One Year Ago Today THIS Happened!

 

Today ONE YEAR ago something truly wonderful happened: my now bestselling book The Joy of Later Motherhood launched in bookstores all around the U.S.!

After years of hard work and a life long dream to write books, my "book baby" was born. This remarkable event (well, for me anyways) came at a time that was rather difficult as just one month prior to the launch I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Not just once, but twice. The timing of the diagnosis really sucked.... besides the ...

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Infertility in your 40s? Listen to Get Pregnant Naturally to get the scoop.

 

I recently dove into the world of podcasts (listening to them and being interviewed by top podcasters on their shows) and I am loving it. 

So I wanted to share this one today as you may love this podcast as well: it's my interview with Sarah Clark for the Get Pregnant Naturally Podcast. We are discussing topics like infertility in women and the expectation of having to do IVF - in vitro fertilization - when being of advanced maternal age.

This is a...

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Can your culture and where you live influence our fertility?

Your culture - and even the city you live in - has a massive influence on your beliefs and thus on your physiology.  If you live in the Western world as I do, you learn that your fertile window closes shortly after your 40th birthday -- if not sooner. In Chinese medicine, a woman is fertile until menopause.  

 

We Are All Products of Our Culture

Last time I asked you a provocative question: "Are you thinking yourself infertile? And is this even possible?"

If you...

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Are you thinking yourself infertile? Is this even possible?

(Dr. Christiane Northrup, board-certified OB/GYN, New York Times bestselling author, and women's health pioneer extraordinaire and I in her office in Yarmouth, Maine.)  

 

Your Mind Is Stronger Than Your Genes

A couple of years ago, in the dead of winter, I flew to Portland, Maine, and drove in my rental car to the small village of Yarmouth to interview a woman I’ve deeply respected ever since I read her bestseller, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, a book that,...

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Happy holidays and let's envision 2019 together!

 

 

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",...

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STOP asking Dr. Google for advice!

 

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...

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Miscarriages and infant loss - what comes after?

(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...

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If you want to get pregnant soon, consider THIS...

Ladies,

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...

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Three days left to my double mastectomy and I received this wonderful gift!

 

 

 

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...

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What lights YOU up? Do more YOU this summer!

 

 

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...

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