How to Cope with the Emotional Aspects of Infertility

If you or someone you love is dealing with fertility issues, you know that stress is a constant companion. But did you know you have the power to help control that stress? I created Calm Waters Holistic Healing after studying with Dr. Alice Domar, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, one of the top women’s […] Read more

Apr, 15, 2019


The Essential Ally

“The idea we can go it alone defies the natural world. We are like animals; we need ties to others to survive. We live in the shelter of each other.” ~ Dr. Susan Love   “Most people with infertility don’t tell anyone they are going through it,” said Alice Domar, a psychologist at Boston IVF. […] Read more

Jan, 11, 2019


Preconception Care — What is it and why do you need it?

You are probably familiar with the expression, “you are what you eat.” For those who are considering becoming pregnant, that saying should change to: You are what you eat, how you breathe, how much you exercise, how well you sleep, how you deal with stress — the list is endless. Preconception care means taking care […] Read more

Aug, 02, 2018


The healing power of deep listening

Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen  to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words. — Roy T. Bennet, The Light in the Heart   Dealing with an […] Read more

Sep, 05, 2017


A holistic approach to treating infertility

When you are upset and hurting, a heart-to-heart talk with a close friend can do a world of good. Unfortunately, if you are dealing with fertility issues you might feel that there is no one who can understand what you are experiencing. For this reason, many turn to support groups. RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association […] Read more

Dec, 10, 2016


The powerful connection between yoga, stress and infertility

Just relax. Diane Feliciani remembers hearing those two words again and again during her own journey with infertility. “I honestly thought I was relaxed but at the same time had no idea that there were ways in which you can make yourself relax,” she explains. “I also thought it was just a platitude that people […] Read more

Nov, 02, 2016


Dealing with the stress of a miscarriage

From the moment you discover you’re pregnant, you can’t stop visualizing the future. You imagine holding your baby; later blowing out birthday candles and some people even let their minds zoom far into the future to beach vacations, high school graduations and the child’s wedding day. A miscarriage is the loss of a baby and […] Read more

Aug, 21, 2016


Have You Made Your Plans for Mother’s Day? A difficult question to hear for those facing infertility

This question can be bittersweet, especially for those who are facing an infertility diagnosis. In many ways, most women who desire to create a family have dreamt about celebrating Mother’s Day throughout their childhood and into adulthood. The dream always spans the generations, including their mother and their own children. Honoring your mother is wonderful, […] Read more

May, 02, 2016


How do you deal with your inner critic?

If you find yourself repeating negative comments to yourself, acknowledge the negative self-talk and explore that thought. Ask yourself, “Is this really true?” Then, ask yourself another important question, “Would I talk like that to a friend?” Those two questions can help you treat yourself in a more positive light. As Joseph Campbell once said, […] Read more

Apr, 14, 2016


Springtime, the season for new beginnings

As soon as the crocuses and daffodils start breaking through the soil, people often feel their spirits lifting. Spring is such a miraculous season that it has been called the season of birth and renewal. Baby bunnies are born; birds prepare their nests and lay their eggs, the signs of new life are everywhere. As […] Read more

Mar, 04, 2016


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