Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month: Resources for Connection and Healing

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month: Resources for Connection and Healing

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. In solidarity with all the families who know this pain, I offer no advice but resources to help you connect with others on your healing journey, and to honor your lost child(ren) throughout the month. You are not alone. 

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Becoming More Mindful: Where to Start?

Becoming More Mindful: Where to Start?

We live in a fast-paced society where it feels like there's rarely (dare I say never) enough time. I know I'm not alone in this feeling; I hear about it daily from friends and family, and of course the clients I counsel in my practice. The overwhelm is folded into the lives of my clients who are struggling to conceive, those grieving, the women who are adjusting to the reality of motherhood, the men who feel a ridiculous amount of pressure to provide and succeed financially. Sometimes the greatest stressors come from within, our attempts to be the best partner/parent/daughter/brother/insert role.

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Making Mother’s Day Meaningful For You

Making Mother’s Day Meaningful For You

You may be wondering how to cope with family responsibilities, the obligatory Mother’s Day brunch at Aunt Suzy’s or the BBQ dinner at your step-mother’s. For some, the idea of forgoing a family obligation just isn’t an option. And that’s OK.

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Four Reasons to Join An Infertility Support Group

Four Reasons to Join An Infertility Support Group

Acknowledging the issue of infertility is often the biggest barrier to seeking help. The word itself may at first be scary, And then there's the fear and shame, which help maintain the loneliness and isolation so many experience. We often think we should be able to handle whatever life throws at us alone. But that's simply unrealistic. We are social  beings and rely on others for many reasons. 

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Infertility Support Group

Infertility Support Group

Join me, Rachel Rabinor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Dr. Elizabeth Winter, Licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Midwife for our next 6-Week Mind/Body Infertility Support Group, starting February 21st. 

Throughout the six weeks we'll explore issues related to fertility, including the impact on identity, self-esteem, sexuality and relationships. You'll have the opportunity to learn and practice relaxation and other mind/body coping skills each week. While we can't change the stressors you experience each day, we can help you learn to manage your response to allow you to live more comfortably and engage with life more fully. 

Women experiencing both primary and secondary infertility are welcome.

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