Fertility Treats for Fabulous Friday-Not Alcoholic, Caloric or Caffeinated
Fertility Treats for Fabulous Friday
Fabulous Friday. That’s what I’ve decided today is. Fabulous.
I’ve still got to work. And I love what work is for me. Still, it’s not all fun and games and it’s certainly not free, “Lisa” time.
BUT, I am making a decision. Today is Fabulous Friday. Not just get it over with Friday to get to the weekend. Enjoy all the big pieces and all the subtle nuances Friday.
What didn’t I notice in fertility treatment? With my head down, focusing on what was right in front of me about my diagnosis, prognosis, each shot and every procedure?
I didn’t notice all the loveliness in the world.
If you’ve read this blog before, I hope you all ready know that I am not shaming you for what is escaping your attention. That I’m not suggesting that you “pick your head up and enjoy the moments of your life”. We both know if you could do that, you would. We both know that you are doing the very best you can possibly do.
And that is very, very good. Yes, even if it means that you had a cup of coffee. A real cup of coffee. With caffeine in it. Gasp! Or a cookie. A genuine, full of sugar and fat and CALORIES cookie. Catch me, I’m swooning. Maybe you even had a glass of wine in the last month. Alcohol. Calories. Sugar. Oh my.
Yes, even if you have indulged in any of those things or others I’ve not mentioned, we know that you are doing your very best. We know that infertility, fertility treatment and waiting for results are a stress and strain that almost feels unbearable. And if you have “treated” yourself to something that someone, even one of us here at RMACT, has told you not to, that you are still doing your best.
After all, what’s the point of a treat if the end result is guilt and shame?
If you’ve had your treat, let go of the aftereffects of shame and guilt. Know that you are doing your very best. And know also that your very best is very good indeed.
So, no, I’m not shaming you about what you have or have not noticed recently. Any more than I am shaming you about a treat or two that you might have had that maybe is outside of the usual things that you ingest or partake in.
I’m here to offer you a few things to feast your eyes on that are not alcoholic, caloric, caffeinated. In other words, shame and guilt free.
A treat that you can sink your teeth into, so to speak.
Fabulous Friday. Yes it is.
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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.