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So Angie Writes – Life's A Challenge, So Angie Writes!

Trauma Recovery – Shame Resilience – Self-Compassion – Coping With Chronic Pain


All of the posts under the "endometriosis" tag.

When Chronic Pain Causes Shame, I Practice Self-Compassion

This post was originally published on Counting My Spoons in September, 2015. I thank Julie for providing the opportunity to share my voice with a large Spoonie community, and encourage you to check out her blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.

When Chronic Pain Causes Shame, I Practice Self-Compassion by

Hi, I’m Angie. I live with Endometriosis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Neural Tension, and C-PTSD.… Continue reading

The Unbroken – A Poem for Endometriosis Awareness

This one’s for The Resilient
The women whose bodies
Endure such pain
And such loss

WE are The Unbroken

The Unbroken - A poem for Endometriosis awareness by #spoonie

This frog inspires me from its perch in the office where I do pelvic floor physical therapy, which helps me fight back against Endometriosis.

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis affects 176 million women around the world.… Continue reading

Angie March 23, 2015 4 Comments Permalink

What Am I Brave Enough For Today?

Morning light greets my eyes and I think, “what am I brave enough for today?” It is my first thought, my prevailing thought, and the one that will see me through an anxiety-filled day. I have high cortisol and hormone imbalances in part due to chronic pain and endometriosis. Every day brings challenges as I try to function well with fight-or-flight level stress.… Continue reading

Angie August 13, 2014 4 Comments Permalink

I Wake To Familiar Pain

I wake to familiar pain
And fold into it
Conversations with head and body
Exasperations and condemnations

There are times one must
Take a running start
Toward a steep obstacle
To get enough momentum

I mentally resolve
To release my knees
Find an upright position
And shuffle ever onward

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Winter is sometimes gray and bleak. My heart follows suit, finding an odd comfort in familiar pain. As the first signs of Spring appear, all green-shoots and warm potential, my mind ponders fertility. Tears roll in response.

Endometriosis and infertility have affected my self-worth in a profound way. My body swells as I bleed internally.… Continue reading

Angie March 5, 2014 14 Comments Permalink

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Angie March 1, 2014 6 Comments Permalink

Write The Darkness


When grief eases into your day
As your eyes are fluttering open
And settles heavy like a fog
Over your covers and inside your brain
Write the darkness

When grief arrives as a wave
As you’re looking the other way
And leaps upon your back
Forcing your knees and face to the floor
Write the darkness

When grief takes hold like a fist
As your heart is beginning to soften
And fingers forcefully threaten
To squeeze the very life from your soul
Write the darkness

When grief is the seeming end-all
As you’re certain this time you’ll break
And all hope seems lost
To cope is to reach out and find your pen
Write the darkness, my love
Write the darkness

Write along with me!

Write along with me!

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Angie February 9, 2014 6 Comments Permalink

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