Life with Endo

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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Ep27: Take Back Control of Your Life from Endometriosis

Do you ever feel like endo is in charge of your life, and not you? How can we take back control over our lives, and take back our power from endo? We talk about several ways we can take back our lives – on both a physical and emotional level – from the grips of…

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Ep25: Improving the Experience of Your Period

For many endo suffers, our period is our most dreaded time of the month. Some of us might even be terrified of getting our period because of the excruciating pain it can bring. We might plan our lives around our period, because it completely incapacitates us. In this episode, we talk about some things we…

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Ep24: Traveling with Endometriosis

Going on vacation presents a lot of opportunities for endo to flare: the travel itself, different food, a bed that’s not your own, stress, being on the go, indulgences of food and drink we might not normally partake in. It’s no surprise that traveling, or even just a holiday or special occasion that we celebrate,…

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Ep21: Managing Stress for Less Endo Flares

For many of us, stress is one of our biggest triggers for an endo flare. What exactly is stress, and how does it affect our bodies? Today we talk about ways we can manage stress, or better yet, eliminate it altogether from certain parts of our life. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES:…

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Ep20: Reflections about My One Year Excision Anniversary

We talk about all the feelings that have come up for us post excision such as sadness, gratitude, shock, anger, and hope. Amy talks about some of the new health problems she’s battling, and we reflect on what it means to work towards acceptance and peace with our endo and health. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM:…

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Ep19: Endometriosis and the Workplace

Getting into work everyday when you have endo can be a real challenge. Pain flares, brain fog, and other symptoms can make it hard to actually do your work. We talk all kinds of tips for a successful day at the workplace, from strategies to meet deadlines, schedules, supplies, emergency drivers, clothes, medical accommodations, and…

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