My name is Amelia and I’m a 26 year old Australian who made the journey to London a little over three years ago now and never looked back.
I have many loves in life including food, Pilates, dogs (Golden Retrievers are my fav always), and my friends and family – in no particular order!
My day job is supporting clinical research through patient recruitment and retention – essentially making it easy as possible for people to participate in research. This has given me the tools to help educate others about how clinical research works. This information is not always easily accessible for the general public and I aim to help change this.
• Mind •
Our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Many of you will have experienced, whether you have endometriosis or not, when stressed or anxious our immune systems tend to take a day off and we just feel a bit shit. The connection between my stress levels and flare ups is a strong one, which is one of the reasons why I sought the help of a psychologist and I have to say, the effect has been a profound.
• Body •
I’m not just talking about health here, but how we feel about our body, how we treat and how we nourish it. I have learned that each of these things are just as important as the other, and working on them all has helped me to get me where I am today. I found what works for me, and you can too.
• Endo •
I was diagnosed with stage 1 endometriosis officially when I was 21 and adenomyosis a couple of years later, but these do not make up who I am – which is why it is last. I am extremely fortunate that after a few challenging years I am now for the most part, in a fairly good place with them. For a long time I didn’t have the confidence to speak up, but now I know, the more voices the better and I’m ready to share.
Life can be bloody amazing, sometimes we just need a hand seeing it.
P.S. Come say hi on my Insta @mindbodyendo