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How Meditation Helped Me Heal After Miscarriage

The big M word. The thing that nobody wants to talk about, the thing no one believes can happen to them. The thing that is so (relatively) common but oh so taboo. Miscarriage. It’s scary, it’s awful and it happened to me. Over two years ago, I had a miscarriage. I was one of the …

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Moms Who Inspire: Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is starting a conversation around something so many of us moms talk about on a daily basis, sleep. Her new book, The Sleep Revolution, is transforming the way we view our shut-eye, and challenging the idea that the less time you rest, the more you accomplish. Arianna’s passion for sleep started in 2007, when she …

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The Reflection I Saw In The Mirror

This is the most difficult thing I’ve ever written about but I need to share it with you because it matters greatly. A few weeks ago I stopped breastfeeding. When I closed this chapter of motherhood, I felt less needed, was heartbroken to see my daughter upset with the change and generally sad to no …

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Therapeutic Cooking: Nourishment For Your Pre and Postnatal Mind & Body

Eating food felt so scary the moment I found out I was pregnant. I had no idea what I could / couldn’t eat and before every meal I would have my face buried in my iphone googling if it was ok or not to consume whatever was on my plate. After awhile I got the …

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The Unexpected Tool That Healed My Body

I’ll never forget the moment I realized that my thoughts directly affected my body. I was 25 years old and I hadn’t had my period in 4 years. I had seen every doctor you can think of, from OBGYNs to Gastroenterologists, to Allergy Specialists, to Nutritionists and Acupuncturists. All of which thought they knew why …

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Four Benefits of Meditation for Fertility

When I first began trying to get pregnant, I thought my physical health was of the utmost importance. I researched the best foods to eat, the best way to exercise, what vitamins to take and how to track my ovulation properly, but as my body got stronger, my emotions spun out of control. I found …

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3 Relationship Tips For Couples Trying To Conceive

If I close my eyes, I can still feel the excitement I felt when my husband and I decided to start trying to conceive. It was right after our wedding and we were eager with anticipation but naive to the idea that having a baby might not be as simple as we imagined. I never …

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How Finding Balance Transformed My Fertility Journey

When my husband Jonathan and I got married, we couldn’t wait to start our family but after many months of trying, our excitement gave way to anxiety. When more months passed our anxiety gave way to depression. So we started e filling our calendar with diagnostic tests, acupuncture sessions, appointments for intrauterine insemination, and, finally, …

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