Day After Valentine's Day - Fertile Love
Continue to Share the Love While Undergoing Fertility Treatment
What do you think about a weekend of love? Independant of making babies. Outside of fertility treatment. Just making love. With or without a partner.
It might mean making something lovely. Or doing something loving. Or acting lovingly even when you aren't feeling it. I would offer that you begin with you. Create a loving weekend, or day, time or activity.
I'm thinking of a bath, with candles, a soft covered book, a cup of tea, bath salts, fresh fluffy towel. My lovely thick robe for afterwards, as well as slippers. Maybe a walk over to the couch to sit on the couch. That would constitute exercise for the afternoon or morning. I want to paint a picture, or use crayons or write a poem. Creating a meal for myself or my beloved. Or friends. Or strangers in a soup kitchen.
What Loving Thing Can You Do the Weekend After Valentine's Day
We all know different ways to be loving. It means different things to each of us. Valentine's Day is all well and good. And it was yesterday. What about today? What loving thing can you offer today? How do we find love on an every day basis?
I looked out the window yesterday morning, Valentine's Day morning, and saw the snow on the trees, pink and white and blue. The play of the light on the snow and the clear blue of the sky against the color of the trees caused me to pause. To take notice. I felt love and loved in that moment. Grateful for noticing. For being alive. For being awake. For having eyes with which to see.
This day and this coming weekend, have a loving moment. A loving day. Activity. Offer something loving. Accept love. Loving is fertile. It promotes growth. It creates a way in. It allows us to see more than we saw before. I choose love as my fertile path. I'm looking forward to seeing where it leads me.
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.