Awareness comes in many forms and on many levels. As we grow into ourselves we develop awareness to who we are and how we want our lives to look. Last month, I wrote about how seeing your life as art is an important key to finding daily gratitude and value in your experience. Becoming aware and seeing your experience from a new perspective is something that is often developed through resilience and healing our painful experiences. This month, on the heels of Mother’s Day, if you are feeling any kind of struggle - whether with fertility, motherhood or relationships, I want you to know you’re on the right path, even if it doesn’t feel like it.Read more
‘A work of art’ is a reference we often use for something traditionally creative. You might think of art as a painting or music or even a wonderful book you’ve always loved. But what if artistic virtue is more profound and personal? As someone who has spent my life creating not artwork, but a beautiful and meaningful life, I’ve been long devoted to the idea that creativity is actually much broader and deeper than something painted on a canvas.Read more
Does it seem like everyone’s getting pregnant but you? Infertility, in and of itself, is one of the harder emotional and physical experiences a woman can face in life. It triggers a range of uncomfortable emotions, questions and new realities — and that’s especially true if you feel like you are the only one struggling to conceive. Indeed, being surrounded by friends with babies and bumps is a constant reminder that you are still not pregnant. But however tough your fertility journey may be, there are ways to cope. So don’t isolate yourself from all your expecting friends just yet.Read more
When I was seven years old my father told me that I could never really love anyone else until I truly loved myself. And since I was a very curious kid with a zest for insight I responded by asking him how could I do that. Teach me? It turns out, even though he knew the concept, he couldn’t explain how to get beyond the should part.
I think that’s also where the conversation around self-love starts and ends today for many of us as adults.
When Jocelyn first came to see me, she and her husband had been trying to conceive for over a year. She had been through four cycles of Clomid and three IUIs, none of which had resulted in a pregnancy. She had reached the point where her physician recommended she take a break from medical treatments due to the stress it was causing her. Jocelyn’s physician suggested she look into stress relief techniques such as acupuncture, which lead her to my practice.Read more