Life with Endo

Ep89: Endometriosis and Disability

We break down the definition of disability under the ADA or the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as mention the WHO criteria. We also discuss dynamic as well as “invisible” or non-apparent disability. This is the first episode in a series we are doing on disability. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES:…

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Ep87: Acceptance, DBT, and Endometriosis – A Chat with Maggie Bowyer. Part 2

Today we continue our chat on DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) with Maggie Bowyer (they/them), by talking about interpersonal skills – what we’ve learned and are each working on. Maggie is also the author of several poetry collections including When I Bleed: Poems about Endometriosis and Ungodly. INSTAGRAM: @maggie.writes TWITTER: maggiebow98 WEBSITE: www.maggiebowyer.com EMAIL: Bowyermag@gmail.com

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Ep85: Three Years Post Excision – Amy’s Update

It’s been 3.5 years since Amy had excision. She talks about what excision helped with and what she is still working on, as well as the lessons she took away post-excision about endo and overall healing. She also shares the advice she would give to her younger self. AMY’S BOOK: Finding Peace with a Devastating…

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Ep79: Ordinary Courage

With endo and chronic illness, it can feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, or downright scary to ask for help, set boundaries, or do what we need to take care of ourselves in public situations (example: using a standing desk at the office or bringing our own meal to a catered event). We talk about the concept of…

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Ep77: Finding Meaning

We discuss finding meaning in our lives. What gives us meaning? Why is meaning important? How can we find more time for the things that give us joy? AMY’S BOOK: Finding Peace with a Devastating Disease, by Amy Corfeli. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or…

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Ep72: The Importance of Inclusivity in the Endo Community – Interview with Bee Lynn

CW: Removal of the uterus, hysterectomy and what that means for pregnancy and for us as a person, body dysphoria, invasive medical procedures, discrimination, trauma. // We speak with Bee Lynn on the topic of why inclusion and representation are important within the endometriosis community. Bee (they/them) is a patient advocate as well as social…

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Ep63: Endometriosis and Relationships

We talk about how we can have strong relationships, in general and especially as people living with chronic illness. We discuss some keys to relationship success (especially romantic relationships) and what Amy learned from her divorce. We also talk about how we are ALL worthy of love, which is something we want everyone to take…

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Ep53: You Are Not A Burden

Many of us with chronic illness feel like a burden. We find ourselves apologizing often, feeling guilty when we ask for help, and not setting boundaries/ pushing ourselves in order to overcompensate for having endo and being a ‘burden.’ We talk about why we feel this way, why we are NOT a burden, and how…

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Ep49: Practicing Self-Compassion After an Endo Horror Story

Ever had a flare that was so incredibly awful you felt like you were in an actual horror story? Amy tells us about a time when her period unexpectedly came while she was sightseeing on vacation (by herself) and her struggle to make it back to the semi-privacy of the hostel. Afterward, because she felt…

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Ep28: How to Stick to Your Health Habits, Routines, and Goals

Health is built on habits, routines, and goals. Yet how do we stick to the habits we want? There is a whole science, and an art, to building habits. Today we’ll discuss them and give tips to make habit formation easier. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com

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