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While I was helping my parents move this summer, I found the book Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out . I felt a little foolish reading it for some reason, as if in my head I was really thinking, "Happy for No Reason?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
I created the cover in June but didn't give it life until late last night. Boy, did it feel good! By the way, lately I have fallen in love with Instagram on the iPhone (thank you Karen for convincing me to try it!). If you want to join me and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
Before we left for the lake I re-did the cover of my art journal. And here's a spread I did while there inspired by Christine Mason Miller's book Ordinary Sparkling Moments: Reflections on Success and Contentment . I filled up this art journal and soon plan to begin the next... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
I took this picture one day while walking the dog. The sun was shining beautifully behind the tree and drawing attention to the little angel statue. I'd walked by it many, many times and never noticed it before. As to what I've been up to for the last month, I'd... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
"The shell must break before the bird can fly." -Tennyson Sorry I haven't had much to say lately. It's going to be a busy summer with moving my parents here and my mom having surgery yesterday. I may need to do some shell breaking, too.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Dr. Spock Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
One of my many infertile and outrageously talented, thoughtful, funny and insightful friends, Lisa Manterfield, recently was invited to be part of a performance called Expressing Motherhood in Los Angeles. She beautifully expresses her infertility journey in the video clip below (6 min.). I only wish I could have been... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
"Don't be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams." - Proverb Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
“Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity…” – Gilda Radner I feel this way right now. I'm not clear about what... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
Back when I was doing Wii Fit, I learned their modified version of the Sun Salutation. It's a nice way to start my mind and body each day. I even started adding in my own personal affirmations. Here they are along side the notes on movements. Inhale as you bring... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
After my Mother's Day post, let me follow up with this quote, "Never take anything for granted." - Benjamin Disraeli If I would add something to it, it would say, "Never take anything for granted, including yourself." Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
In years past I have reached out to friends without children, infertile and not infertile, to wish them a Happy Mother's Day. To thank them for their love, nuturing, compassion, advice, laughter and more they have provided to me and so many. More and more I realize these unsung women... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
I actually own this magnet and I think I need to start reading it every day because I love it's message: “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
Here's a good quote on worrying: "Worry is like a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere" - Proverb Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
I guess I have been taking my In Praise of Slow book more to heart than even I had realized. I am enjoying Slow. So today I went looking for quotes because I so love them. I found this quote, which is a good one after a recent visit from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
I recently got this book, In Praise of Slow: Challenging the Cult of Speed , free via my account. I haven't had a ton of time to devote to yet but I am intrigued by the concept of it being okay to slow down and in fact that we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
Thank you to Pamela, author of Silent Sorority, for mentioning a research opportunity being done by Marni, a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. Read Pamela's full blog post on the topic at her blog here. I will be contacting Marni, although I'm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
A box of Godiva Chocolates from my best friend. She knows me so well. A new set of colored pencils that I asked for from my husband. I opened them up immediately and started testing all the colors - so vibrant and smooth! Flowers from my parents. Lilies because I'm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
Now that the weather is warming up in spurts I am thrilled to start my routine of walking my beagle again. I always love my dog's enthusiasm for walking around a neighborhood we've walked literally hundreds of times. So today I made a point to stop and take a picture... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
While I was riding in the car for 12 hours on the way home, I did a little quote surfing at This one really struck a chord with me: "Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
So tonight we settled in to watch our local Butler Bulldogs take on (and win!) over Virginia Commonwealth. Before the game started on the CBS Sports Pre-Show, there was a story about the Florida Gators Basketball Coach, Billy Donovan and his connection to two of his former staff members, now... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
My parents were here this weekend and it was more than a bit exhausting keeping up with their many requests. They are moving here soon and I know my life is going to undergo some major change. Then my mom sends me a message last night that she's worried about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
Listen to a glimpse of my personal friend (we met on our infertility journeys) and new author Lori Green Leroy's story in this interview on Sound Medicine. It's about 10 minutes long and well worth the listen. If you haven't picked up her book The Inadequate Conception already, I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
This is my beloved beagle in one of his many nightly "pitiful" poses. Don't be fooled, this precious little face can be quite a little food terror. However, with a face like this he gets away with everything! I love little beagle's face and spoiling him. He doesn't seem to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2011 at The Infertile Mind
Lately I have been feeling sluggish, and seemingly cannot get enough sleep. I thought it was stress and it very well could be. But I think my thyroid is asking for my attention, sending me subtle signals that not until just last night I began putting all together. I have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2011 at The Infertile Mind