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Surviving Infertility – Video 5, Part 1: Opportunity and Stress on the Fertility Journey

By |2020-06-02T17:28:52-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, conception, fertility, Infertility, stress, Uncategorized|

Video 5 - Discusses the opportunities (such as OPK tests, BBT charting, supplements, drugs, fertility apps) which present along the way to help you conceive and how they create more stress.

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Video four – “Opportunity” Creating Stress on the Fertility Journey

By |2020-03-28T15:11:10-04:00March 26th, 2020|Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, conception, fertility, Infertility, stress|

 

In video number three, I discussed the idea of a threat as creating stress. Today will be about how opportunity can increase stress.

Opportunity is seen as an advancement or a way to progress our situation.  Opportunities in life are thought to provide positive feelings or outcomes.  What we don’t realize, is often opportunities can create mixed feelings about the decision process creating stress.

Here’s a basic example that conveys all the dynamics:

One common opportunity stressor we are all exposed to – “40% off all clothes on sale” or “buy one get one free”.  These marketing ideas are specifically targeting our instincts […]

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Video three – Understanding a “Threat”

By |2020-03-28T15:13:49-04:00March 4th, 2020|Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, conception, fertility, Infertility, stress|

 

In this video I would like to focus on chronic stress in a different way. I’m hoping it will shed a new light for you.

In the last video, I talked about internal and external stressor and how emotional the fertility journey is.

To give you alternative perspective on stress triggers, we can say stress is caused by a threat or an opportunity to our dreams, hopes and desires. Say what?? An opportunity can be a stressor? Yup.

Let’s start with understanding a “internal threat”.   It is the most predominant and triggering component on the journey.

An “internal threat” is actually not a […]

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