Are you spending more time in your future or in your past?

This question is an easy one for most of us. When were upset about something, we often spend more time ...
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Don’t betray your heart

I believe that if you want to have a family, you are meant to have a family, and not having ...
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Don’t surrender your joy

"Don't surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn't true anymore." -Cheryl Strayed ...
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Controversial? Perhaps, but also good advice. Part 1

Who needs to know the details of your family building journey? This is a really important question. Many people begin ...
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Are you being honest with yourself?

The fertility journey is difficult... there is no doubt about it. There are so many reasons why it’s difficult, but ...
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Building your family story

Whether you are just beginning to build your family, or already have children with the assistance of donor conception, it ...
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Can you manage your stressors like traumas?

The anxieties you have likely experienced over this past year may have felt like stressors, but it may be more ...
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Stop the Whiplash

After all of the stress of the past year, everyone feels that the start of this new year would be ...
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Ground Yourself for the Holidays

Have you ever had the experience of getting off a carousel or amusement park ride and feeling like you’re still ...
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Decrease your stress and change the way you look at it

It is important to decrease stress, but it may be equally important to change the way you see it. In ...
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Don’t argue, check it out instead.

This is not about family building - but in a way, it is. It is important to keep your relationships ...
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What’s faith got to do with it?

I can’t tell you how many times I hear, “I’m not sure if I should continue... Maybe it’s not meant ...
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Are you in limbo? You don’t need to stay there.

Many people are in limbo these days. You may be in limbo because you are just starting to build your ...
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Are you following a dream or a goal?

Before you start reading, you should know that what I'm about to write may sound calculated, but it is not; ...
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Move from frustration and fear into action – Here are three steps you can take.

In my e-book about managing stress through COVID-19, I outline several ways to manage stress through the current pandemic. If ...
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You are not failing

You are winning. During the past several weeks, you may have felt scared, anxious, sad angry or frustrated. This is ...
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Happy Valentine’s Day

Loving being a parent starts early, and moves from the imagination to the mind to the heart to one's child. ...
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Why fear of not focusing (FONF) is a problem

It's been said, what you focus on you get more of, but when you focus too intensely for too long ...
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Take a snapshot of difficulties in 2019 so you can move on to 2020 less fearful

As 2020 approaches, all of us here at the Center for Family Building have been reflecting on the wonderful experiences ...
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Where are you in the 5 stages of change?

As the winter approaches, it is natural to be reminded of the changes in season, and in life. The cooler ...
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getting on the same page with your partner

What to do when you and your partner are not on the same page

Partner A: I want to be hopeful. Partner B: I am afraid to be hopeful. Both points of view are ...
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Coming out with your struggle, no matter what it is

Carrie Underwood recently joined Gwyneth Paltrow, Andy Cohen, Pink, Courtney Cox, Jenna Wolfe, and other celebrities in bringing fertility treatment ...
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Making the Most out of the End of Summer

Many therapists and self-help gurus agree that taking steps to change your mood can help you feel more empowered and ...
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Family on a stroll in the woods.

Plan ahead: How to talk to friends and family about your journey

Families who have non-genetically related children regularly confront many issues. One of these issues concerns the curiosity that many people ...
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