• 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…

  • Lichen Sclerosus in current research

    There has been research done on Lichen Sclerosus, but not as much as we’d hope (or what we may want), and high quality prospective studies are needed to fill in the gaps. By high quality prospective studies I am talking about the fact that there are different levels when it comes to research, and unfortunately the ones done on Lichen Sclerosus aren’t all of an “A” level. For instance, looking at the table provided in the picture you can look at the evidence rating of some the studies done, and then an explanation at the bottom. This is something to keep in mind as you (if you’re a nerd like…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Incorporate this into your morning routine for less pain

    We all probably wake up stiff, and either we have a hard time getting out of bed because mentally we are not really ready, or we are just in so much pain that we’d rather stay in bed than face the day ahead. I want to help you start your day off fresh and maybe a little less pain free, by bringing more awareness into the body with some slow movements. Doing some light stretches in the morning can help tremendously, and for these ones you don’t even have to get out of bed! You are basically just rolling around in bed, too easy! Just lie on your back and…