TTC: Stopping the fear monkey – 3 ways to be more compassionate

By | August 28th, 2018|Categories: Compassion, Fear, IVF stress relief, Pema Chodron, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

TTC: When you're frightened how to do you stop your monkey mind chattering and making things worse? For many of us, our fears come screeching up like a troop of wild monkeys, distracting our mind and filling us with a sense of dis-ease. Within the monkey mind family there is a big boss. The Fear Monkey. [...]

TTC: What Secrets Are You Hiding As You TTC?

By | August 25th, 2018|Categories: Fear, Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, Reframing thoughts, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: What secrets are you hiding as you ttc? We all have thoughts that we want to keep hidden. At times it can feel like they consume us. Our stories can feel so real it’s hard to think about anything else. Sometimes our secrets become the most real thing about us. When I speak to women about secrets [...]

TTC: Understanding the 2 types of fear within you

By | August 20th, 2018|Categories: Fear, Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: We've all felt fear at some point as we TTC, but how to manage this intense emotion? In Tara Mohr's wonderful book Playing Big, she writes about how the Rabbi and spiritual teacher Rabbi Alan Lew made her think about fear in a totally new way. In his book, Be Still and Get Going, he explains how the [...]

How being compassionate can help you keep going as you TTC

By | August 14th, 2018|Categories: Compassion, Fertility yoga, Frustration, IVF yoga, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

TTC: What is the difference between empathy and compassion - and how can this understanding help us as we TTC? Empathy is the capacity to feel what other people feel and be able to take their view and be with them when they're going through something tough. Compassion includes empathy, being able to feel with others, [...]

TTC: How to forgive yourself (of blame, guilt and resentment)

By | July 1st, 2018|Categories: Fertility yoga, Forgiveness, infertility quote, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , |

TTC: How often have you felt emotions of guilt, blame and resentment as you ttc? Many times? Me too. How to start to forgive So how do you start to forgive yourself if you feel this way? Often in my classes and workshops I remind everyone that, 'you did not make this happen, this isn't your [...]

TTC: Why “I’ll be happy when…” doesn’t work

By | June 17th, 2018|Categories: Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , |

TTC: How many times have you told yourself "I'll be happy when ... (you fill in the blanks) my cycle starts to regulate/I get pregnant/I find the right donor/I get at least 10 good embryos/my baby comes to me." If you're like me, you may have said similar things to yourself many times. We all do [...]

TTC: A simple tool to bring more joy to your life

By | May 30th, 2018|Categories: Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , |

TTC: How do you bring more joy into your life as you ttc? I don't know about you, but for me, joy was about as far as possible away from how I lived, as I traversed the messy world of natural fertility and fertility treatments. But finding joy as you ttc couldn't be more important. Joy [...]

TTC: How to look for the good in those that drive you crazy

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , |

TTC: Do you have someone in your life right now who drives you crazy?  Maybe your mother-in-law or your own mother? It could be your sister, best friend, a colleague at work or even your doctor or specialist? It's safe to say, that at some time during your ttc journey you will have had to navigate [...]

TTC: A simple tool to reframe negative thinking

By | May 6th, 2018|Categories: Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , , |

TTC: How do you reframe negative thinking? If you've had a bad day, what do you focus on at the end of it? The stories that we tell ourselves as we ttc define us. They determine our self worth, how we see the world, and how we feel the world treats us. When the day hasn't [...]

TTC: What do you present to the world, and what do you keep hidden?

By | April 2nd, 2018|Categories: calm breathing technique, Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: What part of you do you present to the world, and what do you keep hidden as you ttc? How often have you looked in the mirror and wondered where the real you has gone? When things get tough and you're trying to survive difficult times you might, consciously or unconsciously start to behave in [...]