How do you respond to stress? Do you tend to respond badly? The good news is you CAN turn this around! You always have a choice. Similar to how Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”, your emotions can not stress you out unless you open the door and … Continue reading Stress: You Can Choose Your Response
The cervix is the opening to the uterus. A canal, just like the vagina. Most of us are only aware of our cervix when we come to have that dreaded pap smear test. But did you know that the cervix contains specialized cells that respond to the rise and fall of the hormone estrogen by … Continue reading The Cervix: Why it is SO Important
To grow in love, we must be intentional with our behaviours and make intentional choices that improve our loved one’s long term well-being.When learning to chart your cycle I don't just teach you about the chart, there is so much emphasis on you as a couple. Infertility can really put a huge strain on … Continue reading Growing in Love: Putting Others First
If like me you have a wish for a child when 40 or older, it is important to keep calm, chart on and consult a fertility doctor who has specific training on cycle charting methods (such as a NaProTechnology Consultant). Many, many women conceive naturally even while they are approaching menopause. I often hear of … Continue reading TTC after 40
Have you found your feelings being triggered by posts on Facebook or Instagram? So often when I'm scrolling through my newsfeed I can come across some picture or news from a friend about their baby that hits me so hard in the heart. I can be having a good day but this report about their … Continue reading It’s ok to Unfollow Friends
Like many other vital organs, our ovaries have insulin receptors on them. (Yes, your ovaries ought to be considered vital, like your brain, heart and lungs!!) This is because your ovaries need lots of glucose energy to ovulate. Insulin receptors bind to insulin, which is the “key” that lets glucose into the “door” of the … Continue reading Ovaries need Glucose Energy
When us women are born, within our ovaries, we already have about 400,000 immature eggs. During our reproductive lives, only about 400-450 will fully mature and be released during ovulation. Wow!! aren't our bodies amazing!?
An Unexpected Benefit of Cycle Charting is that it puts you on the path to greater self-love through greater self-knowledge. If you’ve struggled to feel comfortable in your own skin, grappled with your appearance as a woman, or felt inadequate in other ways - you are not alone! Women have a long-standing history of self-loathing, … Continue reading Self Love
Recently, some smart people at Harvard School of Public Health studied the effects of diet on fertility, including the effect of the types and relative proportion of fats eaten. The details: The fat intake of 147 women, who were: 1) mostly in their 30s and 2 ) undergoing IVF treatment. They found that women who … Continue reading You need Healthy Fats
Oral contraceptive pills are made of artificial steroids that mimic the effects of estrogen and progesterone. Some contraceptive (meaning against conception) pills only have artificial forms of progesterone in them. They are termed “mini” pills and work a little differently from those with synthetic estrogen and progesterone. I mention the pill because so many of … Continue reading The Pill. What’s it made of?