should be prioritised.