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The "So Now What?" Podcast


I am a Fertility Survivor.  The kind you enter into treatments hoping you will never be... childless.  After several rounds of IUI and IVF, at some of the leading Fertility Centers, I was told I was no longer a candidate for fertility treatment.  It left me asking myself...

So now what?

For the years that followed, I tried to put myself back together and tell myself I would be OK, but I wasn't.  I was shattered - I felt alone and failed by the whole process and especially, my body.  I yearned for others that felt the pain I felt and someone that could help me navigate a life without a child. 

I didn't find it, so I decide to create it.  

Fast forward to today. I am still childless, but my beliefs about my life have changed.  I decided that I can create meaning and purpose in my life even though I am not a mother.  I've learned to love myself and the body I felt failed me as a woman.

If you've been on this journey, hop on and join me as we create something we were not offered.  Let's create a sisterhood for the bravest women I know.  We brush ourselves off and don't let terms like: Failed, Unexplained, Miscarriage, Not-viable or Advanced Maternal Age define us anymore.  

 

Jun 4, 2024

Welcome back to another week of The “So Now What?” Podcast! I’m so grateful you're here with me. As we welcome June, it's the perfect time to reflect on the goals and dreams we set for ourselves at the start of the year. Maybe you’re reassessing some plans or realizing that some things didn’t pan out as easily as you hoped. Remember, it's never too late to recalibrate and adjust your path.

Episode Highlights:

  • Reflect and Recalibrate: With nearly half the year behind us, it’s a great moment to reevaluate our goals. What were your intentions at the beginning of 2024? What’s working, and what’s not? It’s okay to pivot and refocus your energy on what truly matters to you.

  • The Power of Ratings and Reviews: I need your help! Your feedback is crucial for reaching more women navigating the unexpected journey of childlessness after infertility. Please rate and review The “So Now What?” Podcast on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen. Send me a screenshot, and I’ll send you a $5 Starbucks gift card as a thank you.

  • Shame vs. Self-Love: This week, we discuss the harmful habit of shaming ourselves into action. Have you ever felt pressured to do something just to meet others' expectations? Let’s shift that narrative. It’s time to embrace self-love and motivation from a place of joy and curiosity.

  • Envision Your Future Self: Picture the person you want to become. What does she look like? What brings her joy? Write down these visions and start embodying those feelings today. You don’t have to wait until you’ve achieved all your goals to love yourself.

  • Compassionate Self-Talk: Engage in kind, supportive conversations with yourself. When you miss a goal, instead of judgment, offer understanding and encouragement, just as you would to a dear friend.

Takeaways for This Week:

  • Reevaluate Your Goals: Take stock of what you planned for this year and see if it aligns with your current path. Don’t be afraid to weed out what no longer serves you.

  • Rate and Review the Podcast: Help us reach more women who need support by leaving a review. Your feedback can make a big difference.

  • Shift from Shame to Support: Recognize the areas where you might be shaming yourself and consciously replace that with positive reinforcement.

  • Love Your Future Self Today: Visualize the joyful, fulfilled person you aim to become and start living with that mindset now.

  • Engage in Positive Self-Talk: When challenges arise, treat yourself with the same compassion and encouragement you would offer a friend.

I want all women who are childless after infertility to know they can love themselves and create fulfilling lives. If you need more personalized support, I’m here to help. Let’s discover together how you can create a life you love.

Have a beautiful week, and remember, it’s never too late to discover your meaning. 

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