• A thought on menstrual cups & pelvic pain

    I’ve never really thought about using a menstrual cup because I believed that it might not work with my pelvic pain. Shoving something up my vagina has always been a huuuuge problem for me, from the very first time I Tried using a tampon at the age of 12. I had a pool party booked for the day (my own pool party so I wanted to be, you know, the coolest kid), and of course my period came knocking. It’s always like that eh? I had my dad go to the grocery store to get me my very first package of tampons (hallelujah dad), and he came back with like…

  • What is a Hypertonic Pelvic Floor?

    This was not a thing in my vocabulary when I got my surgeries, I wish it would have been for sure though. The more I learn, it helps me understand (obviously) a lot more about myself and my body. You know when your in your teens and you’ve just discovered that there’s this thing called sex, and everyone’s like “omg I hope I don’t get “too” loose down there”, and kegels enter your life? This is when when you’re 15. So you start doing them when you’re waiting for the school bus – how f*cked up is that? Then you start watching Sex and the city when you’re 17, and…

  • Energy Healing: The Root Chakra

    Hi lovelies, Today I’m gonna talk about the Root Chakra, also known as Muladhara. I did a recent post on all the Chakras in general, and why we can use these to heal ourselves. It’s an amazing tool to have if you’re into the whole holistic scene, which many of you in this space are. The Root chakra is our first out of the seven main Chakras, and it is located at the bottom of the spine, or where you can find your lovely perineum, which many of us have issues with (Hola LS ladies). It comes in the colour dark red, gravity is its most influential force, and its…

  • What is Lichen Sclerosus?

    I started working on a course for you ladies, kind of a “Lichen Sclerosus 101”, but truth be told my heart wasn’t in it anymore. I had too much going on in my own life and it’s been too long since I started working on it. And if my heart’s not in it, you girl’s gotta listen. If you don’t listen to your body they energy is gonna end up somewhere stuck and cause pain. However, there is some really valuable information that many of you need so I wanted to share some of it with you. What is Lichen Sclerosus? Lichen Sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory skin condition, also…

  • Energy Healing: The Chakras

    For those of you whom have followed along on my yoga journey might know that I recently started a Youtube Channel, it is named Yoga by Penny, or you can click the little Youtube button in the corner ↗ I wanted to create a yoga series where we go through all the chakras to optimize our energy system. I teach chakra yoga classes at Karma Yoga Studio in Guelph, and I love it – so I wanted to continue to share and spread the healing power. This way you can work on them yourself through yoga in your very own home (I think we need this A LOT right now).…

  • I Can Choose To Shift My Energy

    I get a lot of messages from you saying that you are so impressed with how easy I look upon my condition, with so much positivity. Let me tell you, it hasn’t always been like this. Hence the previous blog post. The thing is, I might be in pain, I might have hard days where I feel like “this is it? Is this worth it?”, but in the end – I am Not my condition. The condition doesn’t own me. I can choose to shift my energy and find positivity in the smallest things. I can choose to work on myself every day, my physical health, my mental health, my…

  • Prioritize this for your health

    Everyone is talking about it, but let’s be honest, it’s not a priority is it? It’s boring, and it’s not an easy thing to deal with if you’re in a lot of pain. I used to dread going to sleep, because I knew the next day I would just wake up feeling shitty and still in pain. But the body is so much more complex than just focusing on one specific area (such as the vulva). We always look for a quick fix for whatever we suffer from – that one cream that will take away all of the pain, the supplement that is gonna change everything, the fitness class…

  • How to deal with Chronic (Pelvic) Pain

    Many of the women I help struggle with dealing with their condition, to the point that they drive themselves crazy and give up all hope (I’ve been there plenty of times). There is hope, there’s plenty of hope. And it all starts with you. You are the leader of your life, of your health, and you decide how much you want to prioritize to feel good instead of sitting in your shitty feelings, even though some days it feels AMAZING to sit in those feelings, and throw yourself a pity party🥳 But at some point you gotta pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and take a look at what you…

  • 3 exercises to release pelvic floor muscles

    Hi you lovely LS ladies (and any other ladies along for the ride),In yesterday’s Instagram post I posted a short video of me doing some exercises to release the hips, you can check out that video here. Everyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love yoga and movement, anything to make my body feel better and lighter. Many of us suffering from Lichen Sclerosus, Vulvodynia or Endometriosis, just to mention a few, also suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction. Often it is more than just having tight pelvic floor muscles, it can also include tight low back muscles, thigh muscles (inner and outer), hip muscles, glutes. Which can result in…

  • Breathe for better health

    And everyone’s like: “Yeah… we all already breathe?” – But I’m talking about actually BREATHING here! HAPPY MONDAY Y’ALL! The focus on breathing is highly underestimated I must say. The POWER breathing has on your body is amazing! I got into yoga about 5 years ago, but it wasn’t until last year I really started paying attention to my breathing, and boy it’s such an amazing tool for my healing, both mentally and physically.  Many people do yoga only to get a good workout, but breathing is such an important tool as well. Anyone who comes to my yoga classes knows how much time I spend talking about breathing, and…