So What Are Your Chances of Getting Pregnant? 9 Things to Consider if you are Putting Fertility On the Back Burner

Preserving your fertility starts here.

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Press Here to Get That Baby Out Pronto

Alright ladies, here are some acupressure points you can use to induce labor naturally or help a stalled labor get back on track. To be clear, please don't start these until your are full term. Also, because we are using pressure instead of needles (acupuncture), it's going to take some effort on your part. What do I mean by this, I mean you or your partner are going to have to do them every hour or so and sometimes for days to really get things rolling. So, don't try it once and decide it didn't work. Make a decision and keep at it.

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It's the Monthly Episode of My Uterus Strikes Back

Herbs that address the root cause of your painful periods can help to make your time of the month barely noticeable and less like a trip to yet another dreaded star wars movie. The best part is, because they work on the root cause typically you only have to take them for 3-6 cycles before they have a lasting effect.

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Nourish to Flourish

You have to feed something if you want it to grow right? Whether it's your child, your dreams, or your meditation practice; you must show up and give it the attention it deserves. Join me the month of April for sunrise meditation every Saturday at north shore park, next to the volleyball courts. This month we will begin 25 min prior to sunrise. Start times are as follows....

April 2 6:53

April 9 6:47

April 16 6:40

April 23 6:35

April 30 6:26

As always these classes are open to any level and are completely donation based. This month's suggested charity is the Beth Dillinger Foundation. They do so much in our community from feeding underprivileged children, to providing college scholarships to at risk teenagers that have turned their lives around. To find out more and donate, click here www.bethdillinger.org/donations.html

 

See you at first light or in the gap!  

Namaste

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Springing Forward and Giving Back

First of all, Hi! I've missed you all and I'm back and ready to rumble with you through some serious self growth. After all, Spring is all about growth, right?

Where have I been? Well, I got married to the love of my life, won four amazing stepsons in the process and managed to take a little R&R in my favorite place in the world, Big Sur.

I'm refreshed and inspired to get back on the horse of leading you through weekly recorded meditations, blog posts with info you can actually  use, finishing up those virtual programs to empower women everywhere to embrace where they are at in their fertility process, and live sunrise meditation classes if you are lucky enough to be in St. Petersburg, Fl.

Check the ladypotions FB page for start times for Saturday morning meditation classes held at North Shore Park, on the sand next to the volleyball courts. Usually class begins 20 min prior to sunrise. All levels are welcome. No cost except a little extra shut eye and some frustrations your ready to let go of. If you are inclined to pay it forward in some way I suggest the hemotology- oncology stem cell transplant division at all children's hospital. A dear friend has just come home to work there and their work is nothing short of miraculous giving little kids a second chance at life. Donate directly here 

If I don't see you on the sand I'll catch you in the ethers. XO

 

P.S. Here's some shots of the last month that were overflowing with light and love....

My favorite place in the world and quite possibly the best place to give someone their mantra, #BigSur

My favorite place in the world and quite possibly the best place to give someone their mantra, #BigSur

I'm a lucky girl #loverofthelight

I'm a lucky girl #loverofthelight

Seriously the best flowers and florist a girl could ever luck into @Izasflowers  and a ninja photographer @simpletreasuresflorida who got over 2,000 candid shots- my heroines 

Seriously the best flowers and florist a girl could ever luck into @Izasflowers  and a ninja photographer @simpletreasuresflorida who got over 2,000 candid shots- my heroines 

Best 2nd kiss ever

Best 2nd kiss ever

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And finally, because sunrise meditation makes everything better, even your honeymoon 😍🙏💥

And finally, because sunrise meditation makes everything better, even your honeymoon 😍🙏💥

No Wonder It Feels Like My Ovaries are Trying to Kill Me

Have you ever stood up mid way through your cycle and felt like you were being pinched from the inside out by your ovaries? The pain is brief, but the struggle is real for all of about 5-15 minutes. I'd swear sometimes there is a small statured man in their trying to punch his way out.  

Middleschmertz- also know as pain mid cycle pain (named for the doctor who figured it out) can happen during ovulation. Some women will feel cramps or bloating for about a day during ovulation, others will simply notice a sharp one sided pain that is brief and fleeting indicating a high likelihood that ovulation just occurred. We used to think that ovulation happened in a quick burst, but recently a camera during a pelvic surgery in the UK caught the entire thing on camera and it lasted 15 minutes. Anyone that looks at these pictures will have an understanding of why they experience middleschmertz and that it's normal. P.S. This picture isn't graphic, however, I wouldn't open it up during a meal unless you are completely desensitized to the amazing feats of the human body. When I say feats, I mean wierdness. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7447942.stm

While brief pain mid cycle may be a normal part of how mother nature works, PMS that starts at ovulation and lasts for two weeks is not normal! If you experience bloating, mood changes, digestion changes, and abdominal discomfort for more than a couple of days leading up to your period, herbal medicine a few lifestyle tweaks could very easily give you your care free life back. Qi stagnation is most likely the culprit, and formula like Free and Easy Wanderer or ProSoothe II could bring relief as soon as 1-2 cycles. As always, consult your qualified herbalist before self prescribing anything!

Cheers to pain free days ahead!

How to Spot a Great Teacher

There are a lot of teachers, coaches, mentors, and consultants out there these days. More than that though, there are countless people looking for direction.  The funny thing is, the ultimate teacher lives inside each one of us. It's just rare that we get quiet enough to listen,  or that we have enough self compassion to fully accept ourselves flaws and all. Try and listen to yourself, you know the answer. When you get stuck, find that teacher that permeates greatness and isn't afraid to share, even if you do outgrow them. It might very well be the person you least expect.

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