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...
"The energy we put out in the world is the energy we get back.” -Oprah
Manifestation is bringing something into your life through the belief that it can be yours. It’s bringing everything you want to experience into reality using your beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and actions.
There has been a lot of skepticism about the validity of the power of manifestation, however, there is no denying it’s gained momentum in the world of social media and amongst spiritual leaders and celebrities such as Oprah, Gabby Bernstein, and Ekhart Tolle. I am a firm believer and avid user of the law of attraction.
“I am a firm believer and avid user of the law of attraction.”
Naturally, given my field of study and expertise in mindset and fertility, I have written examples for manifesting motherhood. However, these 5 steps can be applied to any desired outcome.
Regardless of your past or present circumstances, it’s important to remember...
On the path to parenthood, feelings of sadness, failure, jealousy, or grief when you’re dealing with infertility is understandable. It’s how these feelings impact your efforts that are worth exploring. One in eight couples struggle to get pregnant or sustain a pregnancy. The latest neuroscience studies are clear: Cognitive behavioral therapy helps balance and optimize emotional health, assisting couples in unlocking the body’s most significant potential for conception.
Infertility and Stress
The biological connection between emotional health and fertility is impossible to ignore for any couple looking to optimize their health for conception. Finding ways to minimize stress both on your own and with your partner while pursuing treatment can improve your conceiving chances. It’s so much more than “just relax!”. It’s about cognitive-...
Taking care of your health, fertility health, and addressing any concerns with your doctor to help you conceive are all vital in your path to parenthood. However, as we say often, emotional health also matters. The biological connection between emotional health and fertility is impossible to ignore for any couple looking to optimize their health for conception.
When you’re trying to conceive a child, everyone tells you to exercise, eat a healthy diet, and take your vitamins. Our research shows that making similar investments in cognitive behavioral therapy techniques can also empower couples to enhance their emotional health, improving the environment for conception and quality of life overall.
What’s important to remember is there are so many options you have available to explore, and it’s wise to address all aspects of your health. As always, Organic Conceptions is here to support you every step of the way!
-The OC Team
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...