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 [...]

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: Being the hero of your own story, not the villain

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: IVF stress relief, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, stress relief yoga, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , , |

TTC: Keep checking in to see if the stories that you are telling yourself are true. So often we make up stuff because it makes us feel good or allows us to process hard facts about ourselves in a positive light. This is not only you, we all do this. When we start to own our [...]

TTC tips: Learning to stand up for yourself by saying no

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Fertility yoga, infertility yoga, IVF stress, IVF stress relief, IVF yoga, positive thinking for fertility, Positivity, Reframing thoughts, ttc, ttc 2017, ttc journey, ttc tips, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In this post about TTC tips (Trying To Conceive) I'm talking about learning how to stand up for yourself by saying no. How are you at this?  I'm terrible at it. Two little letters, surely easy to say? But no! So what's going on? I hate to admit it but I'm a people pleaser. As a [...]

Twisting yoga poses for fertility – half happy baby pose

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Fertility yoga poses, IVF yoga poses, stress relief yoga, Stress relief yoga poses, ttc|Tags: , , , , , , |

Twisting yoga poses for fertility help to soften and open the hips. Those of us with fertility issues often find the hips and hip flexors are tight, distorting the relationship between the pelvis and the spine and causing a sway back. The shoulders pitch forwards and the tail bone moves up and back. The hip and waist joints are compressed. [...]

Trying to get pregnant and stay positive when you’ve had bad experiences

By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: fertility quote, Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, stress relief yoga, ttc|Tags: , , , , , |

Trying to get pregnant and stay positive when you've had bad experiences is tough. I remember thinking if I knew it was going to turn out OK in the end I could cope with anything. But as you very well know there are no guarantees. No guarantees but one, which is that 'everything changes'. The very wonderful Pema [...]

TTC: How slowing life down might just bring you your longed for baby

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: fertility quote, Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, taking time off for fertility treatment, ttc|Tags: , , , , |

Today I'm writing about TTC and how slowing life down might just bring you your longed for baby. Do nothing. When you're TTC and in the middle of fertility treatments and natural fertility it's hard to relate to these two simple words. We spend so much time focused on making it happen - we reduce alcohol [...]

How slowing life down will help with getting pregnant

By | February 1st, 2017|Categories: fertility quote, Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, ttc|Tags: , , , , |

Today I'm writing about how slowing life down will help with getting pregnant. How often are you told 'you need to get a move on', 'the clock doesn't wait', 'you haven't got much time'. This type of talk, particularly from doctors or specialists is unhelpful. It makes us anxious, fearful and not to mention stressed. Stress [...]

TTC Tips: Replacing negativity with loving kindness

By | February 1st, 2017|Categories: Fertility mantra, fertility quote, Fertility yoga, positive thinking for fertility, ttc|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC Tips: Replacing negativity with loving kindness. When we go through fertility issues the relationship with our body can change. Feelings of being let down, of anger or disappointment are common for so many of us. If you feel this way don't push it aside. The first step to any change is to be aware of [...]

TTC Tips: Take time out in child’s pose to de-stress & find calm

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: Fertility yoga poses, Stress relief breathing, Stress relief yoga poses, ttc|Tags: , , , |

TTC Tips: Take time out in child's pose to de-stress & find calm. In the lead up to the Holiday Season things can start to get a bit crazy and you may want to take time out for yourself. This pose, supported child's pose (balasana), is just the ticket. It helps to calm the nervous system and [...]