The short answer is no.   That said, your stress reaction over a prolonged period can impact your fertility negatively. The good news is that it doesn’t have to.   Several years ago I picked up Kelly McGonigal’s book,...

Daycare       Would you enroll your toddler at a daycare that provides hands-on care to your child for only 13% of the day? Would you feel you have provided your child the very best because in this theoretical daycare your...

A few weeks ago, I re-opened one of my all time favourite books, “A Path With Heart” by Jack Kornfield. This was the course text that was used in my Clinical Counseling course while I was studying TCM and...

The benefits of good sleep on overall health are well-known.  Healthy sleep habits contribute emotional and physical well-being. Sleep disorders can contribute to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, glucose dysregulation, and mood disorders. If sleep is compromised, our ability...

Dairy in the Fertility Diet Many couples facing infertility have turned their attention to the “fertility diet”. The fertility diet originates from the Nurses’ Health II Study, which is the largest ever prospective study on women’s risk factors for...

The Canadian Fertility Show unites experts in Fertility, IVF, Surrogacy and more with one common goal – to support your journey to parenthood. The show features 18 speakers and over 35 exhibitors in one convenient location. Mary and Zeynep...

In Canada, approximately 1 in 7 couples (or ~15% of women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy (2012). Despite these relatively high statistics, trying to navigate the waters of infertility can be an overwhelming and tiring process....

Why is CoQ10 Important for Fertility? Many couples suffering from infertility have turned their attention to CoQ10. CoQ10 is an antioxidant naturally made by the body that has been shown to protect against cellular damage, decrease inflammatory processes, and...

In past newsletters, I have written on how to cultivate a calm, settled mind (Pali: Samatha) through Mindfulness. The object of Mindfulness I have written about has been associated with physical sensation in our bodies like the sensation/movement produced...

MEDITATING ON POMEGRANATE   SEEDS One of my favourite ways to meditate is to stand at the kitchen counter and release pomegranate seeds from the fruit. Sometimes it doesn’t settle me, but there are times where mindfully working with...

The things on this list are so good, you may want to add them to your wish list too!   Instead of a new “diet” this new year, resolve to join the Un-Diet revolution. Meghan Telpner is a local...

I was in New Hampshire in October, immersed in teaching and training as a Self-Care teacher in the Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy®. As a self care teacher, I can teach a 2.5 day training that explains why...