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: How to break negative behavioural patterns

By | August 26th, 2018|Categories: Fear, Frustration, IVF stress relief, Reframing thoughts, stress relief yoga, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , |

TTC: When things aren't going as you wish and you're having a hard time, what do you say to yourself and how do you react? We all have ways that help us to cope when we face adversity. Often, this is how we've reacted our whole lives when difficulties crop up.  These negative behavioural patterns can [...]

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 let go of anger by being mindful

By | July 24th, 2018|Categories: Fertility yoga, Forgiveness, Frustration, IVF stress relief, Reframing thoughts, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , |

TTC: Anger. Feeling angry. Having angry thoughts. Hating what you're going through and who you think you've become. If you're on a ttc journey it is very likely that you will have come up against anger. I have. For me it appeared after shock and before sadness and I hated feeling that way, but it was [...]

TTC: How to stop comparing yourself to pregnant strangers and friends

By | July 24th, 2018|Categories: Forgiveness, Frustration, IVF stress relief, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , |

TTC: How often have you compared yourself with pregnant friends, family or even strangers on Facebook or Instagram? If you're anything like me, you will have done this. Many. Times. We know that we shouldn't but it's so hard when it's in your face. It's easy to feel that others have all the luck and you [...]

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: How Acceptance Helps To Heal

By | June 12th, 2018|Categories: Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, Reframing thoughts, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: Acceptance. Simple to say, yet so hard to do. I remember saying “Don’t tell me to accept what is happening. I don’t want to accept my life if it's without a child.” Can you relate? But here’s the thing. You don’t know what will happen in the future. None of us do. Our thoughts can [...]

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 [...]