Merry Christmas and happy holidays from my heart and my home to yours!
Today - Christmas Eve - marks the beginning of a very special time in our calendar, besides the birth of Jesus Christ, of course. Today marks the start of a series of nights called the "Rauhnaechte"!
Even though I've called America home for over two decades now I am still fascinated by Europe's old traditions and rituals. One of the most beautiful ancient customs is the celebration of "Rauhnaechte",...
I am often asked why I do what I do -- here's why, and why YOU should not make my mistake:
It was a gorgeous spring day in Washington, D.C. The city was covered with millions of its famous cherry blossoms and the sweet scent of Mother Nature hung in the air. I was sitting on the couch in my living room, simultaneously admiring the cherry tree outside my window and the tiny baby that was sleeping in my lap.
I was so happy. I had birthed my son a few...
(As far as I remember I reveled in the beauty and mystery of life when I sat on this rock overlooking Grand Canyon. I had no idea that two months later I would have a miscarriage.)
Today I'd like to honor each woman in our community (including myself) who has lost a baby. This month was Infant and Pregnancy Loss Remembrance Day and I am sure we all have been touched one way or another by the pain and sorrow such loss brings.
I remember well the January morning two...
Today I'd like to introduce you to a woman who has heaps and heaps of baby magic dust - seriously, come with me to Oz!
If you've been following me for a while or have read my bestselling book The Joy of Later Motherhood you know that I think it's really important for us "women of a certain - the best! - age" to focus on our physical and mental health as soon as we feel ready to bring a baby into this world.
Monique - whose story is Chapter 20 in my book - started to...
Only three days left until my double mastectomy and my husband just gave me this wonderful gift
#cancerbegone #honormybody #rememberingmybody
This whole cancer experience is really hard at times so I want to share the small wins with you, my community.
May I ask you a personal favor please?
Please pray for me or send me good vibes, healing energy, and LOVE on August 9th (also to my medical team please) and then during the weeks...
I am thrilled to report that I recently learned something truly valuable:
The most important skills a woman can (Correction: Should.... No, wait, MUST!) develop in her life is self-love and self-care.
Seriously. A solid foundation of self-love and self-care beats any other skill - even the ones that you master so perfectly - over the course of our lives.
Why do I say that? Because my recent diagnosis with breast cancer made me realize how often my...
Something really strange happened on the day I got diagnosed with breast cancer.
I was sitting in a patient care room at the George Washington University Hospital here in D.C., somewhat listening to the young female Doctor telling me about my cancer when I thought "Wow, this is how it must feel for women to get a devastating health diagnosis. Like infertility. Ha. Now I get it. Wholeheartedly gutwrenchingly get it."
A memory of Ellen, whose story I tell in chapter 6 of...
It is so gratifying to share my expertise on #latermotherhood with women desiring to become mothers! Talking about this topic totally lights me up! Especially if the conversation is so lifely like the one with Marc Sklar, aka The Fertility Expert and founder of two very well known #naturalfertility clinics in California.
Dr. Marc just published our interview on #FertilityTV on YouTube (60,000 subscribers!) and you can see us talk frankly about age, fertility,...
Friends, the #joyoflatermotherhood officially hit the shelves of bookstores around the country today and I am immensely happy and proud.
And it's actually true: I found my books at my local Barnes and Noble!!!! ....I am so happy and I promise, I won't let any cancer diagnosis get in my way of celebrating full-on and laugh out LOUD today
This is truly a dream come true that I've worked very hard and joyfully for.... Now please go and actually BUY this masterpiece (links...
Today I want to simply tell you that you mean the world to me.
Yes, even if we have not met in person or chatted on the phone. Even if I only know your name. You still mean the world to me. And here is why:
Last week I had one of the most surreal conversations of my life. A lovely female Doctor at the George Washington Hospital here in DC gave me the diagnosis of breast cancer. This came totally out of the blue.
After two or three minutes of the Doctor...
I am planning a special gift exclusively for the members of my community: I will give copies of my upcoming book away for free (you just pay for shipping & handling) as a "Thank You!" for being part of our growing sisterhood. Just sign-up below to not miss out on this exclusive offer!
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