TTC: A simple breathing tool to release blame

By | July 17th, 2019|Categories: Anger, calm breathing technique, Fertility yoga, Frustration, IVF stress relief, IVF yoga, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|

TTC: Blame is such a corrosive emotion. We all feel it yet we rarely talk about it. As a result it sits within us, heavy, tight and hot - and often we find it hard to shift. For many of us it is part and parcel of a ttc journey. If you blame yourself for your [...]

TTC: How using one simple word can make you feel calmer and more in control

By | July 5th, 2019|Categories: calm breathing technique, Fear, Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, Reframing thoughts, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , |

TTC: If I told you there was one word that would help you feel calmer and more in control, would you want to know what it was? If you're fed up with mulling over the same fears and you want to shift how you're thinking, but don't know how - try this with me. How Kindness [...]

TTC: My top Yoga for Fertility stress relief pose

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: calm breathing technique, Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, IVF yoga, IVF yoga poses, Stress relief breathing, stress relief yoga, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , |

TTC: If you only have time to do one yoga pose in your day - try Viparita Karani (legs-up-the-wall pose). It's the queen of fertility yoga poses, and anyone can practice it (partner's too). The real power of this pose, and why for me it’s the ultimate letting-go pose, is because it clearly demonstrates that less [...]

TTC: Being 100% responsible – how your wellbeing isn’t hitched to how others act

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: Conflict, Fertility yoga, Frustration, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , , |

TTC: How often do you feel that your wellbeing is hitched to how others act? Conflict can appear on many levels as you TTC, such as arguments with partners, disagreements with friends, or confrontations at work. Being in conflict can not only bring you down, but also can set a negative tone for the whole day. [...]

TTC: How to manage difficult mothers

By | March 7th, 2019|Categories: Anger, Compassion, difficult mothers, Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: Let's talk about how to manage difficult mothers as you ttc*. Time and again I hear stories of anguish and heartache due to disappointing behaviour from the one person you need support from the most, your mother. Mother and daughter relationships can be fraught, even at the best of times. Research by Carol D Ryff [...]

TTC: 5 lessons I learned while waiting for my baby to come to me

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: Fertility yoga, Frustration, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: If you are not naturally patient, your ttc journey usually gives you a crash course in it. I hated having to be patient. Waiting has never been my strong point. I wanted to be at the end of the road with my babe in my arms. I didn’t want to be told to ‘hold tight’ [...]

5 ways to sleep better as you TTC

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: calm breathing technique, Fertility yoga, Kindness, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , , |

TTC: I'm not really into new year resolutions. Instead, I like to think of one word that I would like to try and incorporate more into my life the following year. Then when I'm up against it, or stressed, or thinking about taking on more, I can come back to my word and ask, 'does this [...]

TTC: Awakening your inner child

By | November 19th, 2018|Categories: Fear, Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , |

TTC: This photo is of me around 4 or 5 years old. Goggles on head, cape towel around my shoulders. Robin to my brothers Batman. I love this photo. It reminds me who I really am, before life got in the way. When I start to give myself a hard time I look at her little [...]

TTC: If you were to unfuck yourself, what age would you be?

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Anger, Fear, Fertility yoga, Frustration, IVF stress relief, Kindness, Positivity, Reframing thoughts, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: ‘Scuse the expletive, but I love this photo. If you were to unfuck yourself, what age would that be? When was it you felt balanced, calm and strong? When did you feel you could take on the world and do ANYTHING and be anyone? Think back to who you were then. Can you remember how [...]

TTC: Remember when you wanted what you currently have?

By | October 29th, 2018|Categories: Fertility yoga, Frustration, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , |

TTC: Remember when you wanted what you currently have? Can you cast your mind back to who you were then? This is not to negate what you are going through right now as you ttc, but it allows you to get perspective. So let's play with this idea a little and think about its trajectory. At [...]