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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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Infertility Treats? Huh? How About Treats During Holidays?


Favorite things, TREATS, during the holiday seasoAward Winning Infertility Practice Offers it's Ideas of Holiday Treatsn if you are also in the middle of infertility and fertility treatment:

  1. Hot baths. Always a favorite. Add a mug of hot tea. A soft cover book (trust me, a hard cover book is a bad idea). Candles. Soft music. Bubble bath or naturally scented oil.

  2. Tucked onto the couch with a book, mug of tea, candles, soft music. Yes, a variation of above.

  3. Rent a movie; "Love Actually", "50 First Dates", "Sherlock Holmes", "Pay it Forward", "Mr and Mrs. Smith", "All About Eve", "Hitch", "Groundhog Day", "Moonstruck", "Unforgiven", anything with George Clooney, Ryan Reynolds, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr, Thor (?), Jude Law or Liam Neeson. This is a very, very incomplete list.  Please send in your favorites and I promise to expand. 

  4. Make a lovely, healthy meal for yourself, your partner or a few close friends. Afterwards, challenge them to a game of apples to apples or pictionary or twister or even trivial pursuit. Wii anyone?

  5. See a dance performance, music performance, comedy performance. See a movie. Go and participate in any of the above. There are lots and lots and lots at this time year. Zumba anyone?

  6. My personal favorite, not surprisingly, a yoga class. A vigorous class or a restorative class. Try a new teacher or get to your favorite regular class with a beloved teacher. Stay at home, use a DVD.

  7. Volunteer! Go to a soup kitchen, go help wrap presents, find out from your church/temple/town hall what you can do to help those in need this season.

  8. Spend some time outside, especially if it's cold. Bundle up nice and warm, take a walk and feel how refreshing it is to be outside in the winter. Take the idea a little further and go ice skating. Go skiing. Take a lesson. Go sledding. 

  9. Go back to basics- write in a journal, read something inspirational, call a friend you haven't spoken with in a while and miss, bake something for someone else.

    Other ideas? Please share them! I could use a few new treats. 

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My favorite:  
dance aas though no one is watching you, 
love as though you have never been hurt before, 
sing as though no one can hear you, 
live as though heaven is on earth.  
Posted @ Thursday, December 08, 2011 11:58 AM by Barbara
Hi Barb, 
Thanks. I do love what you've submitted. It's suggesting to us that we live with our hearts wide open.  
Sometimes a scary place to be, heart wide open.  
Especially the part about hope. It's hard to keep hoping when you've had disappointments 
Return to hope. A great phrase, hmmm? 
It's ok to lose hope, laughter, joy. 
Just keep on returning to hope. 
Thanks for sharing Barb. 
Always appreciated. 
With love, 
Posted @ Thursday, December 08, 2011 12:19 PM by Lisa Rosenthal
Well a good glass of wine wouldn't hurt either. A friend once told me have that drink till you cycle again, because you only live once. As for movies to relax on the couch are: Made of Honor, Couples Retreat, The Proposal, Pretty Woman, Nights in Rodanthe, The Notebook, Dear John and Clash of the Titans. Those are just a few anything with Patrick Dempsey, Ryan Reynolds, Richard Gere, Channing Tatum and Sam Worthington to name a few.Just one more South Pacific Leiutenent Joe Cable. As Nellie Forbush would Live, Live Emile Live. You have to live and enjoy. 
Posted @ Thursday, December 08, 2011 3:45 PM by karen
Hi Karen, 
Thanks for all the suggestions! How did I forget all those hot men?  
I didn't do the wine thing because if you're in fertility treatment, sometimes it's frowned upon. If you're between cycles or are ok with an occasional glass of wine, by all means, enjoy. 
I'll go ahead and list all the rest of these ideas next week. 
Posted @ Friday, December 09, 2011 5:55 AM by Lisa Rosenthal
Definitely your post provides a great and useful resource every reader must adhere. This is truly a must read and admire. Thanks a lot for sharing! 
Posted @ Friday, January 27, 2012 4:13 AM by Fertility Clinic Success Rates
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