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: 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: 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: The Power Of Words: How To Reframe Negative Thinking

By | October 4th, 2018|Categories: Fear, fertility quote, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , , |

TTC: What words do you use to describe what you're going through as you ttc? The phrases that we use are so powerful. They can assist and uplift us, or take us off to dark places - I've been to both and I know which one I'd choose. I was reading a woman on my Insta [...]

TTC: Why Anger Isn’t Bad – Learning How To Work With It

By | September 24th, 2018|Categories: Anger, Fear, Fertility yoga, Forgiveness, Frustration, IVF stress relief, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: I was chatting to my best friend today and she told me, 'I feel so angry all the time. I've been a complete bitch to everyone who cares about me, but I can't seem to snap out of it.' Anger is such a destructive emotion, but at the same time when it's in full flight [...]

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. [...]

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, [...]