Mentality

Ep73: Exploring the Idea of Happiness

CW: Brief mention of suicidal ideation. // What is happiness? Is it possible to have while living with endo and other chronic illnesses? If so, how can we find it? We explore the idea that happiness is a skill that can be learned and share our experiences trying to find happiness anyways in spite of…

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Ep61: Is Finding Peace with Endometriosis Possible?

Is it possible to find peace with the pain, the symptoms, and the countless ways endo devastates our lives? We discuss our own journeys of searching for peace – what ‘finding peace’ means to us, what benefits it has brought us, and where we are in terms of acceptance. While there is no ‘correct way’…

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Ep51: Practicing Gratitude

Gratitude has many benefits and can even change the way we feel about our lives, but it can be hard to practice when we are suffering and exhausted from our endometriosis symptoms and challenges. We talk about how powerful stories are and how books, movies, and connecting with each other in this community can help…

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Ep40: The Silver Linings Endometriosis Brought Me

There are so many negative ways that endometriosis can affect our life, from living with chronic or acute pain, infertility, or fatigue. It might affect our relationships, or ability to work/study or to go after our dreams. But since endo can also cause us to rethink the way we are living our life, we might…

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Ep34: The Strength Inside of Us

How do we keep going even when everything seems impossible? When life just keeps throwing problem after problem at us, how do we find the strength to go to work, take care of the kids, and to keep doing the things we need to do, when we really just want to curl up under the…

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Ep32: The Way We Face Our Problems

How many of us feel like we react to difficult situations in ways we don’t want to? They say that the only thing we can truly control in life is the way we face our problems, yet most of us feel like we have no control at all over our reactions! In this episode, we…

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Ep29: What Do You Believe About Your Illness and Yourself?

Do you have beliefs about yourself or your illness that are limiting you in some way. For example: limiting your growth, your opportunities, or your chances to feel better? Often times our beliefs are subconscious and we don’t even realize we have them or how they are affecting us. We talk about how to figure…

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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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Ep26: Using Mindfulness to Appreciate Moments We Aren’t Sick

Do you ever feel like endo has robbed you of your life? It can feel like our lives bounce from one sick moment to another, with no escape from pain and suffering. Learning to be mindful and pay attention to the present moment can help us see that our lives are more than pain, and…

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