TTC: Why writing down the kind words you’d like to hear is a powerful practice

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: 2ww, Anger, Fear, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , |

TTC: I saw this lovely post on my insta feed this week, about writing down the kinds words you'd like to hear on your fertility journey. (See pic above). So many of us resonated with it. And no wonder. It really struck me that so often we don't focus on the things we actually want, because [...]

TTC: A breathing practice to help you ‘stop freaking out’

By | March 17th, 2019|Categories: Anger, calm breathing technique, IVF stress relief, stress relief yoga, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: Today I'm writing about a breathing practice to help you 'stop freaking out'. This is the actual name given to this particular technique by Yogi Bhajan, Spiritual Master and creator of the Kundalini Yoga tradition. I love this about the man. Everything he taught was really practical. Even though he created this in the '70s, [...]

TTC: Feeling annoyed & frustrated? This tool can help

By | March 16th, 2019|Categories: 2ww, Anger, Fear, Frustration, Gratitude, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , |

TTC: My washing machine broke this week. It's been unwell for a while and I've been in denial, ignoring it. The haunting clanking noise it's been making has gone on for months, and then on Tuesday it gave up the ghost. Annoying. On Friday I left my house to teach a yoga class and I forgot [...]

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: 3 ways to heal guilt and shame

By | February 17th, 2019|Categories: Anger, Forgiveness, Frustration, IVF stress relief, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, stress relief yoga, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , |

TTC: How many times have you felt guilty as you ttc? Guilt is such a corrosive emotion that I felt many times during my fertility journey. I read this on my insta feed today which I could totally relate to, perhaps you can too: 'Today I feel that I'm drowning in guilt. Guilt that I want [...]

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’ [...]

TTC: A new phrase to help when you’re being self-critical

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: IVF stress relief, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, Reframing thoughts, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: Have a think back...when your doctor calls you with a negative result, when your beta numbers are falling, when you're waiting for your next period to begin and it's just not coming, when you feel everything is getting closer and then your TTC goalposts move and everything feels so damn far away - what do [...]

TTC: Why the end of the year sucks when you’re TTC (and ways to help)

By | December 3rd, 2018|Categories: 2ww, Anger, IVF stress relief, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , , |

TTC: When you're trying to have a baby, the end of the year can bring up strong emotions (if it’s combined with a birthday, times that by ten). It’s easy to feel that you haven’t moved forward AT ALL despite all you've been through, especially when your social media feed is full of new pregnancies and [...]

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 [...]