Life with Endo

Ep28: How to Stick to Your Personal Health Habits

Updated 2/2023. Many of us have specific, individualized habits/routines that we follow to help us manage our symptoms or improve our quality of life. These might include eating a certain way, having a specific sleep/wake time, getting enough daily movement, or anything else. Yet how do we actually stick to the habits/routines we want? There…

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Ep27: Take Back Control of Your Life from Endometriosis

Updated 1/2023. 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…

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Ep25: Improving the Experience of Your Period

Updated 2/2023. For many people with endo, 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…

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Ep24: Traveling with Endometriosis

Updated 2/2023. Going on vacation presents a lot of opportunities for endo to flare: the travel itself, different food than we may normally eat, a bed that’s not your own, stress, being on the go. It’s no surprise that traveling, or even just a holiday or special occasion that we celebrate, can be hard on…

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Ep21: Managing Stress for Less Endo Flares

Updated 1/2023. For many of us, stress is one of our biggest triggers for an endometriosis flare. What exactly is stress, and how does it affect our bodies? Today we talk about ways we can try to manage stress, or better yet, eliminate it altogether when possible from certain parts of our life. CONNECT WITH…

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Ep20: Reflections about My One Year Excision Anniversary

Updated 2/2023. 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…

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Ep19: Endometriosis and the Workplace

Updated 12/2022. 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…

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Ep18: Asking Empowered Questions for a Better Life

Updated 2/2023. What kind of questions do you ask yourself about your life with endo? Empowered questions invite you to find answers that help you take back control of your life. We talk about some of the questions we ask ourselves, and how they’ve led to improvements in our physical and emotional well being. Let’s…

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Ep17: Set Boundaries to Protect Your Health and Self Care

Updated 2/2023. You have the right to set boundaries to protect your physical and mental health! In fact, it’s vital that you do so. But what exactly are boundaries? When and why do we need them? Most importantly, how do we successfully set them?! CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR…

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Ep14: Living with an Invisible Illness

Updated 1/2023. Living with an invisible illness has its challenges, and for many of us, endo was also a nameless illness during our struggle to be diagnosed. We talk about how both of these can affect us emotionally, especially if we got sick at a younger age during our formative years. It’s hard to know…

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