TOTM make tampons, pads and cups that are kinder to your vagina and are both sustainable and made without all the chemicals you find in your everyday period products. I talk to the lovely Fee and Alex about how TOTM started and why the founders were so passionate and determined to create organic period products.
Today we're back for a special one off episode to raise awareness of the #WeMatterACOG campaign. This campaign has been launched by social worker Casey Berna, Heather Guidone who is part of the Endometriosis Research Center and the Surgical Program Director at the Center for Endometriosis Care and Shannon Cohn of the Endo What? film.
Firstly, massive disclaimer here: crystal healing is not a cure for endometriosis. We know there isn't a cure, but as I always say, everyone is welcome to mange their endometriosis in the ways that suit them. And if you feel called to crystals to help you deal with depression, anxiety or maybe life with chronic pain, I want to give you the information to get the most out of crystal healing.
Wolf Sister is a crystal healer, shamanic practitioner, reiki master and tarot advisor. She uses modern mysticism to helps people turn challenges into transformative opportunities, empowers them to find their true paths in life and supports people in their healing. We talk about whether crystals really help with physical and emotional difficulties, how they work and where they get their energy from, what crystals can support us with particular problems and my burning question - how the hell do you cleanse a crystal?
Ready to get spiritual? This week I'm talking to Gail Love Schock - Transformation and Happiness Coach, reiki healer, meditation teacher and Interfaith Minister and we're discussing mind, body and soul medicine.
Gluten free living with The Gluten-Free Baking Academy is about understanding gluten free baking so you have the knowledge and foundations to make gluten free baked goods from scratch that work and taste amazing. Heather Crosby cuts out all the junk, and her recipes are all dairy and egg free. I chatted to Heather about how going gluten free changed her health, why she started the Gluten-Free Baking Academy and how you can go gluten free and create incredible gluten free recipes at home.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I chatted to Oliwia about painful intimacy and how her products can repair our relationships with our sexuality, why we need to break the taboo of female pleasure and how we can learn to love ourselves through reconnecting with our bodies.
Pandora Paloma is a holistic nutritionist, life coach, yoga teacher and founder of Rooted London. I chatted with Pandora to discover how we can cultivate more self-love towards our bodies to aid our healing, how food can help us reduce inflammation and balance our hormones and why self-care is the greatest form of self-love.
essica Murnane has been on the podcast and This EndoLife a couple of times before. Jessica is the founder of the One Part Plant Movement, is author of the One Part Plant cookbook, and is host of the One Part Podcast. She has stage IV endometriosis, and was once at the point of a hysterectomy - her last attempt was with a plant-based diet and it changed her life.
Now she's dedicated a new website, Know Your Endo and a new online course, The Endo Toolkit, to helping others live with the disease.
Lucy Sheridan is the world's only Comparison Coach and an incredible bubble of energy!
Endometriosis can force us to put our lives on hold or change direction, and it can be really hard to see everyone else (or so it seems) moving at 100mph towards their dream lives over on Instagram.
I speak to Lucy about how to get ourselves out of the comparison trap when we can't seem to stop scrolling, how we can still move towards our goals and dreams at our own pace with endometriosis and why following the rhythms of our own bodies and lives is the most fulfilling route of all.
Another mini-episode to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
This episode isn't technically an episode - there's no guest, no hour long interview. Instead, it's me explaining why there's a slight break in episodes and how it has a lot to do with my mental health.
You might remember Paige from an interview I did with her last year, recently after the launch of her podcast The Uterus and The Duderus. Paige is the Uterus half of the show; and she shares her life with endometriosis (and advocates for women everywhere) with her co-host and best friend Nik. On top of that, she also has a YouTube channel; Fireside Chats with The Uterus, which is about the spiritual, mental and emotional side of living with endometriosis and other chronic diseases.
Saschan Fearon-Josephs is the founder of The Womb Room and event series; Real Talk. The Womb Room is an online digital space, which Saschan is currently re-developing, to become a network where women can get access to information, professionals and communities - all related to reproductive issues. The Real Talk series is a 12 month period of events taking this digital space and making it a physical reality, with guest speakers, workshops and an opportunity to connect with other women.
In episode 9 I'm talking with Anoushka Florence Loftus of The Goddess Space. The Goddess Space is a beautiful physical and digital sanctuary for women to gather together, to get in touch with their mind, body and spirit and tap into their own wisdom, desires and guidance.
How HerbsCan Help You Manage Endometriosis, Living with Primary Dysmenorrhea and Why It's Okay To Take Prescription Painkillers If You Need To with Natasha Richardson of Forage Botanicals
Being A DES Daughter, Living with Fibroids, Having a 31 Year Endometriosis Diagnosis and Why Endocrine Disruptors Need Talking About With Megan Cleary of Bad Periods
This week I'm talking to Rachael Welford of Welford Wellbeing. Five years ago Rachael hit rock bottom when she experienced a breakdown and her entire life changed. Up until her breakdown, Rachael had been partying, working a million miles per hour and was self-medicating - all the while with severe anxiety.
Rachael and I get pretty deep on this episode; we're talking wanting a break by any means possible (even being hospitalised), just how bad anxiety can feel in the work place when you don't know how to tell people what you're feeling and how Rachael found finally peace with her mind.
Vickie Williams is a yoga teacher, reiki healer and theta healing practitioner with severe endometriosis.
This week on the podcast I'm talking to Shelby Hadden, Writer, Director and Producer of short animated film Tightly Wound. I talk to Shelby about how it felt to grow up as a teenager with such a difficult condition, how she's worked to become vaginismus free, how medical professionals failed to find an answer and the link between vagisnimus, pelvic floor dysfunction and endometriosis. I'm just letting you know now - there's a lot of sex talk!