It’s National Infertility Awareness week here in the United States, and this is a topic that I am so passionate about and intimately connected with because my two miracle children came to our family after I struggled with infertility for years.
Today’s guest is Jenica Parcell, an infertility warrior-mama, advocate and a certified life coach who specializes in supporting those who are going through this trial. Jenica has created an infertility community at The Slice of Sun where women coping through infertility can receive and scatter sunshine and support. They have resources like a private Facebook group, newsletter that goes out each Monday, and a new podcast called Fearless Infertility.
Jenica is someone who has truly turned her personal pain and heartache into an opportunity to richly support others coping through infertility, and I am honored to interview her today for National Infertility Awareness Week.
-3 Takeaways for Coping Through Infertility–
- You get to choose your thoughts about your circumstances. This means that you can choose to frame your experience in any way that feels good to you at that time.
- It’s okay to feel negative emotions. Feel it, move through it, and even within those feelings, choose thoughts that will support you.
- Be gentle and curious about your thoughts and what results they are giving you. Often, we truly believe that our thoughts are facts, and it takes some gentle curiosity to acknowledge that other thoughts and actions may serve us better.
>>>Will you try any of these tips about Coping Through Infertility? What would you add to her takeaways? Tell us in the comments below!
Flecks of Gold
The best tool that I have found for managing my thoughts about motherhood and really any trial I go through is the Flecks of Gold Journal. With this journal, you write down one golden moment you experience each day, as a reminder that no matter how dark the season is you’re going through, there are still moments of joy.
If you or a mama you love is going through a difficult trial right now–whether that be infertility, divorce, defiant or struggling teenagers, mental or physical illness, or the death of a loved one, the Flecks of Gold journal would be an incredible gift for them. Now through Mother’s Day, the journals are 10% off with the code 3IN30. Shop here.
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-Get in touch with Jenica!-
Blog: Slice of Style
Podcast: Fearless Infertility
-Related Episodes you might be interested in if you are coping through infertility-
012: HOW TO STOP BEING MEAN TO YOURSELF: 3 OF THE BEST TOOLS I LEARNED IN COUNSELING
109: HOW TO FIND GRATITUDE IN THE MARATHONS OF LIFE // TAFFY MICHELI
-Additional Resources from 3 in 30 Podcast-