Silent Sorority

Infertility Survivors Finally Heard

February 22, 2010

Seriously? I’m Trying to be Entertained Here!

“Just when I thought I was out … they pull me back in.” This past weekend I was clearly channeling Michael Corleone from The GodFather: Part II. Hey, I love a good flick or TV show as much as the next girl or guy but I usually know what I’m getting. Some days I’m in […]

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Movies 17 Replies to “Seriously? I’m Trying to be Entertained Here!”
February 13, 2010

The Powerful Effect of Simplicity

What’s better than a great haircut and color? That would be a great haircut and color on a late Friday afternoon of a long weekend in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Ah….women may be many layers deep and complex but there are some simple pleasures that this particular woman sees as worth savoring for the pure […]

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Spontaneity 10 Replies to “The Powerful Effect of Simplicity”
February 8, 2010

When It’s Not The Ending They Expected

Friday 2/5 – Unexpected Ending Drama “How’s the baby….?” The question hung in the air Friday afternoon. My stomach clenched. “There was no baby…” I said quietly. “No baby?? That can’t be…the response, it was so good. I didn’t see you again…” Tears burned in my eyes. I shook my head hard. I forced myself […]

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Remembrance 6 Replies to “When It’s Not The Ending They Expected”
February 1, 2010

Curing My Tunnel Vision

This guest post comes from Christina Gombar, a prize-winning author of fiction, memoir and literary criticism. Her voice is one in a rich tapestry of voices belonging to women who have found themselves in the clutches of the fertility industry, as well as in the unhappy position of being made to feel a “dud” for […]

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January 25, 2010

Permission Granted: Happiness Restored

Saturday started with an endorphin-elevating exercise session. By mid-day we were engaged in a spontaneous visit with friends. Later, an afternoon errand to the mall ended with me loading a treasure trove of deeply marked down stylish tops into the trunk, and the evening brought margaritas and carnitas in the cocktail lounge of a boisterous, […]

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Spontaneity 8 Replies to “Permission Granted: Happiness Restored”
January 17, 2010

Thriving After the Storm Passes

When you’re in the middle of a vicious storm, survival is all you can think about. It’s only when the seas are calm and the clouds break that we learn what we’re really made of… As Emily writes in her latest post, Storm Clouds and Strength: “It’s amazing how much one could draw strength at […]

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Strength Personified 7 Replies to “Thriving After the Storm Passes”
January 13, 2010

Getting It Together Old School

Elizabeth Gilbert I am not. Envy about her best-seller status aside, there are other reasons to dwell on her this morning just as the sun is about to rise. Let’s start there. The sun is about to rise and I’m *not* consumed with angst. Breakfast with angst, for far too long, was part of my  regular […]

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Book Musings 9 Replies to “Getting It Together Old School”
January 6, 2010

Oh, The Places We’ll Go!

The New Year is still all fresh and pregnant with anticipation. (Oh, but it feels good to use that word in a way that evokes new life of a different kind…) Here I sit (imagine me in this chair here) with a glass of wine and scrumptious salmon cakes while Mr. T is off in […]

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Different Than I Expected 3 Replies to “Oh, The Places We’ll Go!”
January 2, 2010

The Power of Choice

Our first guest post of the New Year comes from Dr. Bad Ass, a Wyoming-based professor who is a long-distance hiker, a secret Harry Potter fanatic, and “mother” to one (aged) cat and one (young) dog. She includes in her email signature this Eleanor Roosevelt quote: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence, by every experience […]

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December 30, 2009

New Beginnings, New Adventures

Welcome. Get comfortable. Take a look around. The first order of business: a name for this blog. Where Coming2Terms became an online refuge following failed fertility treatments and related losses (and a place to manage a complex transition from one sort of life to another), this blog will explore new beginnings. It seemed only natural to […]

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Different Than I Expected 32 Replies to “New Beginnings, New Adventures”
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