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…

MRI for Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis: What to Expect

When I first started this blog, I wrote a blog post about my upper endoscopy, which was a big hit with my readers. As a patient, it can be difficult to know what to expect from a procedure you've never had before. Many people turn to hospital websites and clinical YouTube demonstrations for answers, but…

My Favorite Endometriosis Influencers

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Intellifluence, a social platform that matches brands and influencers for paid and unpaid marketing campaigns. A huge thank you to Intellifluence for supporting Endo Strong! Endometriosis is lonely. When I was in high school, one of my best friends had endometriosis -- but I didn't know I also had…