Mother’s Day can be just awful when you’re trying to conceive. Hoopla, celebration and honor for Mom’s is well deserved. Church’s make a big deal. Restaurants are packed with families. It should be honored. But its a bit like going to a baby shower when you’re having difficulty conceiving. DON’T GO! You don’t have to subject yourself to questions about ...READ MORE »
It is in relationship with others that we learn about ourselves. We start with our families. Who are you in your family? Then who are you at school? In your church, clubs, teams, work, romance, marriage, friends, social circles… How can we know who we are without the relationships that we build? It’s how we discover who we are.
People and ...READ MORE »
By dark of night, Psyche’s bridegroom would come to her and be gone by morning. Fearing that he could be a monster, Psyche followed her sisters’ advice, hid a lamp and a knife, and waited until he had fallen asleep. She needed the lamp to see him and the knife to cut off his head if indeed he were a ...READ MORE »
Autumn Equinox – Sept. 23.
Resistance is Futile.
May this Autumn Equinox highlight your own transition, from where you are now, to where you want to be. Nature moves from one season to the next without resistance. Not always without incident: storms, fires, lightning strikes and such. But the sun and the moon come out again and the days move on in to the ...READ MORE »
Heal From Within workshops are a holistic approach to pregnancy. Conception is both a mind activity: a notion, an idea, a concept; and a physical activity: the implantation of a fertilized ovum in the womb. Using the mind to influence the body, we weave the fabric of our bodymind back to wholeness, though never truly separated, so that conception can ...READ MORE »
Let me count the ways…
When women gather with a common goal, it is a powerful energetic source
Validation of thoughts and feelings calms the heart
No one understands your struggle to concieve like others in the same boat
Giving voice to your story helps YOU to understand its meaning in your life
Hearing other womens stories gives you perspective
Compassion for others engenders greater self-compassion
We ...READ MORE »
The women who come to Fertility Road are usually some place on the contiuum, from Unsure to Hopeful to Disappointed to Terrified to Excited to Despair to OK to Alone to Hopeful to Confused to Frustrated to Angry to Lost… This is a big part of the landscape of (in)fertility.
Women spend months navigating their cycles, trying to understand what’s happening, ...READ MORE »
Join us at Fertility Road this Tuesday. If you haven’t been here, you should know that you will be among others who know and understand exactly what you may be feeling. You can speak openly and safely about your experience. It’s also fine to just sit and listen to others if that’s what you need.
I am always impressed by the ...READ MORE »
This wasn’t on your life’s agenda, this difficulty. Neither was having your heart broken or losing a close friend or being mistreated, disrespected or cheated by anyone. Like so many “hard knocks” in life, one may choose to pause, review and reassess, take inventory of one’s resources, make a plan, perhaps a strategy and move along, wiser, not just having ...READ MORE »
The process of difficult conception is harsh enough. Large doses of kindness and compassion nourish a tender heart and create fertile ground (pun intended) for even more. We’re at the start of a new year now where we get to begin again. 2012 may have gone just perfectly fine for you. But most likely, there were a few things that ...READ MORE »
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