Getting Started with Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy (featuring Soul Source!)

Disclaimer: This post represents a paid partnership with the brand Soul Source. Thank you so much to Soul Source for sponsoring Endo Strong! When I first suspected I might have endometriosis, I expected to be told I needed surgery. I had done enough research to know that the only way to definitively diagnose endometriosis is…

Bloated Wardrobe Picks: Loungewear Under $50

If there's anything I love more than a good lounge set, it's good loungewear that won't break the bank. With so many of us staying at home, it's no wonder that the loungewear trend is exploding. But when you're scrolling through Instagram looking at the cutest online boutiques all day long, it's easy to believe…

My Relationship with Alcohol + Why I’m Sober Curious | Reflecting on #DryJuly

I feel it's important to preface this post by saying that for many people, sobriety is much more than a wellness trend. It's a necessary way of life. These people can't choose to resume drinking "in moderation" or to "drink mindfully." Alcohol alters their brain chemistry, making it hard to stop -- and easy to…

50 Black-Owned Beauty and Wellness Brands to Support

I know that this post is definitely overdue -- but I figure it's better late than never! Supporting Black-owned brands has never been more important. Now more than ever, it's essential to put our support behind the Black community. But signing petitions and attending protests isn't enough on its own. We need to put our…

App Review: Rosy Wellness | App for Female Sexual Dysfunction

Would you feel comfortable talking to your friends, or even your gynecologist, about sexual dysfunction? With endometriosis, symptoms of sexual dysfunction -- such as lack of lubrication or inability to orgasm -- as well as sexual pain (known officially as "dyspareunia") are common. However, they are also incredibly isolating, since there is so much stigma…

What I Eat in a Day with Endometriosis

Even before I had to start paying attention to what I eat for my endometriosis, I've always been obsessed with food. I'm constantly fascinated by new combinations of flavors and always looking for unique new ways to eat my veggies and whole grains. Cooking and baking are two of my favorite pastimes, and I love…

Freelance Friday: How to Create a Career You Love

Disclaimer: This special edition of Freelance Friday is sponsored by Agent Mentor, an online real estate education platform. A huge thank you to Agent Mentor for supporting Endo Strong! Changing careers is scary. While my job title hasn't changed much since leaving my full-time role at Organic Spa Magazine -- as in, I'm still a…

How to Start the Endo Diet on a Budget

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. As always, please consult with your doctor before making any dietary or lifestyle changes! *Author's Note: I usually use the term "people with periods" to talk about patients with endometriosis, in order to be as inclusive as possible. I don't plan to stop doing this. I recognize that…

Bloated Wardrobe Picks: Boho Dresses for Summer

As a bloated girl, I used to dread summertime. The tight shorts and itty bitty bikinis felt so restrictive and uncomfortable. The whole season, I craved my comfy sweats. I couldn't wait for fall, when I could switch back to boots, leggings, and loose tops. But as I've gotten older, my summer style has evolved…