Category: Endometriosis

What you don’t see

What you don’t see. ⁣⁣They say a picture tells a thousand words… ⁣but a picture only shows so much. ⁣⁣A picture shows what happened in one second of that day, it doesn’t tell of the other 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds. ⁣⁣Instagram is a highlight reel, ⁣what you Continue Reading

Why We Need To Talk About Endometriosis

Endometriosis Awareness Month is now coming to a close but how could I let it end without sharing a post on my blog? If you follow me on instagram @findyourownhope, you’ve probably seen awareness posts throughout this month … but I have also been busy advocating for endo in other Continue Reading

How to stay calm in a crazy world: dealing with uncertainty

Just a small post today to address the craziness that is going on lately.  Life is uncertain. Nothing is guaranteed and things don’t always go to plan. It’s an anxious time.  What has helped me … However, one thing that has helped me throughout my life is trying to live Continue Reading

News flash: you can do everything right, and still be stuck

Starting the new year is a hopeful time, we make new resolutions, goals and there is an overwhelming ‘new year, new me’ culture. However, the new year is also very emotional as we reflect upon the year before. It is undoubtedly true to say that we can try our best Continue Reading

Good from the bad – hobbies and habits we gained since becoming sick

A few weeks ago I was reflecting on how much my life has changed since becoming sick. Of course it has changed for the worse… but in many ways I have branched out, tried new things and gained new skills. So I decided to reach out to my fellow chronic Continue Reading

Bad times don’t last forever – growing through pain: Keeping Up Courage Part 3

At the change of every season, we are always reminded that like the seasons there is a time for everything.  Moving into spring means warm sun, bright flowers and birds singing which for me is a nice change from the dreary winter.  The last few weeks I have had a Continue Reading

Processing diagnosis and the importance of experiencing the emotions that come with it – ‘Keeping Up Courage’ Part 2

Yesterday I came across an old message I sent to a friend when she was diagnosed with a chronic illness. I kind of wish I read it as I was going through this last diagnosis over these few weeks. You know how sometimes we are just more kind to others Continue Reading