By Kirsten Karchmer

The Gift Of Thriving Instead Of Just Surviving

Happy Tuesday y'all! Today's blog is featured in Keiko Zoll's great online magazine, The Infertility Voice. I love getting to contribute to this great project, where women from all across the world of infertility get to share, dream, and hope together. I highly recommend checking it out.

This month's issue is all about gifts — and what's better than getting the perfect gift for yourself. But what if that gift is actually already inside you, just waiting to be unwrapped. The gift I'm talking about is compassion, about allowing yourself a chance to change the way you feel about your fertility struggle, and to start living in the present. Here's an excerpt:

Every year around this time when everyone is getting excited about the holidays, you start seeing all of these really depressing articles coming out about surviving infertility during the holidays. 

I hate that! I want to offer you something different. I don’t want you to just survive the holidays. I want you to THRIVE in the face of infertility, every day of the year.

Struggling with infertility is challenging on every level, but what I want to share with you today is that we actually have the ability to decide just how hard it is for us. Yes. It is painful, but the reality is that you DO have the power to make it less impactful on your life today, right now.

You can't control everything, especially not infertility, but you can change the way you relate to your struggle. Read the rest of today's blog over at The Infertility Voice here.

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