Every day, we’re expected to take care of others. At work, at home, in our friend groups – we listen, we support each other, we go out of our way to help. And most of the time, it’s nice. People want to take care of the people they care about.
But that can take its toll.
And let’s be honest, taking time to nourish and care for yourself when life gets hectic is rarely modeled or supported. As a result, engaging in self-care can often sit at the end of your to-do list, rather than being made a priority.
To start, you have to understand what self-care truly is.
Self-care refers to the ability to refill and refuel yourself in healthy ways, including behaviors that foster physical and emotional well-being and that lessen the amount of stress and anxiety you experience in your everyday life.
The term self-care refers not only to engaging in various practices, but also being caring toward yourself. It can look different for everyone. For some, it’s taking a...
According to the March of Dimes, about 10 to 15 in 100 pregnancies (10 to 15 percent) end in miscarriage. If you or someone you care about has lost a child to stillbirth, miscarriage, or any other cause at any point during pregnancy, and are feeling defeated, alone, sad, angry, or frustrated, we hear you, and we are with you.
Tens of thousands across the United States are devastated each year by the loss of their baby. If you're trying to conceive and hoping to expand your family, such a setback can be difficult, and you may feel lost. Organic Conceptions is the first organization to research and map the pivotal psychological transitions from couples, and we want to use what we've discovered to help guide you forward.
Who is Organic Conceptions?
We are helping couples on their path-to-parenthood. We’re the first organization to research, map, and bring-to-life...
Women seeking treatment for “infertility” are increasingly considering alternative methods to help cope with the anxiety, stress, and uncertainty for the future they experience as they struggle with mainstream infertility treatment without success. Mind-Body-Spirit approaches to treating infertility, whether used as standalone methods or accompaniments to traditional infertility treatments, offer women the opportunity to reconnect with their bodies and their spirits through movement, nutrition, and acupuncture (energy flow), to name but a few.
As a researcher of women struggling with “infertility” we contend that we need to put the “Mind” back into a mind-body-spirit approach to health and well-being. As a psychologist, I believe that movement, nutrition and energy flow are central to our well-being. Through our research, we have also found that a cognitive restructuring is also necessary to help mitigate the isolation...