Living with Uncertainty

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Living with Uncertainty

This is a first.  My first “official blog.”  It seems appropriate since we are in a month of firsts.  Our first African American President was inaugurated on January 20th, and I don’t know about you, but I watched the ceremonies on Tuesday with great pride in our country’s courage to embrace change.   I sat there with tears in my eyes and a full heart knowing that we are in for a difficult journey ahead of us in healing our country.

"When nothing is sure, everything is possible." -Margaret Drabble


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Eliminate Stress

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Eliminate Stress

In the last blog I invited you to take a vow and go on a journey with me. I mentioned that this journey, starts with a breath. “Every new life starts with an in breath, as it’s an invitation to life to fill us.”

But what if we feel full already?  And empty at the same time?

Trying to have a baby can fill us with doubt, pain and sadness.  We have a reminder every month that we are falling short of our goal, and with it comes a whole slew of insults to ourselves because we have another failed cycle or the economy is not helping us plan for IVF and our clock is ticking, or we just plain feel overwhelmed with the choices or for some, the apparent lack of choices.  It’s hard to know how to start to manage our emotions when they pull us in so many directions at once. Not having what we desire can leave us feeling empty and filled with anxiety at the same time.

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Learning to Breathe

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Learning to Breathe

For most of us, breathing is something we do without thinking. It is the first thing we do when we are born and the last thing we do when we die. Everyday we take thousands of breaths. But most of us don’t even notice our breath.  It’s one of those things that the autonomic nervous system takes care of, like digestion.  If we stop breathing, we stop living, so our body automatically regulates our breath for us.   But unlike digestion, we can consciously decide to change the pace and depth of our breath, and can actually impact our nervous system. (For the life of me, no matter how hard I try to concentrate, I wouldn’t be able to change the speed or way in which I digest food.)

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