Welcome to FaceTime, a series where we dig into the beauty habits, toothy tips and self-care views of cool people around the world. In our next instalment i have the absolute pleasure of chatting with the magical rainbow haired raven Megan from @thatdarlinglife. Megan talks about her journey with endometriosis & her approach to health and wellness.
What did you have for breakfast this morning?
An avocado smoothie, they’re my favorite!
I have seen you share your journey with endometriosis on your channel and become an advocate for education. For all the ladies suffering out there, where can they turn to for information? What first steps should they take to get help?
Unfortunately, with endometriosis, there’s a ton of false information out there that even doctors are sharing. You really have to do your research with this disease, and thankfully the endometriosis community online is incredibly helpful. I’ve joined Facebook groups, followed Instagram pages, etc. I’ve actually learned way more about my disease from the endometriosis community online than I did from any doctor.
Has having endo changed your views on health and wellness?
Absolutely. We tend to take our health for granted, and it’s taught me not to do that anymore. Knowing that this disease will never stop coming back and causing issues for me just makes me even more grateful for when I DO feel good and am not in pain.
Did you make any changes to the sorts of products you use? The foods that you ate?
Yes, I try (emphasis on try) to cut back on foods that can lead to flare ups for me - like dairy, sugar, etc. I exercise regularly and I only use organic cotton/toxin-free menstrual products. Also, my husband is so sweet and did some research on what vitamins and supplements are recommended for people with endo and actually educated me on them, so now I make sure to keep up on taking those regularly, too. With all of these changes and my surgery, I’ve noticed a huge difference.
#SELFCARE: A millennial buzzword or something you practice with sincerity? What does selfcare look like for you?
I think self care is incredibly important because you can’t pour from an empty cup. Self care, for me personally, is getting off social media and spending time outside, it’s allowing not just my body to rest but also my mind, it’s giving myself permission to slow down and not need to be constantly busy.
We hear ‘Live Your Best Life’ alot of social media these days. What does living your best life look like for you?
I think living your best life is living an intentional life. Not just settling or getting by, but being the best version of yourself.
How are you managing to stay sane during isolation?
My husband has been keeping me sane. He’s my best friend so any extra time with him has been a blessing. Also, spending time outside is so therapeutic. I live in Utah so I’m able to spend a lot of time outside without being near people, which has been great. This summer I’ve been swimming, riding my bike and going on walks more than ever.
Now tell us a little about your current oral care routine. Be honest, do you floss everyday? :)
I actually do floss everyday. I didn’t when I was younger, but it became a daily habit back when I had braces and I haven’t stopped since. I have a very sensitive mouth so I actually can’t use most toothpastes and mouthwashes.
And lastly, where can people follow you and learn more? (social, website, podcast etc)
You can find me on Instagram at @thatdarlinglife