What does Sara Blakely have to do with donor conception?

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If you don’t know Sara Blakely, she is the inventor of Spanx. She created a company, now valued at 1.2 billion dollars, with five thousand dollars and determination inspired by an audio tape (yes back in the day) of Wayne Dyer declaring that anyone can be a “no limit person”. Sara regularly posts her ideas…

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Why Pride is important for you 🏳️‍🌈 ✌️

According to a Johns Hopkins study, people who had a family history of heart disease and also had a positive outlook were one-third less likely to have a heart attack (or another cardiovascular event) within five to twenty-five years than those with a more negative outlook. Does this mean you need to be chipper all…

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Is family building making you small?

A wise guru named Sadhguru teaches us that we can either think in survival mode in order to try to limit the problems that may come our way, or think in expansion mode and try to stretch ourselves to be more joyful and make our lives fuller. When you are building your family, thinking in…

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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 that family is a betrayal of your heart. If you get caught up in the struggle to have a family, and ascribe negative meaning to that struggle, it can take you down the wrong path.…

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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. If you are someone who always wanted children, your interest probably started early. Maybe it was playing with dolls, or imagining yourself as a parent at an early age. Many women feel this interest strongly…

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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 you can become more frustrated and not necessarily achieve better results. When you are working on building a family, or solving a problem within your family, it’s natural to put intense focus into the particular…

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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 weather will push you to take out your warmer clothes and will force you to acclimate to cooler temperatures. Your family building journey may also require you to make changes. No one likes to go…

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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 and pregnancy loss out of the shadows of shame. These individuals have shared the thrill of growing their families, but many are also bravely sharing their struggles as well. Ms. Underwood experienced the double whammy…

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