• Acceptance New Year

    Acceptance…..A New Year’s resolution?!

    Letting go can mean a lot of different things to people for various reasons, but for me, it’s meant letting go of what could have been in order to focus on the possibilities of the future. The future can be a scary thing when everything seems so uncertain, but when the fog lifts it’s amazing how things which once seem daunting can start to seem exciting. As someone wise once said to me, you sometimes have to shut the door behind you in order to pave a new way forward, a sentiment that sits with me as I start this year. I believe part of letting go comes down to acceptance, something which I…

  • Talking therapy

    It’s Good to Talk!

    When I started writing this blog I couldn’t have imagined how therapeutic I would find the process, as well as the continuous reward I feel from the feedback. After reading this recent article by Hilary Wilce on Rachel Kelly’s website I realise I’m not alone in how writing makes me feel. http://rachel-kelly.net/the-amazing-power-of-pen-and-paper-how-writing-can-help-us/ I guess you can say that I’ve taken my approach to life, i.e a problem shared is a problem halved to the next level by sharing it with what is technically the world! Some people may say I’m bonkers for sharing some of the things in my head, after all, we’re not all as open as I think…

  • Mental Health

    There’s been a lot of coverage in the media over the past few years about mental health, focusing on those suffering from depression, anxiety and the many other mental health disorders, so I wanted to talk about what I’ve learnt through my own experiences. Just so I don’t worry anyone reading this that knows me, I haven’t been/or am depressed in any way, so please don’t worry, however, I do feel I can speak from the perspective of someone who has supported someone learning how to manage depression. Like many relationships, whether it’s friendship, family or otherwise, it’s often only with time that you’re able to put some perspective on situations and…

  • Mind, Body and Eggs!

    I’ve been reading a lot recently about health and fitness and as I’m a keen runner I started to think about how fitness has impacted my life, particularly throughout my egg freezing journey, but also more generally on the affect it has day to day. Valerie Landis from Eggsperience speaks about the influencing factors on your potential fertility in this article  www.eggsperience.com/things-that-hinder-your-fertility/. All of which I now have total respect for, but I also think it’s worth mentioning how fitness can help manage your mental health through difficult emotional times. I touched on this very briefly in my post about the side effects of the hormone medication, but I think it’s…

  • preparing for egg freezing

    Preparing for Egg Freezing!

    For many, the decision to freeze their eggs may be one that they ponder over for months, if not years. For me, however, the decision was a pretty quick one once I had been for my MOT! For those of you not aware of what’s involved, a fertility MOT usually combines a few tests to evaluate your current fertility. Traditionally I believe a test called FSH used to be performed and still is by GPs, however, the Anti-Mullerian Hormone(AMH) test is now thought to be more reliable, as it’s not affected the timing of your cycle. The AMH test is performed by taking some blood, a very straight forward process, unless of…