• Lichen Sclerosus,  Mental health,  Pelvic pain,  Vulvodynia

    Pelvic pain and mental health. We all have a story.

    I’m a happy duck. I’m a happy person, with my ups and downs, but nothing that really defines as something more than just being a normal person. But it hasn’t always been like this.  Years ago I struggled with really bad anxiety and depression, due to what I’ve been through mentally and physically. To be depressed people seem to think that something REALLY bad must have happened to you. Nothing has to happen to you, you can be depressed or have anxiety without knowing why. And that’s okay.  I’m in pain. The sort of pain that affects you mentally and physically. The sort of pain that can make you not…

  • Essential Oils,  Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Pelvic pain,  Vulvodynia,  Yoga

    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…

  • Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Pelvic pain,  Spirituality,  Vulvodynia,  Yoga

    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…

  • Fitness,  Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Pelvic pain,  Vulvodynia,  Yoga,  Yoga for Pelvic Pain

    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…

  • Fitness,  Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Pelvic pain,  Spirituality,  Vulvodynia,  Yoga

    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…

  • Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Pelvic pain,  Vulvodynia

    3 ways to decrease your stress levels

    I sent out an email to my fellow LS-ladies a while back and it was very popular so I figured I’d share it in a post for the rest of you because it think it’s applicable to any sort of pain we might be dealing with.   I don’t know about you but stress has a huuuge impact on my Lichen Sclerosus and it’s role in my life. As we all probably know is that stress not only creates oxidative stress in the body, an imbalance in our system that is damaging to our cells that can lead to dis-ease, depression, chronic fatigue, and in worst case case scenario: cancer,…

  • Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Nutrition,  Pelvic pain,  Vulvodynia

    I’m in control of my own health

    Taking control of our own health, that’s what we’re doing this year. Nothing else. We won’t let society, influencers or loud people decide what we’re supposed to do with our bodies, how we are supposed to look, feel, workout, eat, think, etc. and we won’t let doctors have the final word on how we are supposed to feel, do, heal, or just accept. I speak to so many women whom are devastated because either their doctor refuses to do a biopsy, or the doctor doesn’t tell them anything about their condition. Which ends up with us, you, me, the mama trying to help her little girl, walking out of the…

  • Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Nutrition,  Pelvic pain,  Vulvodynia

    From me to all of you: Have A Merry (stress-free) Christmas!

    The holidays are here, and the stress surrounding it is probably visiting as well! Stress is one of my biggest triggers for a massive flare-up. Many things play a part in my flare-ups, and sometimes it’s hard to tell which one is which – but stress is definitely one! Stress from going everywhere – being on time, spending time with family (God we love em’, but if you’re a lone wolf, introvert, or just simply need your alone-time it can be a freaking nightmare), getting in the car too quickly (whoops! A tear!), fighting with people in the grocery store – you get the picture. Stress we put on ourselves…

  • Information,  Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Nutrition,  Pelvic pain,  Recipes

    Cashew and pumpkin seed bar

    I am not a cook, and I’m definitely not a baker – but sometimes you just happen to make something delicious and you just want to share it with everyone! The other week I thought I’d make some “healthy” bars to help me through long days at work, and also something that is beneficially for my body. This bar contains heaps of healthy fats which are good for the skin, hormones and for the brain! Makes about 10 bars: Ingredients: 2 cups cashews 2 cups oats 1 cup pumpkin seeds 15 soaked pitted dates 2 tbsp raw cacao 2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil Maybe a little bit of water…

  • Essential Oils,  Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Pelvic pain

    What works for your Lichen Sclerosus, by You – Part 2.

    Menstrual products – we are all different, Lichen Sclerosus or not. And we all use different menstrual products.However, for us with Lichen Sclerosus, candida overgrowth, or anything else that may be bothering our lovely ladyhood – we need to find something doesn’t make the pain or itch worse.We have either a preference for tampons or pads – and both can agitate our condition.But lately there has been a lot of talk about other menstrual products – such as pads made out of cotton, or menstrual cups. And for some of us this is tremendously helpful. I mean, shoving up a cup in your vagina might not be the most optimal…