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I’ve always believed in choosing one path. I like consistency and knowing that I am following something all the way through. So, I’ve felt that it was important to create your own lane, commit to it and stick to what feels like an authentic path. I was committed to conceiving my baby naturally. With a…

I really look forward those moments in the day when the tasks on my to-do list are completed and I get to just switch off and enjoy a little bit of art therapy. Creative expression has been a wonderful outlet for me since childhood, and even now in adulthood, I find it so fulfilling to…

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I stepped into this new year with the stillness of nature breathing it’s tranquility into my heart. My time off in recent weeks was everything I needed to refuel myself and start the year feeling grounded and connected to life’s possibilities. For so many of us, the past year has been full of curve balls…

We were up at sunrise, early enough to beat the crowds and hoping to get ahead of the mid-morning heat. My husband and I arrived just as the morning dew was beginning to evaporate. The air was fresh and laced with a lovely gentle breeze. Around us, the world was alive with birdsong. We checked…

  Our unpredictable tumultuous year is winding down and drawing to a close soon. This brings with it an opportunity to slow down our pace and to take a bit of breathing space away from the stresses that have plagued us during the course of the year. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, my…

“Gardens also provide a safe haven in which to heal and renew ourselves… In a garden, we can restore our inner harmony and balance as we gain some measure of control over our lives.” ~ Connie Goldman & Richard Mahler I recently read a really lovely article about how an Australian cancer survivor, Perri Chaplin,…

  When my husband and I first made the decision to start trying to conceive, I headed down to a couple of the local bookstores in my area to search for some fertility related books. I was entering a new chapter in my life, and I was eager to start preparing myself and my body….

Over the last few years, several celebrities have opened up about their fertility struggles. The likes of Tyra Banks, Celine Dion, Nicole Kidman, Gabrielle Union, Mariah Carey, and even Beyonce are among those who have shared their varied stories about infertility, going for IVF, having failed pregnancies or adopting children after years of trying. In…

  My fertility journey has changed many things in my life. Interestingly that also includes having changed my relationship with food. As someone with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), managing my diet is an important part of my lifestyle. My ‘PCOS’ diagnosis came very soon after my husband and I started trying to conceive, and it…

It is crazy to believe that a whole year has passed since I first began writing for the Slow Swimmers and Fried Eggs blog. What an unexpected year it has turned out to be! It is as if the pandemic slowed life down for a while, but then somehow time sped up again and now…

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