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 can do for your health, and how you can deal with your pain:
Get out of your head and into your body.
Waaaay back in the day when I was a dancer, I looked at health one way, then I became a nutritionist and I looked at it another way, then I found my passion in yoga. And somewhere in the middle I was diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosus and Vulvodynia, and this has changed all of me as I know it.
Now, all of these stages of my life have become One Giant Awesome look on health. And my health means a lot to me, no one messes with my health, not even that shitty feeling monster on my shoulder.
We all look at that specific thing, for example, Lichen Sclerosus. It’s an inflammatory skin condition, there’s no cure for it, there’s an increase risk of vulvar cancer, and you live your life with a lot of pain.
There are two parts to this:
It increases the risk of vulvar cancer – what can we do here? Regular check ups with your gyno, every 6-12 months. Self-vulvar exams. Use the treatment your doctor described to you. We continue to raise awareness and fight (Hail the amazing person that you are).
It causes a lot of unwanted pain – what can we do here? All of the above, but also:
Journal about it
Talk to a health professional
Find what makes you happy
Try alternative safe routes
Look at your diet
Look at your environment
Focus on getting a good sleep
All of these things focus on your health holistically – mentally, physically, environmentally, spiritually.
All of these things👆🏽are things that help you with your mentality, your fears, your worry, with your shitty feelings.
You need to get out of your head and into your body, listen to it, start treating it with respect – even if you feel like it doesn’t deserve it.
These past couple of nights I’ve been going to bed at 9:30, (missed all my time watching all the amazing movies and tv-shows), and I’ve woken up around 6-7am, when my body wanted me to wake up. It makes my body feel good, and I wake up feeling like I have the energy to show up for you ladies in the best way possible! And, my body doesn’t hurt as much because sleep, oh my goooood, it’s so underestimated when it comes to your health.
It brings me onto the next topic – create a KILLER sleep routine. More on that next time.
Thank you for being here, and I would love to hear from you!