https://youtu.be/rmHaygzzXF4 Since "coming out" of the vulvodynia closet a few years ago, I have connected with hundreds of women with the same condition through social media. When my pain was at its worst I desperately wanted to speak to someone like me. To now be that person for other women by sharing my story and … Continue reading So, You Have Vulvodynia. Now What?
"The wound is where the light enters you." - Rumi I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Since sharing my story with vulvodynia and chronic pain I've been asked the same question many times; "Is your pain gone?" - "What took your pain away?" - or "Are you in remission?" I'm gonna let you … Continue reading What Does it Means to be Pain Free
It amazes me how many products are still on the market that are anything but good to our lady parts. Seriously, how is Summer's Eve still in business? Or how about Trojan's "tingly warmth" lubricants and condoms? Like, really? The last thing we pelvic pain sufferers need is more burning! When I was diagnosed with … Continue reading LUBRICANTS, VULVODYNIA’S BFF
In case you haven't heard, May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month. I like to think of every month as pelvic pain awareness month, but I appreciate the efforts being made to this isolating condition. Before I procede I want to clarify that pelvic pain also affects men. I never want to minimize their pain, however, … Continue reading A Lifesaver in Disguise
May is Pelvic Pain Awareness month, and I thought now is as good a time as any to start. Trying to tell someone my story with vulvodynia isn't easy. It's complicated and there are many ups and downs that can get confusing if I don't start at the beginning. Before you know it I feel … Continue reading Vulvodynia;My Story.
Do you feel like you have "tight" hamstrings no matter how much you stretch? You're not alone. Many assume that the solution to is to stretch, stretch, and stretch some more. Modern movement science has shown us that this method is not only frustrating, but actually disadvantageous. I have gotten away from aggressively stretching the … Continue reading Pelvic Mobility – Why is it important?