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 more!

Asking Empowered Questions for a Better Life

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 take back control and power over our lives and over endo!

Set Boundaries to Protect Your Health and Self Care

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 do we need them? Why do we need them? Most importantly, how do we successfully set them?!

What Effectively Treats Endometriosis?

With countless endometriosis myths and misinformation floating around, endosufferers are not always being recommended treatments that are actually effective for endometriosis. So what is the gold standard, and how do other treatments compare? We also discuss how to know if your doctor is an expert and have fun imagining if Amy got a cat named excision surgery.

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What Causes Endometriosis?

What causes endometriosis? No one knows, but there are various theories. The theory of retrograde menstruation remains unproven after 100 years, and yet ineffective treatments that are based on it remain prevalent today. We also discuss the newer theories of embryonic origin, metaplasia, and genetics, and their implication on treatment.

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Living with an Invisible Illness

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. It’s hard to know how to speak about endo so we also give examples of how to respond to some common situations.

When Sex Hurts

Painful sex is a reality for many with endo. We talk about the physical, emotional, and even societal sides of this, and discuss ways to improve our sex lives with endo.

Common Endometriosis Myths

What exactly is endo? What colors is it? Why do some doctors miss it during a laparoscopy? Is a biopsy necessary? What is silent endo? Does menopause help it? We debunk common myths, discuss some easy ways to explain about it to those who are unfamiliar, and even unearth a few ancient legends about endo along the way!

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8 Tips for More Energy

Is your lifestyle giving you energy or draining it? We talk about sleeping, eating, relationships, managing activities, and more. The goal is to have more energy, and then not lose it once we have it!

Finding Gratitude Even in the Difficult Moments

Practicing gratitude can help us break free from negative feelings, but what if we can’t find anything to feel grateful for? We talk about a gratitude game Amy plays, the ‘at least’ game, to shift our focus to what’s going right for us. The sillier and more humorous the game, the easier it is to find gratitude in those tough situations!