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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with endometriosis can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed endo. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you feel? It's...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Hemorrhoids and Endometriosis

Hemorrhoids and Endometriosis

Women with endometriosis often experience hemorrhoids, a painful condition caused by enlarged blood vessels in the anus and rectum. These anorectal varicose veins can arise from diarrhea, constipation, and bowel endometriosis, all of which can...
Posted 08/13/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/25/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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A Band-Aid Just Doesn’t Cut It

A Band-Aid Just Doesn’t Cut It

I had all the symptoms; I knew what was wrong. My mother suffered with endometriosis for years. I was fed up with doctors telling me to go on this pill and that pill, or that I am exaggerating, and “Your periods and the pain are normal.”I spent so...
Posted 05/12/2019
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Are You Afraid to Say No?

Are You Afraid to Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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What Daisy Ridley's Endometriosis Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Daisy Ridley's Endometriosis Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When Daisy Ridley, the famed Star Wars heroine, revealed she had endometriosis, there was a wave of empathy and validation that washed over the endometriosis community, “Wow. Even her, too?”Three things happen for us when a celebrity opens up...
Posted 04/12/2019
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Uterus 'Scratching' Technique Won't Boost Fertility Treatment Success

Uterus 'Scratching' Technique Won't Boost Fertility Treatment Success

By Serena Gordon, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An add-on procedure sometimes used before in-vitro fertilization won't increase a couple's chances of having a baby, according to a new study.The technique is called...
Posted 03/14/2019
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