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I'm an acupuncturist, teacher, fertility specialist, patient centered advocate, mom, activist and more! This blog is a place for me to write down the things on my mind, the things I discuss over and over, and the things I find helpful, interesting, and inspiring all in the hope that someone else out there, maybe YOU, will find some of these things to be helpful, interesting and inspiring too. I love learning, I love sharing, and I am passionate about helping others lead more balanced, fertile, and healthy lives - while trying to do the same myself. So here goes... The Blogging Life...


June Busy Women's Retreat - The Stories We Tell Ourselves


I mentioned the topic of this retreat to a patient and she exclaimed, "Oh! Did you know there's a whole book about that?"  So, I hopped on Amazon and, sure enough, there's not just one, but several books about the lies women tell themselves and believe!  Does it surprise you?

Take this sampling from the table of contents of Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves

I am unlovable
I am not enough
I don't belong
I am damaged goods
If I don't do it, it won't get done
I can't ask for help unless I'm in crisis
Taking care of myself is selfish
If I allow myself to celebrate, the other shoe will drop
It's tolerable
I'm a good girl, I need to be nice
I should be over this loss by now

Ladies!  There are 59 chapters of this book, each dedicated to a different lie we tell ourselves - 59!?
And I'm guessing you could think of a few more... am I right?  I know I've had my share of them...

So how do you drop the story and break free of the limitations that come with the turf?
How can you change something you've told yourself for so long or believe so completely?

I don't know that there's an easy answer, but I do think we can explore and express and start the momentum moving in a healthy, new, and balanced direction. Awareness is step one...

I hope you'll join the discussion. I hope you'll learn about yourself, where you are coming from and where you want to go. Let's drop the stories even for a little while and see how it feels (spoiler alert... it feels SOOOOO good!)

This group is for all women 18 years and older, those dealing with fertility struggles and those who are not.


When: Thursday, June 13th from 6:30-9:30pm (or 8:30pm if you do not stay for acupuncture)

Where: On the campus of St. Catherine University in Saint Paul (directions, room number and parking info will be given after registration)

Who: All women 18+ (all stages of life, single, partnered, GLBT, fertility, pregnant, parents all are welcome!)

Cost: $75 per participant includes supplies, tea, snacks and acupuncture OR skip the acupuncture (and stay from 6:30-8:30) and pay $50 instead. 

Reservation Details: Space is limited to 8 acupuncture participants MAX. To reserve your space, please go to the Life Healing Life Store by clicking here. Cancellations given less than 72 hours in advance forfeit their $25 reservation payment. 

SPECIAL DEAL!  If this is your first ever retreat or you bring a friend take $25 off your cost.

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