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, [...]

TTC: 4 Steps To Heal Frustration And Blame

By | August 13th, 2018|Categories: Fertility yoga, Frustration, IVF stress relief, Kindness, stress relief yoga, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , |

TTC: How often do you feel frustration and blame about what you're going through? For me, frustration was an emotion that seemed to be ever present as we ttc'ed. Blaming myself that my body wasn't working like it should. Frustration that I was having to go through fertility treatments when nearly every friend of mine had [...]

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: 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 [...]