Words of Support and Encouragement: Taking a Step Back for Perspective


buttercupGood morning!  We hope that you enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend.  Getting outside for a little bit every day is a fantastic way to get your body moving, and change your perspective on a situation.  Especially now that the weather is nice, take this as an opportunity to incorporate a new coping tool into your day.
The burdens of your fertility journey are great challenges that you face every single day.  Grief, worry, stress, anger, sadness, and resentment may all work their way into the forefront of your mind throughout the day.  If you are at work or involved in some activity that may be challenging to get away from at the moment, it may also be challenging to take a step back and move away from those negative emotions.  If it is possible, this is the perfect time to take a deep breath outside, or at least in a different environment from where you currently are.  Even if you don’t immediately feel relief from the emotional burden, taking a step back and changing your physical location will provide your mind with an opportunity to gain a different perspective.  The challenges that you are coping with will not immediately disappear, but after a 5 minute walk during your lunch break, you may feel like you can get back to the task in front of you while acknowledging your negative emotions and your need to work through them.
Taking a step back for a fresh perspective may also open you up to new ways of moving forward or coping with your great burdens.  When your mind is stuck in a negative thought cycle, it can be challenging to open up to new ideas.  However, giving yourself that new environment and new perspective is inviting a new world of ideas and coping tools.
This Thursday, Lisa is hosting a free Meditation and Relaxation webinar.  This is another opportunity to take a step back, breathe deeply, and welcome any new thoughts and ideas.  You never know what may be the one idea that works for you.
Finally, did you know that we started a new Closed Facebook Support Group?  Here, you can find a safe and secure space to share with other women and men facing similar challenges.  You can get immediate support and feedback!
For our support opportunities, both in-office and virtual, please check our CNY Fertility and CNY Healing Arts calendars.

If you are interested in a more private one-on-one support situation, Lisa Stack is our CNY Fertility Center Support Coordiator, she offers her services as a lay support person and can be contacted by email at lstack@cnyfertility.com.
If you are interested in an initial fertility consultation either over the phone (if you live out of the NY State region) or in-office, please call our toll-free number at 800.539.9870 or request a consult here.