Posts tagged Inspiration
Don't Forget to Leave Room For Magic

A few days ago I was chatting with a friend about infertility and how much we dislike the label, "infertile." She shared a story about a loved one that filled me with so much hope.

Someone close to her had been diagnosed with infertility at a pretty young age, which understandably was devastating. Despite her diagnosis, she never stopped trying. And years, I'm talking decades later, the woman spontaneously got pregnant, gave birth to a healthy baby (though she was well past the age that was thought to be possible) AND then got pregnant again and had another healthy little nugget of delight.

It got me thinking about how important it is that we leave a little room in our hearts for magic. That's not always easy to do that with all of our medical diagnoses, stats, predictive equations, risk assessments, and probability analysis that try to tell us how likely we are to conceive right down to the 100th decimal place, but it's so important.

Miracles happen every single day. Our bodies were designed to heal and find balance. I've seen, heard about, and read too many stories of folks who have overcome the insurmountable and have done the impossible to not believe in magic and miracles.

And if you take a look at your life or the lives of people you know, I'm sure you've experienced things that defy science too.

I'm a huge fan of science. I believe in the power of science. Maintaining my credentials mandates that I practice in line with science. But I also know science doesn't have all the answers. Yeah, I said it.

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Wellness Benefits of Journaling: Month Long Journaling Challenge

This month I'm determined to journal consistently. Every. Single. Day. I recently read The Miracle Morning, a book which walks you through properly setting the tone of your day by completing six daily practices. Journaling (or scribing as it is called in the book) is one of the daily practices emphasized to set your mind on the right track to achieve your goals and dreams.

Many accomplished people attribute at least a portion of their success to journaling. I'm fully committed to joining that group.

I think I'll mostly free write, letting my mind wander where it will. I want the words that fill the pages to be uncensored and honest. Although, I did read something today that has my mind spinning and I am eager to get my thoughts on paper. What was it? A simple question: "Why are you hiding?"

To make this more fun, I have two lovely journals ready to receive my thoughts and ideas. I also made peacock feather pens to add some color and beauty to my daily routine.

I was curious about what science had to say, if anything, about the benefits of expressive writing. I was pleasantly surprised by what I found!

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