For months and months while trying to get pregnant, experiencing two miscarriages and then finally during the healthy pregnancy of my son, I would see butterflies. White butterflies to be exact. They were there all the time, all around me. Sometimes it would just be one, fluttering and bouncing about, as if it were teasing me or trying to get close enough to tell me a secret. Other times, it would be two white butterflies turning over and over one another.They acted as though they were children romping around in the coolest, most magical playground ever; or maybe they were two lovers dancing happily to their favorite song. Either way, I always noticed.
There are no guarantees in life. As humans, we like to stack the odds in our favor – make the “right” choices, avert pain and have things go “our way”. And when life deals us a different hand than the one we expected, we can either walk away from the table or go all in and play the hand we’ve been dealt, knowing we may come out transformed by the experience in a way we didn’t choose, but because we played, we are better for the experience. Learning to embrace our vulnerability through the fertility journey brings us some of the deepest lessons possible as a human being. That’s why we at Strong Yoga® are committed to empowering couples facing infertility. Learning the rules of the game will help you play a little more consciously and allow you to possibly discover more about yourself along the way.
If the “Game of Life” includes the roll of the dice that leaves you the one in seven couples that experience fertility challenges, its good to know how to play this particular game to win.
Here are some helpful hints from those who have gone before you and understand the complexities of “the game”. Read More
Generally speaking it falls upon the feminine energies to the cultivate gatherings, parties, and the family celebration events that surround the upcoming Winter months. This is true whether we are single, married, with or without children. The pressure of being Martha Stewart hovers over us like a carved jack-o-lantern, or a bundle of mistletoe saying “You aren’t DOING enough!”
If we take a cue from Mother Earth, as the Fall leaves start to turn color and the days get shorter, the vibrant energy of Summer begins to quiet and she invites us to turn inward toward BEING, in order to harvest our energies for the Winter months ahead. Read More
Fall has arrived. We see the leaves turning; we feel the crispness in the air. We may start to crave a hot cup of spicy tea steaming in our hands, or a bowl of homemade soup. The dark, cool, early evenings might inspire us to stay at home after work instead of going out. We find ourselves subtly beginning to change as nature itself is changing all around us. It feels as though this change is a long awaited respite from the drudgery of the lengthy, hot and active summer days. Read More
When do you realize that “your life”, the life you chose or blame others for choosing for you, is no longer working for you? When do you decide to make a change to make “your life” better? When do you make a conscious decision to stop trying to control your life, stop blaming others for your misfortunes and take responsibility for your behaviors and actions? Do you wait for your health to fail, for your relationships to suffer, or for life to “fall” apart? Read More