Self-Care Doesn’t Have to Be Solitary

I read something really powerful recently (I can’t remember where) and it stuck with me: Self-care doesn’t have to be a solitary experience. Self-care might be a group dinner, a walk with a friend or a phone call. I LOVE this so much! Don’t get me wrong, I’m 100% about journaling, meditation and a warm Epsom salt bath. Ooh, and dry brushing. But since infertility [...]

By |2019-04-24T10:04:24-04:00April 24th, 2019|Health coaching, Infertility, Lifestyle|0 Comments

It’s National Stress Awareness Day. Just Relax. (JK)

Just relax? Grrr. Anyone whose gone through infertility treatment hates hearing that. It implies that if you just relaxed, you’d get pregnant. It’s insensitive and insulting. If only it was that easy! Studies have shown that the stress associated with infertility treatment is equal to the stress associated with other serious illnesses such as HIV and cancer. It makes sense. You’re trying to decide on [...]

By |2019-04-16T11:53:06-04:00April 16th, 2019|Infertility, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Daylight Saving Time

Sunday, March 10, at 2am, we “spring forward” – our clocks move ahead an hour for Daylight Saving Time. And as a result, we get more sunlight later in the day. Hooray for that! Here in the Northeast sunrise will move from approximately 6am to 7am and sunset will move from approximately 5:45pm to 6:45pm. That extra hour of daylight is a bonus if you’re [...]

By |2019-03-06T13:32:59-05:00March 9th, 2019|Fertility, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Green Juice in Your Blender

It’s National Green Juice Day! I have no idea when National Green Juice Day began (does it matter?) but I am ALL IN! Green juices are high in antioxidants and phytonutrients, both of which help the body get rid of free radicals and other potentially damaging toxins. Juicing or blending break down the cellular walls of greens, which are often tough to digest. This allows [...]

By |2019-01-25T16:11:25-05:00January 26th, 2019|Lifestyle, Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

The Great Pumpkin

Just to be clear, this is not a blog post about pumpkin spice lattes. It is a blog post about why we should be eating more pumpkin this fall. Confession: the pumpkin I got in my CSA share is currently on my mantle doubling as holiday décor, but this weekend I’m going to roast it. It’s a really nutritious, tasty, low-calorie fruit (yup, fruit). And [...]

By |2018-11-01T13:12:14-04:00November 1st, 2018|Fertility, Infertility, Nutrition|0 Comments

Chilled Beet Soup

Beets are a power food: they are anti-inflammatory, can help detox your blood and liver and are immune boosting. My CSA share this included beets, cucumber and spring onion, so I’ve made an easy beet soup! This soup comes together quickly because you grate the beets before you cook them. I used a food processor which is less messy and much quicker than using a [...]

By |2018-07-11T18:38:08-04:00July 11th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Stocking a Fertility Friendly Fridge and Pantry

I had a great Tell-All Tuesday conversation with Kristen Darcy about fertility friendly foods to stock in your fridge and pantry. You can watch it here. And here’s a recap of what we talked about: What to Stock in Your Fertility Friendly Pantry If you’re trying to get pregnant, alcohol and caffeine are at the top of the list of things to avoid. Other items [...]

Can Pineapple Help You Get Pregnant?

I’m psyched to be talking tomorrow at noon with Kristen Darcy about food and fertility as part of her Tell-All Tuesday series. We’re going to go help you get your pantry and fridge stocked with fertility friendly foods. Kristen and I emailed this morning about pineapple and fertility. She wanted to know if the hype is true: Can pineapple help you conceive? Here’s what you [...]

By |2018-01-08T14:12:37-05:00January 8th, 2018|Fertility, Infertility, Nutrition|0 Comments