Endo is kinda yucky isn’t it?
It’s not just yucky cos of all the nasty symptoms that come with it… you know the pain, the heavy bleeding, the dreaded emotional moodiness – making everyone question their love for us… including your cuddly fluffy puppy.
It’s so much more than that…
It’s about that ever present feeling that something just isn’t quite right inside of our bodies and that we can’t seem to just go in and clean it all up in one easy swig. It keeps coming back to remind us with that ever present feeling of “my body isn’t right” and my “body is broken” just seems to dominate our thoughts…
I get it and I totally get how wonderful it would be if we could just go in with a big fat mop and clean it all up – every nook and cranny and make it all sparkly and new again – wow! Imagine how scary that mop head would look?
I can’t offer you that (talk about a yucky job!) but what I can show you is how we can support our body to clean up endo for us. See, I don’t believe endo is a destiny and our fate. I don’t believe we need to be stuck with it forever.
I know there is a way to help you sweetheart. Let me show you how…
Why trust in me?
My insights and research on endometriosis has come through my own journey in successfully managing my own endometriosis. I figured this yucky condition out and want to share what I know with you!
I will warn you though… I do things a little differently than most. I don’t just address the symptoms of endometriosis and like to really look at the whole picture. No! I like to dig in deep and really understand what is going on for you and what we need to do to get your whole body back in balance.
The coolest thing is…I no longer experience pain or symptoms with endometriosis.
I really desperately want the same for you sweetheart…
Where my research and knowledge has come from:
- Living with endometriosis for over 20 years and finally getting to a place of overcoming endometriosis.
- I am currently in my fourth year of completing my Naturopath Degree for Natural Medicine to enhance my existing knowledge. We have already covered herbal medicine, nutrition, pathophysiology, anatomy & physiology, therapeutics and massage.
- I have been invited to speak at various wellness expo’s and companies, including the Auckland WellFest and the Internal Affairs Department in Auckland.
- I have worked with women around the world with varying degrees of endometriosis and successfully helped them to manage their endometriosis.
- Over 7 years of specific research on endometriosis in using a natural approach.
- Interviewing naturopaths and experts in the field of women’s health and endometriosis.
- Reading every book, research paper and document about endometriosis that I could find in the last 5 years and colating the information to support and guide you.
- Attending seminars, events and conferences focusing on women’s health.
You don’t need to feel alone anymore…
There is something so isolating about endometriosis, don’t you think? We have this kinda yucky condition, located in one of the most private places in our body and even when we try to explain it to others… well, we get that awkward look somewhere between pity and confusion. They just don’t really understand.
The worst thing is when others try to give us advice about what we should do to help with the endometriosis. We know they have the best intentions and really want to help us… but the truth is they generally don’t know. I am talking about anyone from your family, health practitioners to that well-meaning surgeon. They don’t have to really deal with it, do they? They don’t share the yucky feeling you have about your body and this dreaded endometriosis. Do they really?
They are not the ones hunched over in pain or waiting for some relief from pain-killers, wondering how this could be called really living?
Here’s where things are about to change sweetheart…
I understand Endo and what you’re feeling…
Endometriosis affected me in a big, big way. I mostly felt stuck and restricted in my life choices. That yucky feeling seemed to take over my every thought. I would wake up worrying about endometriosis and my entire life purpose became a sea of operations, painkillers and days and weeks of pain. The sad thing is… I did that for 15 years!
I put on a brave face to the world but inside I was really struggling. Life felt harder than it needed to. I was exhausted all of the time and pain was just part of my everyday. Do you know what I mean?
The truth was, that I was hiding behind a mask, trying not to show my weaknesses and determined to not let endometriosis restrict my life, but pushing myself each day to get through. Then, I would desperately hope that somehow tomorrow it would be more bearable.
I felt like I was missing out on the true essence of my life. I was merely getting through, overcoming pain and that increasing sense of being overwhelmed and tired. Inwardly I felt defeated by endometriosis and there were these constant worries about my health and my fertility.
Do you feel that too?
I get it!
- That inexplicable pain that wrenches deep inside of you and draws every inch of your being into it.
- The “not being heard”, being told that you are exaggerating or that “it is all in your head.”
- The longing to be understood.
- The lack of knowledge and the frustration around this disease. No one seems to know anything about it and the research is so limited or one-sided.
- The worry and fear of the endometriosis itself, it spreading, it limiting your fertility and all the years wasted in dealing with it.
- The frustration, grief, and sadness that comes with dealing with this disease. How it limits your life for even the most basic things, let alone doing those truly adventurous things, you truly enjoy.
- The limits on traveling, on enjoying your partner sexually, on furthering your career and doing the things you truly wish to do on a bigger scale.
- The guilt of letting people down when the pain strikes out of nowhere.
- The endless cycle of painkillers and surgery that doesn’t seem to ever actually provide real relief.
- That horrible feeling of trying to explain to your partner/husband why some sex positions are just not possible…
Things we’ve probably both done…
- Spent a full day crying and worrying about endometriosis and letting it own us, even if it was just for a day!
- Cursed our bodies and the endometriosis for being there. Resenting that we even have endometriosis. Feeling like it just isn’t fair.
- Cried on the bathroom floor, waiting for the painkillers to kick in.
- Taken more than the prescribed amount of painkillers because they just didn’t seem to work!
- Blaming ourselves for this disease. Believing that perhaps we were simply not doing enough.
Introducing the REACH© Technique
I developed this technique to show you how to manage your endometriosis naturally. It doesn’t involve a surgeons scalpel and it has no risks. It is natural and safe and I created it especially for you to finally regain control of your endometriosis and your bodies natural yearning to feel better.
The awesome thing is that it truly works! Women from around the world have managed to avoid surgery, reduced their pain-killer, pill-popping days (now there’s a mouthful!) and it won’t turn you into that grumpy moody person with those dreaded hormone treatments! You can be YOU but so much better!
If you want to begin understanding how to use the REACH Technique and the 5 key principles it incorporates into natural healing, read about it here and sign up to the free introductory program to guide you step by step. I even give away some awesome free recipes to get you started.
A little about me…
Sure I can tell you about growing up in South-Africa and traveling around the world, but really that doesn’t really give you a sense of who I am… does it?
I would describe myself as a strong woman but with a very gooey and soft center. I can be tough and determined but then I am also very easily thrown when someone questions my integrity. As a side note… I would have to say that my gooey side is probably made of chocolate cos it is honestly my strongest addiction. There is something so deliciously decadent about chocolate!
One of the key ways I feel truly alive and inspired about life is when I can shift my perceptions on how I view the world or myself. I think that is why I love to travel so much. There is something about being in a foreign country, experiencing unique adventures that allow me to shift my perceptions about the world really easily. What is cool is that we can shift our perceptions on so many things with different influences – books, movies, art and just exploring the world as a playground. I believe the world is far more fun when we keep exploring and seeing everything as an adventure – even something as simple as diet can be an adventure in exploring new foods.
I guess this explains why my favorite movies are generally the ones where limitations are broken and perceptions are shifted. The movie Limitless would have to be one of my favorites! I am sure having Bradley Cooper in it, probably adds to the reason.
And perhaps this is what ultimately lead me to do the work that I do with endometriosis. I want to shatter the beliefs and false information that is currently available to you and me. The limitations of it all. The finality of it all.
It sucks and honestly hun… it is simply not true. You can begin your journey with me here.
Silly tidbits about me:
- I will never wear a completely black outfit – even for a funeral. The last funeral I attended I was wearing incredibly colorful and fun stockings underneath my black dress!
- My hubbie and I live in Auckland and have a cute puppy called Wilson (you will get to know him, don’t worry…)
- My favorite day would have to have been when James & I got married in Majorca.
- My most scary experience was white water rafting the Zambezi in Zimbabwe.
- I own numerous pairs of shoes and have an obsession with boots of different shapes and colors. I have no intention of counting how many!
- I’ve been known to dance around the living room by myself in the middle of the day – sometimes in the nude!
- I get bored with the same environment, hairstyle, clothes and tend to need to shift my house, web design and everything else fairly often.
I am so excited to have connected with you sweetheart and am excited to get to know you and how your new journey with endometriosis unfolds. I hope that I can inspire you to explore this adventure of natural healing together.
Feel free to tell me more about yourself and your journey with endometriosis and what excites you about joining the Endo Empowered community, in the comments below…
PS: I will do my best to respond to you personally but sometimes the response is so overwhelming that I simply can’t get to everyone. You can also reach out to me within the Support Group or on my Instagram feed.
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