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  Catherine-Emmanuelle Delisle is a Canadian teacher and creator of femmesansenfant.com, a french blog intended to inform, rally and celebrate the lives of women without children by choice or by circumstance. Her website audience grew as Catherine-Emmanuelle Delisle posted online a series of fascinating video interviews of childless and childfree women (and men), all of…

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Cheers, dear readers,   I have taken myself on an unusual journey. When I am feeling strong (both physically and mentally), I generally like to challenge myself as often as I am able to see what I am made of. I suppose I think it builds character. For months – even years – I have…

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Hi everybody! Eric here again, with a quick (and I hope interesting) add-on to my last post. Last time ‘round, I talked about how I thought one could, with some forethought, use planning and awareness of the future to actually try to enjoy your time in IVF treatment. A cool idea, I thought <pats self…

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Cheers, dear readers,   This past July, I had the honor of attending my third World Domination Summit (WDS) conference in Portland, Oregon. I’ve mentioned here before the main tenant of this conference is “How to live a remarkable life in a conventional world.” I know firsthand that there are many days on the infertility…

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Cheers, dear readers,   We’ve all done it – woken up on the wrong side of the bed with toxic dis-empowering thoughts right out of the gate. We shoot ourselves in the foot before we’ve even gone for our first bathroom break.   For example, how often do you think these two thoughts first thing…

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Cheers, dear readers,   Along the infertility journey, there are many unpredictable and often quite uncomfortable twists and turns. There are definitely days where all feelings of happiness felt like they had been swept away from me never to return – like a vacuum had sucked them from my soul. If you are a Harry…

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Hello again Internet! Eric here this week with what may seem like a hard statement to fathom, but I’m going to throw it out there anyway. I’ve been talking to a number of friends and associates who have been through infertility treatment, and I kept hearing something that Cathy and I tried to do, but…

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Cheers, dear readers,   July and August of this year has been a time of intense educational and relationship building pursuits for me. I recently got back from Portland, Oregon from a professional and personal development conference that I attend each year. I will be sharing some epiphanies later here that I believe will help…

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Cheers, dear readers,   My how time flies! I am surprised to learn that we are fast approaching a massive milestone of the 40th anniversary (and thus birthday) of the first In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) baby ever born: Louise Brown, July 25, 2018. I remember as a youngster learning the term “test tube baby” and…

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Marianne is a 46 year old wife and mum to Lily, her wonderful 9 year old daughter. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland and has worked in healthcare for 26 years. She is passionate about family, friends, travel and mental health. She’s taking part in this podcast to support her very good friends Cathy & Eric…

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