Do you focus on what you can control?

We all do it. Without even noticing it most of the time. We find ourselves aggravated, annoyed or frustrated. Then, after some time, we come to the conclusion that we spent a lot of time focusing on something over which we had no control.    You may say, “well Carole in accounting is annoying”, “my…

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The Equinox is a day for change

It may feel like any other Sunday, but today is the Spring equinox. The Equinox is twice a year when both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere experience roughly equal amounts of daytime and nighttime. That is the scientific explanation. From a spiritual point of view, it is a time to make a change. So why…

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Happy almost spring

We had a really warm day where I live today and it made me realize that spring is on its way. The weather will turn cold again, but soon there will be more warm days and spring will finally be here! Just like the weather, we have personal seasons in our lives. We all experience…

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A helpful resolution for New Year’s resolutions

Many people make resolutions and then struggle to carry them out. How many people do you know who say, “I’m going to work out every week”, “I’m going to embrace healthy eating”, or even, “I am going to start fertility treatment”? These are all great and worthwhile ideas, but often resolutions are not carried through.…

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People who need people…

As you may have witnessed on social media, when asked, fertility patients want support for themselves and also want to support each other. And that is amazing. We have a great 4-week support group starting at the beginning of the year where you can get all of your questions answered and receive support from others…

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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 Does this quote mean anything to you? This advice is so difficult to remember in the moment. Days, months, even years can go by in a flash. Our upset about what we didn’t achieve gets…

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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 their family building journeys with hope and excitement. This enthusiasm may be communicated to family and friends because, it’s great news. Right? But then treatment may become stressful or disappointing, and then what? Don’t we…

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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 one of the primary reasons is because your heart wants one thing and life is giving you something else. How many places in your life are you not in alignment with yourself? Sometimes we do…

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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 can be difficult to know how to prepare to help your child understand their origins. We provide groups and workshops to help parents and parents-to-be find answers to their questions. We also help donor conceived…

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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 helpful to think of them as traumas. Family building during a pandemic can wallop a double dose of upset and feeling out of control. Perhaps your experiences don’t feel like “real” traumas because they may…

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