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Lisa Rosenthal has over twenty-five years of experience in the fertility field, including her current roles as Coordinator of Professional and Patient Communications for RMACT and teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a class designed to support, comfort and enhance men and women's sense of self. Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association, where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director

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Freedom from Infertility! Enjoy Your Fourth of July Weekend

  
  
  

Infertility Treatment Can Take Over - Enjoy a weekend off!

It’s Friday.

 

And it’s July 4th weekend.

 

Weekend of freedom and liberation.

 

So how about a weekend free of infertility?

 

What do you think about putting it aside and enjoying what there is in your life?

 

Take a radical departure from what you planned on doing this weekend.

 

Planning on going to parties? Seeing friends and families? Oohing and aahing over other peoples babies? Cancel! But you have to go? No, you don't! Cancel. Radical departure.

 

Given that parties and babies and other peoples families and questions may feel like torture or something you have to endure, consider something different for yourself.

 

Here’s my perfect weekend of freedom and liberation. I’m kind of easy and I do love my time to myself. I don’t need something luxurious or extravagant. Here’s what I want for my holiday weekend.

 

One day of doing nothing at all. Yep, the lazy song, http://youtu.be/fLexgOxsZu0,  by Bruno Mars. (If you are offended by kind of icky language and visuals, DO NOT click on this link. It's not awful, just a little dicey.)

 

My favorite line?

 

“Today, I don’t want to do anything. I just want to lay in my bed”

 

So my variation is a chaise lounge outside or better yet, a hammock.

 

A pile of books and magazines.

 

A pitcher of cool water. 

 

No phone.

 

No computer.

 

No visitors.

 

No schedule.

 

Nothing at all.

 

What’s your day of freedom and liberation? Your day of no infertility? As if it didn’t even exist?

 

What if you really did take a day off?

 

Now, how to do that if you are in the middle of a cycle and need to take medications or come in for an ultrasound?

 

Well, then, come to Fertile Yoga on Saturday. Yes, I’m back and I’ve missed all of you. For those of you I don’t know, come try class. It’s gentle, it’s restorative, it’s healing and healthy. It feels good, it makes you feel good. Come out and play with us.

 

Watch fireworks, they can take your mind off of anything and indulge your senses of beauty and wonder.

 

 

Enjoy your weekend, whatever your definition of freedom looks like this year. You really can make many choices for yourself and what you would like.

 

Huge call out to say thanks to our armed troops who are out there. Regardless of my position on any war or armed conflict, our troops deserve our love, respect and support. Thank you!

 

 

  

 

 

Comments

I thought you should see this and possibly post it in a blog. It's sad, but inspiring! I found it on my infertility support group on facebook: 
 
http://www.tearsandhope.com/emptyarms_video.html
Posted @ Sunday, July 03, 2011 3:25 PM by Michelle Teplitz
Hi Michelle, 
 
Thanks for sharing it. I agree it's sad. But it's also very hopeful. 
 
All in a word. 
 
Yet. 
 
Warm hugs, 
Lisa
Posted @ Monday, July 04, 2011 1:49 PM by Lisa Rosenthal
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