• 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,  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,…

  • Essential Oils,  Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Pelvic pain,  Recipes

    “I have a f*cked up vulva, what do you have for that?”

    Don’t give away your power. When you struggle with pain or a chronic condition you just want someone to help you, and it’s so easy to give away your power to someone else, a doctor, or any health professional really. But you must not forget that you have the power to decide over your own body, don’t give it away. I get so many messages from you ladies terrified about what’s happening to your body, which I am too. You are terrified about the fact that the only thing they prescribed you was a steroid cream that has the same side effects as the symptoms of Lichen Sclerosus. But this…

  • Essential Oils,  Inspiration,  Lichen Sclerosus,  Pelvic pain

    In my toolbox

    We all probably have different things in our toolbox to help us manage different health problems that we have. It might be Lichen Sclerosus, it might be chronic pain, it might be headaches, stiff joints, GI problems, lack of sleep, or anxiety – the list goes on. Truth be told, I think we live in a society where we all struggle from something that is stopping us from living our best lives. One of the things that really help me with my health problems is essential oils. Why? Well, they’ve been around for thousands of years and are known for having amazing healing properties. I think they are often overlooked…

  • Inspiration,  Pelvic pain

    Pelvic pain & lower back pain

    I’m a happy person. I like being happy. I thrive when my happiness takes over my cells and gives me goose bumps allover. When the pain really affects me it’s like I become a completely different person. Everyone who knows me knows the energy that surrounds me when I am in pain, when I am not thriving. I have had really bad lower back pain for 13 years now, and my pelvic pain has been around for 11 years. I don’t know if I should really call it “my” pelvic pain, because I kind of take ownership of it in a way. I have a body, but I am a…

  • Information,  Nutrition

    Pelvic pain & oxalates

    When I went to my exercise physiologist for pelvic pain she lent me this book written about pelvic pain, can’t remember what is was called though? So if someone out there reads these types of books, please send me a DM with the titles. Because it was SO good and informative – and I wish they would have given this to me when I was twenty, because o’boy would that have helped me! Anyway, in this book I read about oxalates for the first time – and that they May have an impact on pelvic pain. Oxalates are present in the body, but they are also found in food such…

  • Inspiration,  Nutrition

    For what reason do you eat?

    For what reason do you eat? This might seem like a basic question to most of you, but is it really? Yes, we eat to stay alive, but I believe we eat for different reasons. Maybe you eat to honor your body. Maybe you eat because you don’t like it (or the lack of eating). Maybe you eat to heal your body, mentally or physically. Maybe you eat to overcome a trauma, a breakup or your depression. Maybe you eat to fuel your body for a workout or a competition. Maybe you have a goal. Maybe you don’t. Maybe you don’t think about what you eat at all. Maybe you…

  • Inspiration

    Walk like you love your body

    I often hear people say ”I’m wearing this tracking device, fancy thing, to get to 10 000 steps a day”, which I think is great – then they continue their thought with ”Because I need to lose weight” or ”Because I eat too much of this or that.” If you just stop for a second and pretend like your weight isn’t defying you (because it’s not) and that you are as much worthy as any other woman or man that you are comparing your body to (because you are) – Do you know how much you benefit from walking and physical activity? Your bones will benefit from it (less physical…

  • Inspiration,  Nutrition

    One thing you could skip this Christmas (definitely not the chocolate)

    The stress regarding your body image and what food you put in your body. One thing I would advise you to skip this Christmas is the stress regarding how much you eat and how you afterwards have to ”get rid of it”. We all know that what we put in our body needs to be used as energy to prevent the risk of gaining weight. Energy in – energy out. And this Christmas you might eat more than you intended to, as most people do every year. And that is okay. And you do not have to justify it with ”the new year is coming and I am going to lose…

  • Inspiration,  Nutrition,  Recipes

    Variety, baby

    Long live the smoothie bowl. It’s pretty, it’s yummy. But I am just getting so tired of all the hype around it, aren’t you? If I see one more perfect smoothie bowl I’m gonna suffocate myself on the peanut butter I have stashed in my cupboard (there are worse ways to die). No, I want to see some other dishes, something inspiring (but still easy to make).  Sure, your bowls look pretty and they probably taste amazing. Anyone can make them which is great, maybe not make it look as pretty as yours (obviously, because you’ve had a great amount of practice with all the failed smoothie bowls you managed…