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: If you were to unfuck yourself, what age would you be?

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Anger, Fear, Fertility yoga, Frustration, IVF stress relief, Kindness, Positivity, Reframing thoughts, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: ‘Scuse the expletive, but I love this photo. If you were to unfuck yourself, what age would that be? When was it you felt balanced, calm and strong? When did you feel you could take on the world and do ANYTHING and be anyone? Think back to who you were then. Can you remember how [...]

TTC: 5 ways to get your relationship back on track

By | October 18th, 2018|Categories: Anger, Fear, Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , , |

TTC: If you are feeling frustrated with your partner as you ttc, how do you get your relationship back on track? Let's talk a little about our love relationships with partners or husbands. Our fertility issues are not only consuming but also test the strongest of relationships. Sometimes, if we're lucky, we find that adversity brings [...]

TTC: Don’t tell me to be grateful, I don’t want to hear it

By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: Gratitude, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , , |

TTC: When you're struggling to conceive, being grateful is not a natural first step. I clearly remember thinking, "Don't tell me to be grateful for my life if it's without a child." I didn't want to hear it. But if I could have shifted my perspective slightly and asked myself instead, "What do I have in my life [...]

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 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 [...]