Is lichen sclerosus caused by fungus?

There is currently no direct research to support this connection. However, I've spent the day pulling on a long and interesting thread that has fungus all over it. I talk about oxalates in my book on LS, since some people report relief from a low oxalate diet. I briefly mention Aspergillus. It came up during … Continue reading Is lichen sclerosus caused by fungus?

Newest book on lichen sclerosus

It's arrived! The newest book on LS is available worldwide on Amazon and soon to be available on all other online booksellers. I never expected to receive a diagnosis of LS (no one does), and I certainly didn't expect to spend 8 months immersed in writing about it. This easy to read book covers everything … Continue reading Newest book on lichen sclerosus

Lichen sclerosus and the chakras (part 2)

This post covers the energy centre that isn't as anatomically-related as root chakra, however, many of the emotional aspects LS brings up can be found in this chakra.

More musings on lichen sclerosus

I didn't immediately look for research. I looked for women who had it, who were living with it. What was their experience? What had they tried. What worked for them?

Contemplations on lichen sclerosus

I interrupt this 30-day blog series... to offer contemplations on LS and well-being.

From past to present moment

This morning, I woke up and looked out the window at the Rocky Mountains in the distance. It's been a year-and-a-half since I've moved into this home. Our last home had a full view of the Rockies to the west. We lived there for fifteen years. This home has a partial west view and more … Continue reading From past to present moment

Healing 5th chakra: it’s a matter of respect

I woke this morning contemplating 5th chakra. The first word that came to mind was TRUST. Of course, that made sense. Trust is a major issue of fifth chakra. Trusting the world, trusting your choices and words, trusting life... all reside here. I also feel an element of trust in sacral chakra. In that chakra, … Continue reading Healing 5th chakra: it’s a matter of respect

Snoring and menopause: 3 ways to get a better night’s sleep

Snoring and menopause. It's a thing. I rarely ever snored. I always bragged to my husband about how open my nasal passages were, especially during sleep. Until I noticed a few years ago that more and more nights I woke due to my own snoring. After much Googling, I discovered that menopause and snoring are … Continue reading Snoring and menopause: 3 ways to get a better night’s sleep

Mother Earth is calling

In three separate incidences within the span of several days, two women and one teenage girl were bitten by coyotes in NW Calgary. When my friend told me of the first biting in our neighbourhood, I was shocked. Coyotes don't behave that way. The city said they felt the coyote may have been displaced by … Continue reading Mother Earth is calling

Time to push

When my son was born, the cord was wrapped around his neck. Each time I pushed, his heart rate slowed and nearly stopped. When I rested, his heart rate returned to normal, well, as normal as the heart of a newborn about to emerge into the world can beat. My sense was to stop, let … Continue reading Time to push