Your Fertility Weather Report for Infertility Support
It's been a while since I've written about the weather, so bear with me, please.
Could you please, please, please not call this drippy, rainy weather ugly? It hurts my ears, it hurts my heart. At least don't say it to me.
Could you please try to appreciate how much we need the rain? We don't live in a desert, we live in lush, verdant, green Southern New England. We need the rain, we don't need a drought.
Is it possible to notice how much more saturated the colors are when it rains or is grey? How much more depth there is in the eight trillion shades of green that the world has turned.
How atmospheric and dreamy the world turns when it's raining. The visuals of the rain invite the world closer even as it seems further away.
Hear the sounds of the rain, the different melodies that are played out, depending on the style of rain– drippy or sheets of rain or just a sprinkle or any other variation on a theme.
The sounds of cars traveling on roads, voices walking by, bird calls, all have a different tone heard through the rain or splashing through puddles.
Fertile Rain, Fruitful Vision
How is this a fertility weather report?
It's all in how you see something.
You see ugly weather? How does that make you feel about the rain? How does that make you feel about your day?
I see beautiful weather, gorgeous possibilities in the rain. How do you think I feel when I look outside? About how my day is going to go?
The rain keeps the earth fertile and growing. Nothing grows without the right kind of nourishment. As you nourish your fertility cycle, your follicles, your hopes and dreams, so is the earth being sustained by the rain.
Have I mentioned that it keeps raining during the work week and then sun shining on the weekend? I've appreciated that tremendously. Have you?
I haven't even mentioned the clouds. Look up, the sky is beckoning.
And there are the ten thousand shades of grey. The color grey, with so many variations, with so many possibilities.
Fertile rain. Let's decide to enjoy it.
This blog was originally published in May 2012.
About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.