Episode 2

02. Secrets of the Pelvic Floor - Dr. Sara Bolden

Published on: 16th November, 2022

If you are a human being, you have a pelvic floor.

But how much does this area affect your gut, your bladder, and the rest of your body?

That’s what we’re going to discuss today, but just before we do that I would like to invite you to invite others by rating the show on apple or spotify.  

I’m hosting this show because after unraveling all of the medical lies I had been told about Endometriosis, I educated myself, and I was able to heal myself. Whether it's Endometriosis or any other painful disorder labeled as 'chronic', we expose the lesser-known solutions that can heal your mind, body & spirit. 

And of course, I made (and continue to make) an ongoing art series about it titled, Every Phase–powerfully illustrating how I healed myself living by the phases of the female cycle infradian rhythm clock.  Follow the series by subscribing at meredithochoa.com

Even though I was lied to for years by big pharma, I was able to find experts who helped me achieve the impossible. This space introduces them to you.

Today we are chatting with an extraordinary woman who helped me immensely in healing my pain, extraordinary human, Dr. Sara Bolden. 

She is a licensed physical therapist, board-certified women's health clinical specialist and certified functional medicine provider. For over 18+ years, her focus has been helping and healing individuals with pelvic pain, urogynecologic disorders, and pelvic floor dysfunctions. She is among the first board-certified women's health clinical specialists in the metro-Atlanta region and started Women First Rehabilitation in 2006, an exclusive pelvic floor rehabilitation practice devoted entirely to helping individuals with pelvic pain and pelvic floor disorders.  Dr. Bolden is an alumnus of LSU receiving a BS in Biochemistry as well as Shenandoah University where she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy. She is the founder of What a Girl Wants Seminars, speaking across the country to educate women on their bodies, helps couples enhance their intimacy, and is also the author of What a Girl Wants: The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex.

Check out her website here.

770-485-7411

WFR Pelvic Health & Wellness Specialists

3233 S. Cherokee Ln Bldg 1000 Woodstock, GA 30188

Dr. Sara's Facebook page @wfr_pelvicspecialists on Instagram

Clickable Timestamps

  • 05:08 #1 Why Dr. Bolden decided to become a pelvic floor PT
  • 09:26 #2 Clearing up Pelvic Floor Myths
  • 11:09 #3 Diaphragmatic breathing
  • 12:24 #4 Stop Washing Your Vagina
  • 14:52 #5 The method that sets you free
  • 18:37 #6 Signs that it's time to see a pelvic floor PT
  • 21:28 #7 Dealing with Embarrassment & Emotions
  • 26:00 #8 Biohacking with Art

Key takeaways

  • 1 in 3 women have pelvic pain, don't be embarrassed, you deserve healing.
  • Yes, men have a pelvic floor and can have pain as well.
  • How your pelvic floor impacts the rest of your body, specifically your gut and bladder.
  • Why you should stop washing your vagina
  • How Dr. Bolden's unique method truly heals & empowers you, so you won't have to see her any longer.

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If there is a woman you know who is struggling with period pain, the foundation of how I healed myself began with reading Womancode & In The Flo by Alisa Vitti.

Then, for an easy-to-understand one-stop shop of this cycle syncing methodology with meal plans, explanations, and all the works, I highly highly recommend The Period Liberation Protocol by Chef Bai. No matter what point you're at in your healing, the recipes, meal plans and detox methods are invaluable. I did it when I was already healed!

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Face Your Shit, Heal Yourself
Healing Endometriosis, hormone health & transforming pain to power
How to heal yourself by looking at the things no one (including you) really wants you to see. We discuss female cycle syncing, hormonal nutrition, functional medicine, Ayurveda, Taoist Healing Love, Reiki, Ovarian Kung Fu, spirituality, sexuality & mental health as well as the inconvenient truths of our modern health care system that keep these modalities hidden & falsely marketed so we’re left wondering why the hell no one knows about this.

My name is Meredith Ochoa and I’m another f*#%ing artist, with a mission. My mission is to show others how to face their pain and see themselves for who they really are. I developed this mission from facing my own debilitating pain every month dealing with Endometriosis for over 17 years. After surgery, crossing over to the other side, and dying from the excruciating pain one too many times, I began to unravel all of the medical lies I had been told and educated myself on how women’s hormone’s actually work and I healed myself. I remember the first day I felt freedom, I could feel the shackles literally just fall off as I got present to the fact that I had minimal to no pain in my life with my intimacy, sex, and every month with my cycle.

What I learned through my experience is that all healing starts with being authentic (men AND women), which is why I encourage others to face all of their shit. And of course, I made (and continue to make) an ongoing art series about it! Every Phase–colorfully illustrating the phases of the female cycle infradian rhythm clock.

Even though I was lied to for years by countless doctors promoting big pharma, I was able to find experts who helped me achieve what I thought was impossible. I'm using this space to introduce some of them as well as these practices to you.
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Meredith Ochoa

A true explorer and creative, Atlanta artist Meredith Ochoa began her visual arts journey in 2006 at 17 years old, after being a ballerina for 14 years, coming out of an eating disorder, and becoming fascinated with light and shadow– how one can only see the light because of the shadow and vice versa. This contrast showed up not only in her photography but in her life.

She started making her own pinhole cameras and began exploring the alchemy of the darkroom, so when she received a miraculous scholarship to SCAD, she was pretty upset about the digital 'takeover' within the photo world.

She decided to make a 'mockery' of digital photography--turning a scanner into a sort of 'large format' camera. This became an entire practice & technique within itself, and became the scanning process that she is known for today. The subject becomes the "negative" describing the subject digitally with a flattened focal plane.

This technique is depicted throughout her work and was the artistic beginning of her realization that all healing starts with being authentic. She describes her work with the statement…

Through my art I am healed, and I heal others.