mindfulness

Mindfulness: Purposeful Awareness

So what is this mindfulness that we hear so much about?  The Webster Dictionary says: noun 1.  the state or quality of being mindful or aware of something. 2.  Psychology. a technique in which one focuses one’s full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings, and sensations but not judging them:  The practice of mindfulness can reduce stress and physical pain. the mental state maintained by the use of this technique. Very different from meditation, which is about quieting the mind, mindfulness is about noticing all that is present, even our thoughts.  As you have noticed, our thoughts can very effectively demand all […] Read more…

Conscious In-Fertility

What does it mean to be conscious in our fertility efforts? Especially when getting pregnant is a challenge? Being ‘conscious’ is a word that is tossed around a lot of late, so let’s take a closer look at the formal meaning of the word ‘conscious’. con•scious pronounced [kon-shuh s] adjective 1. aware of one’s own […] Read more…

Knowing Hope

Have you ever thought about how many times a week…a day…you think the words ‘I hope’? ‘I hope the traffic isn’t bad today’ … ‘I hope I don’t get the flu from my coworker’. And if you are traveling on the road to fertility, then I may sound like ‘I hope this is the month […] Read more…

Push the Pause Button!

My four year old daughter has now mastered how and when to push the pause button on the television remote.  Usually this action is taken so as not to miss her favorite show  when needing a potty break!  Children that age are so eager to experience EVERYTHING that they become desperate not to miss ANYTHING.  […] Read more…