Pelvic Reset: A 6-week Course

Hi guys!

Maggie Flood is a good friend of mine, and an EndoWarrior in our local San Diego group. She’s also a licensed Acupuncturist, certified Sexological Bodyworker and holistic pelvic care practitioner.

She’s put together and is hosting a six-week course on resetting your pelvic floor…and so much more. It will use Zoom for weekly meetings (which will be recorded if you can’t attend live), downloadable meditations, exercises, journaling homework, and a support community of fellow participants.

A course description:

“Pelvic Reset is a 6 week long assisted journey to guide you back to your body, uterus and root. As this course is open to all women and those with vulvas who wish to reconnect with themselves, it is especially useful for those coping with pelvic pain or female-bodied sexual dysfunction. Within this 6 week program you’ll learn the basics of embodiment, nervous system self-regulation, how to use pleasure for healing, lineage mapping your womb space, as well as new and ancient medicinal techniques to manage pain and heal from surgery or trauma. This course is designed to bring you into a new experience of your sexuality and relationship to your pelvic floor. A very special reset button, indeed.”

For more information, and to register, please check out her site. There’s a registration fee, but if you’re not happy with the program within 30 days, there’s a money back guarantee.

I’ve vowed to invest in my health this year, so I’ve already signed up. I just wanted to share in case this interested some of you.

Podcast About Endometriosis

Sarah Golding is the producer of the Anyone F’Coffee Podcast, which focuses on women’s health issues. Several episodes discuss Endometriosis! And I wanted to share Sarah’s podcast link with you today! Please feel free to pop in your headphones and listen away!

Listen: Anyone F’Coffee Podcast

Sarah is also hosting a Zoom meeting on May 10th for people who think they may have Endometriosis. If you’d like to sign up, you can do so here!

Thank you, Sarah for all that you do to raise awareness of these conditions! Continue to do what you do!

Love, Lisa

Sponsor Highlight: Mary VanBuhler

As you may know, we are hosting (along with the non-profit organization, Gifts 2 Help) our 2020 Endometriosis Awareness & Support Walk. This is the first year we’ve asked for sponsorships and today I’d like to honor Mary VanBuhler.

A HUGE thank you to Mary for her generous donation for our 2020 Endometriosis Awareness & Support Walk! Mary is a fellow EndoWarrior who has an incredibly positive attitude toward the fight ahead and is here to support other Warriors, too! We’re looking forward to walking with you!

Sponsor Highlight: The San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Logo for San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

As you may know, we are hosting (along with the non-profit organization, Gifts 2 Help) our 2020 Endometriosis Awareness & Support Walk. This is the first year we’ve asked for sponsorships and today I’d like to honor The San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

I cannot tell you how excited I am that the Sisters are officially joining our event! Many of you know Sister Donatella Soul and Saint Angel Con Cuernos, but did you know that several other Sisters have battled Endometriosis, too? So, their booth is near and dear to my heart. “The San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Asylum of the Tortured Heart, performs public service by educating the community on safety and health issues through outreach, promoting awareness through street theater, guiding spiritual enlightenment, abolishing bigotry and hatred and working to end stereotypes. The Asylum supports, works with, and raises funds for other charitable non-profit organizations.” Not only do they do INCREDIBLE things to help San Diego’s community grow and strengthen, but their loving nature and endless support is invaluable in this day and age. 

The beautiful Sister Donatella Soul; photograph by Compass Media Productions

Sponsor Highlight: Natural Harmony Reproductive Health

Logo for Natural Harmony Reproductive Health

As you may know, we are hosting (along with the non-profit organization, Gifts 2 Help) our 2020 Endometriosis Awareness & Support Walk. This is the first year we’ve asked for sponsorships and today I’d like to honor Natural Harmony Reproductive Health.

Natural Harmony Reproductive Health is an integrative clinic dedicated to providing compassionate, integrative, expert reproductive healthcare. 

An endo warrior herself, Dr. Merritt Jones specializes in the integrative treatment of endometriosis, recognizing that while no two people’s stories are exactly alike, many endo warriors have faced a long and arduous road and have had to fight to be seen, heard, and properly cared for. She believes that people living with endo deserve better. 

Natural Harmony takes an integrative and multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of endo, offering functional medicine evaluation, acupuncture, nutrition therapy, herbal and supplemental therapy, lab testing and lifestyle support and more. The clinic will also happily work alongside patient’s other providers to provide truly integrative and collaborative care.

Not only is Dr. Merritt my as-needed acupuncturist, but she’s a wonderful friend and an incredible support to myself and others in the Endo Community. Her compassion, understanding, and drive to help others is endless.

EndoFound Announces 2020 Medical Conference, Patient Day, and Blossom Ball

Endometriosis Foundation of America's title information for Patient Day 2020, March 14, 2020 in New York

If you’ve followed my blog since the beginning, or even recently started reading, I hope you know how much I respect the Endometriosis Foundation of America and how they’re trying to influence the medical and civilian communities, as well as better research and understand Endometriosis.

Every year they host a medical conference to educate physicians around the globe about new research, technology, and to discuss various topics on the disease.

And very year, they host the Blossom Ball. It’s their annual fundraiser.

But did you know that they also host a Patient Day every year? This year it will take place on March 14, 2020, in New York. A day that Endo Warriors, Survivors, their caregivers, and advocates can gather together to learn and share. This year’s registration is $50 per attendee. One of these days – ONNNNE OF THEEEEESE DAAAAYYYYSSSSS – I’m gonna go!!! ❤

If you’re in the New York area, or able to travel to it, you should go! And tell me ALLLL ABOUT IT! Spread the word. AND do what I did: share the medical conference information with YOUR Endo surgeon, gyno, PCP, etc.! Maybe one of them can attend and leeeeaaarrrrnnnn moooooorrrreeee!

Sponsor Highlight: Estey & Bomberger, LLP

As you may know, we are hosting (along with the non-profit organization, Gifts 2 Help) our 2020 Endometriosis Awareness & Support Walk. This is the first year we’ve asked for sponsorships and today I’d like to honor Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

Leading trial attorneys in San Diego, the firm of Estey & Bomberger litigates personal injury and sexual abuse cases from all over the United States. They have been recognized for their efforts recently in the media for sexual assault cases involving rideshare drivers assaulting passengers, coaches assaulting athletes, teachers assaulting minor students, and members of the clergy assaulting parishioners. While their sexual abuse cases may be emotionally inflammatory and memorable, E&B also handles personal injury cases such as auto v auto, pedestrian v auto, bicyclist v auto, etc.

Not only are they incredible attorneys with great skill and compassion, but they’re the employers of Lisa Howard, the founder of Bloomin’ Uterus. Although this may sound biased, it’s not: they truly do care about their clients and achieving the best outcome possible for each case.

We’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to Steve Estey, Mike Bomberger, and the whole E&B crew for their continuing support of not only our Walk but Lisa’s own personal Endo Journey.

Sponsor Highlight: Dr. Rosebudz

As you may know, we are hosting (along with the non-profit organization, Gifts 2 Help) our 2020 Endometriosis Awareness & Support Walk. This is the first year we’ve asked for sponsorships and today I’d like to honor Dr. RoseBudz.

A local supplier of CBD products, Dr. RoseBudz offered a public workshop a few years ago about how CBD products may help those who suffer with Endometriosis. Her products have helped several of our BU EndoSisters. This year not only is Dr. RoseBudz a sponsor of our event, but she will have a booth available at the Walk. Do you have questions? Check her out. And peruse her wares on the day of the event. She’ll offer CBD salves, lotions, full spectrum tinctures, nano tinctures, and suppositories for sale.

We’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to Dr. RoseBudz for her support of not only our Walk, but to the community and to those fighting Endometriosis.

Sponsor Highlight: Special Flower Oil Co

Special Flower Oil Co logo

As you may know, we are hosting (along with the non-profit organization, Gifts 2 Help) our 2020 Endometriosis Awareness & Support Walk. This is the first year we’ve asked for sponsorships and today I’d like to honor Special Flower Oil Company.

You may remember I wrote about Special Flower Oil Company last year. Not only are Raul and Yuliya friends of mine, but they have created a small business to bring handmade, healthier products into our homes. And with a world of toxins, chemicals, parabens, and who knows what else out there may affect the growth of Endometriosis: I truly appreciate their products.

Not only will Special Flower Oil Company be sponsoring this year’s walk, but they’ll have a booth at the event! You can feel free to pick up some of their hanmade soaps, lotions, perfumes, and other wares!

AND? They’ll be donating a care package gift basket for our opportunity drawing!

Raul and Yuliya, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Not only for your support, but for the wonderful products you create. You’re a glowing beacon of generosity, friendship, and you genuinely care about helping others. ❤

Our walk will take place on March 28, 2020, in San Diego, California. It has traditionally been paid by out-of-pocket expenses, but has grown so large that donations and sponsorships are now a thing! I’m truly honored and super excited to be able to do this walk yet again.

If you would like more information to be able to attend our walk, registration is free (although we are asking for optional donations). Or if you, or someone you know, would be interested in either sponsoring the event or hosting a vendor booth, please contact me! These donations, vendor fees, and sponsorships go toward paying for the cost of the event. And are tax-deductible as a donation to Gifts 2 Help.