TTC: How using one simple word can make you feel calmer and more in control

By | July 5th, 2019|Categories: calm breathing technique, Fear, Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, Reframing thoughts, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , |

TTC: If I told you there was one word that would help you feel calmer and more in control, would you want to know what it was? If you're fed up with mulling over the same fears and you want to shift how you're thinking, but don't know how - try this with me. How Kindness [...]

TTC: How to tame your shadow-side

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Anger, Conflict, Fear, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , |

TTC: Many of us really struggle with trying to have a life that isn't totally consumed by our baby making difficulties. It can feel at times like we've lost ourselves amidst the blood tests, injections, scans and tests. So how can you live whole heartedly with all the love, belonging and connection that you wish for [...]

TTC: My top Yoga for Fertility stress relief pose

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: calm breathing technique, Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, IVF yoga, IVF yoga poses, Stress relief breathing, stress relief yoga, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , |

TTC: If you only have time to do one yoga pose in your day - try Viparita Karani (legs-up-the-wall pose). It's the queen of fertility yoga poses, and anyone can practice it (partner's too). The real power of this pose, and why for me it’s the ultimate letting-go pose, is because it clearly demonstrates that less [...]

TTC: How to forgive when you blame yourself

By | May 16th, 2019|Categories: Anger, Fear, Forgiveness, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , |

TTC: How do you forgive yourself when something happens and you feel you are to blame? Shame, blame and resentment are big part of a fertility journey for many of us. Forgiveness is how we heal - but it's hard to achieve, even when we know we should. I heard a beautiful story this week from [...]

TTC: 3 steps to harness anxious thoughts

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: Anger, Fear, IVF stress relief, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: How do you harness anxious thoughts? When you think about your fertility journey, what percentage of the time are you anxious? 50%? More? Many of us live with chronic anxiety as we ttc and it shows up in many different ways. For example: You find it hard to concentrate.You argue more with your family, particularly [...]

TTC: Forgive and forget… Is it possible?

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Forgiveness, IVF stress relief, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , |

TTC: Is it really possible to forgive and forget? Forgiveness is hard, and it happens at a different pace for everyone. It takes space and time to process what you've gone through and that takes patience and commitment. I like to think about forgiveness in 3 ways: Forgiveness towards someone who has hurt you. Forgiveness for [...]

TTC: A breathing practice to help you ‘stop freaking out’

By | March 17th, 2019|Categories: Anger, calm breathing technique, IVF stress relief, stress relief yoga, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: Today I'm writing about a breathing practice to help you 'stop freaking out'. This is the actual name given to this particular technique by Yogi Bhajan, Spiritual Master and creator of the Kundalini Yoga tradition. I love this about the man. Everything he taught was really practical. Even though he created this in the '70s, [...]

TTC: Feeling annoyed & frustrated? This tool can help

By | March 16th, 2019|Categories: 2ww, Anger, Fear, Frustration, Gratitude, IVF stress relief, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , |

TTC: My washing machine broke this week. It's been unwell for a while and I've been in denial, ignoring it. The haunting clanking noise it's been making has gone on for months, and then on Tuesday it gave up the ghost. Annoying. On Friday I left my house to teach a yoga class and I forgot [...]

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 [...]