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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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  Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos (Sig-din-us) is an award-winning author and health advocate internationally recognized for her writing on the limitations of reproductive medicine as well as the personal and social ordeals that accompany fertility challenges. In her first book and blog by the same name, Silent Sorority, Pamela shares with the unpredictable and emotionally demanding experience of confronting…

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Cheers, dear readers,   A couple of months ago (my how time flies!) I had the opportunity to meet up with not one, not two, but three wonderful women I have met through our Global Sisterhood community of women who have survived infertility. What an absolute pleasure and treat! They all happen to be in…

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Cheers, dear readers,   I am so proud and happy to share with you that a member of a community that I am involved with – The Global Sisterhood – has had the opportunity to give a TedX Talk surrounding women’s struggle around childlessness and motherhood. I have watched Jody Day’s outstanding presentation video three…

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Cheers, dear readers,   In my last post, I focused on the power of incantations which are affirmations on steroids that help bring more resolve and emotion into creating your intentions and your beliefs about what is possible in your life. We discussed how going through IVF treatment or seeking adoption definitely requires a lot…

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Hi everyone! Eric here this week with more musings from the <cue movie announcer voice> “male perspective”. In a lot of pop culture and conventional wisdom, men are characterized as being boorish, insensitive, and often emotionally flat-footed. And I know at least a few women who’d agree. I beg to differ. I don’t think this…

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Cheers, dear readers,   I wanted to take a timeout to write and thank many of you for the great discussions that transpired after my last post. Apparently I hit a nerve and a conversation-starter that many wanted to chime in and speak about in some of the support group forums. In that last post,…

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Cheers, dear readers,   I was recently having a deep conversation with a great friend where we discussed our childhood experiences. The conversation took many twists and turns and gave me much food for thought. As recently as this morning, I was still pondering the nuances of that conversation. It reminded me how much my…

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