Episode 61–Alternative Nutrition

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  • Well, this is a short episode. We are right in the middle of a mini-series where I am devoting an entire episode each, to the four most familiar infertility disease states; at least what I believe are the most familiar: PCOS, Endometriosis, Miscarriage, and Fibroids.

 

  • We just did the Miscarriage episode, and the final episode in this mini-series will be on Fibroids. But I wanted to stop by with this mini-episode to talk about all the different types of nutritional supplementations that are out there right now.

 

  • The buzz lately has been about gluten free, organic, essential oils, healthy shakes, and smoothies, etc. I will admit I have tried many of these things, and in fact, I do continue to use some things on this list. And while I am not here to sponsor or support any one product, I will say that the healthier we can eat, the better we can treat out bodies, of course, the better we will feel physically.

 

  • As you search for what works for you, be aware of triggers. There are mental and emotional triggers, and there are food triggers. Don’t ignore the triggers.   

 

  • The fact is, as childless not by choice people, we are already feeling a certain way emotionally, mentally, physically; and maybe even spiritually. Opt not add bad eating to that list. The key to living positively in this space is to do our best in each area of our lives.

 

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Miscarriage–Episode 60:

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Welcome to episode 60—Miscarriage

As I did my research for this episode, I started wondering which of these four issues that I discuss in my miniseries of the four most recognized infertility issues is the worst: PCOS, Endometriosis, Miscarriage, or Fibroids.

I mean what’s worst, not being able to get pregnant, or getting pregnant, knowing there is a human being inside you; and then not?

I have my opinion on that, but I will let you decide without my thoughts and opinions coloring the issues.

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I started my research with statistics because I continue to be intrigued by the high number of miscarriages that take place per number of pregnancies. I believe the reason is because I am thinking of the advances in medicine, i.e. we are in the 21st Century! Shouldn’t things be a lot better than they were in say the 1800’s, even 100 years ago?

But as I continued to research, I realized it was not necessarily about the advances in medicine, but more the imperfections of us, we humans. Our bodies are amazing, from head to toe. But one of the awesome things that our bodies will do and that would create negative emotions is to reject an organism it believes to be foreign. In the case of a miscarriage, that foreign organism may be an embryo with damaged chromosomes. See the full story at http://www.verywell.com where they say in part that ‘Laboratory studies on IVF patients have found that a very large percentage of eggs harbor chromosome abnormalities (the leading cause of miscarriage)…’      

 

My immediate thought was that miscarriage that happens very early in a pregnancy, and the miscarriage that happens later in a pregnancy may result in two different emotional events. Maybe? Tell me what you think. I mean if there is a miscarriage at a chromosomal level, is it different, dare I say easier to deal with than a miscarriage at three or four months?     

 

The statistics per my research on the Very Well website:

The biggest miscarriage risk factor is a mother’s age.

According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, the number of miscarriages in the first trimester for women increases dramatically as a woman ages. Here are the statistics showing this rise:

  • age 20 to 30 years: 9 to 17 percent miscarriage rate
  • age 35 years: 20 percent miscarriage rate
  • age 40 years: 40 percent miscarriage rate
  • age 45 years: 80 percent miscarriage rate

 

Bottom line, generally speaking, and you can go back to my episode where I interview Dr. Shari-ann James, 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in miscarriage. 

 

Links to previous episodes mentioned in this episode:

Dr. Emine Cay Masters

Dr. Shari-ann James

 

Research sites:

https://www.verywell.com/making-sense-of-miscarriage-statistics-2371721

 

https://search.cdc.gov/search?query=miscarriage&utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=cdc-main

 

 

Podcast episodes mentioned in this episode:

http://childlessnotbychoice.net/mental-health-in-the-childless-not-by-choice-community-my-interview-with-psychologist-dr-shari-ann-james/

 

http://childlessnotbychoice.net/menopause-infertility-childlessness-my-interview-with-dr-emine-cay-masters/

 

 

News stories and articles of note:

https://infertilemidnightbaker.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/an-open-letter-to-my-fertile-friends/amp/

   

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Episode 59–Endometriosis

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Episode 59—Endometriosis

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WELCOME BACK TO 21ST CENTURY HANNAH, WHERE MY MISSION IS TO RECOGNIZE AND SPEAK TO THE BROKEN HEARTS OF CHILDLESS NOT BY CHOICE WOMEN, AND MEN, AROUND THE WORLD.  I AM SPREADING THE GREAT NEWS THAT WE CAN LIVE A JOYFUL AND RELEVANT LIFE REGARDLESS OF THE FACT THAT WE COULD NOT HAVE CHILDREN.

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Well, today’s episode is all about Endometriosis.

Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond pelvic organs.

With endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it normally would — it thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle. Because this displaced tissue has no way to exit your body, it becomes trapped. When endometriosis involves the ovaries, cysts called endometriomas may form. Surrounding tissue can become irritated, eventually developing scar tissue and adhesions — abnormal bands of fibrous tissue that can cause pelvic tissues and organs to stick to each other.

Endometriosis can cause pain — sometimes severe — especially during your period. Fertility problems also may develop. Surprise: Fortunately, effective treatments are available.  I did not realize that effective treatments were available. I honestly thought there was no effective treatment for Endometriosis.    

Some things that surprised me:

  • The severity of your pain isn’t necessarily a reliable indicator of the extent of the condition. Some women with mild endometriosis have intense pain, while others with advanced endometriosis may have little pain or even no pain at all.
  • Endometriosis is sometimes mistaken for other conditions that can cause pelvic pain, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or ovarian cysts. It may be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes bouts of diarrhea, constipation and abdominal cramping. IBS can accompany endometriosis, which can complicate the diagnosis.

It’s really important to get a second opinion especially if you’re just not feeling that the diagnosis is correct. I truly believe, and I have said it before, no one knows your body better than you do. If you are not convinced about a diagnosis, get a second opinion. 

  

Causes:

Although the exact cause of endometriosis is not certain, possible explanations include:

Retrograde menstruation. 

Transformation of peritoneal cells. 

Embryonic cell transformation. 

Surgical scar implantation. 

Endometrial cells transport. 

Immune system disorder. 

For additional details on each of these causes, see the Mayo Clinic article link in the show notes below.

As I continued my research, I went next to the Hopkins Medicine site, link in the show notes, and found the following risk factors that could cause an increased possibility for a woman to have endometriosis:

Risk Factors of Endometriosis

They say that…

While any woman may develop endometriosis, the following women seem to be at an increased risk for the disease:

  • Women who have a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) with the disease
  • Women who are giving birth for the first time after age 30
  • White women
  • Women with an abnormal uterus

 

Now the following information was of particular interest to me, and I am sure to those who have been diagnosed with Endometriosis:

Relationship of Endometriosis to Infertility:

 

Endometriosis is considered one of the three major causes of female infertility. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, endometriosis can be found in 24 to 50 percent of women who experience infertility.

In mild to moderate cases, the infertility may be temporary. In these cases, surgery to remove adhesions, cysts and scar tissue can restore fertility. In other cases — a very small percentage — women may remain infertile.

(Hmmmm, kinda sounds like when they told me after one of my first myomectomies, ‘OK, we removed the fibroids, now go out and get pregnant before they grow back.’ Um, OK.

Anyway…

How endometriosis affects fertility is not clearly understood. It is thought that scar tissue from endometriosis can impair the release of the egg from the ovary and subsequent pickup by the fallopian tube. Other mechanisms thought to affect fertility include changes in the pelvic environment that results in impaired implantation of the fertilized egg.

For additional information and ways to ease the pain, visit the link: Hopkins Medicine link below.

Another site you may find helpful is the ACOG, American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. It’s a site that seems to be regularly updated with educational material and workshops. Check it out!

So I love statistics because they tell a story in numbers. Yes, numbers can be skewed by human mistakes, i.e. mis-count, etc. But numbers, statistics, are the best we have at coming close to perfection.

So, according to additional research:

  • Endometriosis can first occur when girls first get their period.
  • Endometriosis affects176 million women worldwide, and 1 in 10 girls and women in the US.
  • Endometriosis usually causes symptoms during reproductive years (~12-60 years old), however many women and girls are undiagnosed.

The following additional statistics are from the CDC—centers for disease control website:

Because some women might have endometriosis, but do not have symptoms, it is difficult to know exactly how many women have the condition. Current estimates suggest that 6% to 10% of women of reproductive age have endometriosis,1,2 or approximately 5 million women in the United States.

In 2011, the NICHD-led Endometriosis: Natural History, Diagnosis, and Outcomes study found that 11% of a group of women with no symptoms of endometriosis actually had the disorder. If this finding applies to all the women in the United States, the number of American women with endometriosis may well exceed previous estimates of 5 million.

Endometriosis is most common in women in their 30s and 40s,3 but it can affect any female who menstruates.

 

 Information from the following links were used at least in part for my research: 

 

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/home/ovc-20236421

 

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/gynecological_health/endometriosis_85,P00573/

 

http://www.acog.org/

 

https://www.cdc.gov/

 

https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/womensrh/healthconcerns.html

 

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/gynecological_health/endometriosis_85,P00573/

 

Stories of interest from around the world:  

 

http://www.graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/don-t-ridicule-childless-women.html

 

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/what-not-to-say-to-couples-who-don-t-have-children-1.3018634

 

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2017/0325/862542-dawn-oporter/

 

 

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“When someone tells you to just forget about it, ask them what they have forgotten.”—Civilla Morgan

 

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Episode 58-PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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About PCOS

I knew nothing about PCOS—polycystic ovarian syndrome, until I started researching the illness.  It saddened and surprised me as I read the symptoms and the manifestations of the disease.  Many of you are boldly living your lives as you battle the disease, and I am proud of you for not giving into it! 

So one of my first questions as I researched PCOS, was just how many women have this disease? And I found that according to a 2015 article that was updated in 2016, Huffington Post article written by Heather Huhman, ‘Between five to 10 percent of women of childbearing age in the United States, or roughly 5 million, have PCOS. That percentage makes it one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders in women. What’s more, it also makes it the most common cause of female infertility.’

According to a Science Weekly article, 1 in 15 women worldwide suffer from PCOS.

And what’s more, apparently the medical community still does not know much about the disease!

What are the symptoms?

  • Acne
  • Weight gain/trouble losing weight
  • Extra body hair
  • Irregular periods
  • And of course, trouble getting pregnant

Those are just some of the symptoms.  As with any of the other issues that cause childlessness, or trouble having children, all you can really do is what is in your power to do.  That means eating the right foods and watching your weight as much as possible.

How does nutrition play a part?

So of course because nutrition is on the forefront for the podcast this year, I had to check out what the best foods are for women suffering from PCOS. I wasn’t surprised, and you probably won’t be either: High fiber foods, anti-inflammatory foods, and lean protein. Limit the processed carbohydrates. No surprise, right? I know it’s probably easier said than done especially if you live in a place where it’s hard to get to these types of foods, but please try your best. I know you will feel better.          

As usual, you know your body best. If you are just not feeling right regardless of what your physician says or prescribes, it is OK to do your own research, to exercise proper nutrition, and remain positive. I know, we have our up days and our down days in this world called childless not by choice, but overall, we have got to encourage ourselves. And for those of you who are still holding out hope. It’s OK to do so. There is a percentage of women who suffer from PCOS, who ended up having children. If you suffer from PCOS and you and your doctor are still hopeful, I will hope along with you! Hang in there!

 

Additional information and links based on PCOS:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heather-huhman/frustrating-facts-about-pcos_b_7686030.html

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070831204314.htm

http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-topic-overview#1

http://www.webmd.com/women/features/pcos-polycistic-ovary-syndrome-women#1

http://www.healthline.com/health/pcos-diet?s_con_rec=true&r=1#Overview1

 

Stories of interest:

https://www.romper.com/p/people-feel-moral-outrage-toward-those-who-choose-not-to-have-children-study-finds-41800

 

https://www.pakistantribe.com/54929/fighting-infertility-eat-walnut-day-keeps-childlessness-away

 

http://www.marilynstowe.co.uk/2017/02/21/nigerian-woman-seeks-divorce-over-childlessness

 

 

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Episode 57 Men, Men, Men, Men!

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So I was watching a TV show the other night, and in one of the story lines, the couple was having fertility problems. They decided to visit a new doctor for alternative help in getting pregnant. The doctor asked the woman to have labs done. He then turned to the husband and advised him he would have to provide a semen sample. The husband’s response: ‘why?’ 

Do I need to say how imperative it will be to have men on board? They must be included in the conversation to help bring and contribute to the issues of the childless not by choice dynamic globally. Men are typically heads of households around the world, and they must realize many things.

They must be aware of the fact that proper nutrition is important, that childlessness is not always the woman’s ‘fault’, and that there is no shame in going to the doctor as a couple. I know this will be easier said than done in many cultures. Even the so-called Western countries. Remember that TV show I mentioned earlier? That is an up to date television show that airs here in the United States.

I will not pretend to understand the things men have to deal with when interacting with each other and with the world. It must be so difficult sometimes to maneuver the male ego, the interaction with friends, especially those who have children. Men may indeed have the same issues of not producing as women do, but maybe in a slightly different way.       

  • Any men out there who are childless not by choice, any male fertility MD’s?
  • Men, you are an integral part, not only physically, but emotionally.

“A life unlived is no more a life than a picture of a river is a river”–Farzad Khosrownia

  • Shout out to regular listener Elaine S. of Canberra, Australia.
  • Shout out to regular listener Mimi, Orlando, FL, USA.

 

Until next time! Bye!

 

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 The link below is for a non-mom summit coming up in October: 

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3226674  

The link below is yet another example of how childless women are disrespected: 

http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/no-need-to-question-new-premier-gladys-berejiklians-child-status/news-story/46bb09d47573922d7b313effd5086912

http://www.upworthy.com/kim-cattralls-poignant-spot-on-response-to-those-still-asking-why-she-doesnt-have-kids?c=ufb4

Well! What do you think about the story below?!

http://thenationonlineng.net/childless-couples-free-treatment/

 

What do you think about this?!  The lengths to which a woman would go not to be childless! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLkLbOvmvrw 

Episode 56 I am interviewed by 12-Minute Podcaster Engel Jones

Podcast episode—February 13, 2017

Episode 56—12 Minute Convo Interview

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The tables are turned once again! In this episode, I am interviewed by fellow podcaster Engel Jones. Engel has set out on a mission to interview people from all walks of life. In fact, he has interviewed hundreds of people–in 12-minute episodes! What a novel idea right?

It’s amazing how much one can learn about a person in 12 minutes, but it is all about the questions. There were two times during the episode that I was touched to the heart. I know when you listen, you will be able to tell.

Well, I had a wonderful time, and I believe you will enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed being interviewed.

Enjoy!

  

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Mental Health in the Childless not by Choice Community, My interview with Psychologist Dr. Shari-ann James,

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Thank you for visiting another episode of 21st Century Hannah! I appreciate your taking the time to listen in once again. And thank you to my repeat listeners. If you are listening for the first time, I hope you will come back for another visit!

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Well, it was such an honor to interview Dr. Shari-ann James for this episode! Her specialty within the world of psychology is just what we need in our community of childless not by choice women and men worldwide. I was so happy to hear this type of niche psychology is available and on the upswing. This will not be just another conversation on grief when a grieving woman walks into a psychologist’s office, it is the conversation.    

I hope you enjoyed the interview as much as I did, and I hope you will write in to let me know. I will be interviewing and mentioning Dr. James’ awesome practice in the future. But in the meantime, I hope you will take the time to seek her out if you are dealing with any of the issues we discussed.  

I have posted every way Dr. James can be found, as well as her education and memberships.  This is one smart lady! I really hope you all will take the opportunity to visit her website, and if you are local and find that you need assistance with traveling the path of childlessness, infertility issues, and loss, that you will seek her out.

 

PLEASE NOTE: There were some audio issues that I did not realize were happening until I went back to fully listen to the interview. My podcast producer corrected the issue as much as possible. And he has already had me implement some fixes so this does not happen in the future. I hope you will overlook the issue as the content is so compelling. There is great information in there for you, for us!

Thank you for your patience.

 

EDUCATION:

PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia

EdM, Counseling Psychology, Columbia University (Master’s)

MA, Organizational Psychology, Columbia University, (Master’s Degree)

BA, Psychology, St Peter’s College

 

DR. JAMES’ PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE:

TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Professional Membership with Postpartum Support International (PSI)

​Professional Membership with American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

Professional Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training through PSI and 2020 Mom Project

Extensive bereavement training on perinatal loss through Resolve Through Sharing (RTS)

Gottman Trained Educator for the Bringing Baby Home Program, which is a program for new parents experiencing the transition to parenthood

 

http://www.perinatalwellness.net

https://www.facebook.com/perinatalwellnessorlando/

https://www.pinterest.com/drshariannjames/

 

Podcast- the wellness pod

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-wellness-pod/id1180289237

 

 Helpful resources

http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/living_childfree/

http://nationalshare.org

Welcome to 2017! How nutrition and a positive mindset saved my life!

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Thank you for stopping by for another episode of 21st Century Hannah! I appreciate your taking the time to listen in once again. Thank you to my repeat listeners. And if you are listening for the first time, I hope you will come back for another visit!

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  • Well, I did not actually keep it short, like I thought I would. What was I thinking, lol!

 

  • In this episode, I talk about the topics I would like to discuss on our podcast in the coming year. I also talk about the complications I experienced after my hysterectomy. I thought I would be able to deal with the hysterectomy because I had three prior, similar surgeries. Not so! This complication is what lead to the nutrition episodes I will be discussing.  

 

  • I also want to discuss the different ‘disease states’ that those of us childless not by choice experience. I haven’t discussed these disease states individually yet, but remember, this podcast is just a little more than a year old. We have lots to discuss in the years to come! So, I will be talking about fibroids, which I talk about a lot because that was the reason at least in part, for my childlessness.

But I will also be talking about:

  • PCOS
  • infertility
  • miscarriage
  • endometriosis
  • medical mishaps (I have one episode now where I interviewed a young lady who had to have a hysterectomy due to a medical device mishap. Check out my episode: My Interview with Traci Nichols, Childless not by Choice’ from November 2, 2015.)

 

  • I will also discuss other disease states, medical, or physical mishaps, and issues as I may have missed something?

 

  • But this year among the other things we discuss, nutrition and the above-mentioned disease states will be primary.

  So stay in touch, it’s easy! See below for my contact information.

 

Until next time! Bye!

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Shout out to my sponsors and supporters, and childless at Christmas–Final episode of 2016!

PODCAST—FINAL PODCAST OF THE YEAR—SHOUT OUTS TO MY SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS, AND…CHILDLESS AT CHRISTMAS:

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Thank you for visiting another episode of 21st Century Hannah! I appreciate your taking the time to listen in once again. Thank you to my repeat listeners. And if you are listening for the first time, I hope you will come back for another visit!

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CORRECTION:

I don’t know what I was thinking, but in this episode, I said several times that this was my first ever December episode.  But that was and is, incorrect. I had two episodes in December 2015. What was I thinking?

I don’t know, but whatever it was, it sure threw me for a loop. I still maintain however, that there is something different about this December.  Maybe it is as simple as the fact that I am meeting my stride. I feel much more comfortable now than I did a year ago, so please pardon my error! Thank you!   

 

Shout out to my sponsors and supporters:

  • Morgan Air-conditioning is a sponsor of my show and I am so thankful to them for understanding and being a part of the vision. You may wonder what air conditioning and childlessness have to do with each other. Listen in and find out!

 

  • Alba Digital Media produces my podcast and they created and maintain my website. In fact, they maintain the website I had when I met them, as well as the website they created for my platform. If you need a professional to create your website or videos, please contact them. They also offer maintenance contracts. Check them out!

 

  • Edinburgh Dusters is a cleaning company in Edinburgh, Scotland. But the owner also loves graphic design and assisted quite a bit with graphics in the initial creation of my website. I will always be thankful. If you are listening from the Edinburgh area and need assistance with large and small cleaning needs, contact Edinburgh Dusters.

 

  • Devoted created the theme music for my podcast. I had so many songs to choose from, but kept coming back to the song you hear on my podcast. If you have any music needs, please contact Devoted!

 

Childless at Christmas:

  • It’s Christmas and we do not have children of our own. That means if we are buying gifts, we are buying for OPK’s—other people’s kids. Nothing wrong with that of course. I give to local charitable organizations as well as to international organizations on a regular basis.

 

  • I believe we should help when and where we can, while maintaining healthy boundaries. There is nothing wrong with babysitting, giving, helping. But remember, we should never allow our lives and schedules to be dismissed because we are childless. We should have a life of our own, and not live the life of a friend or family member.

 

  • Remember, creating our own life, our own schedule, can be daunting. Some personalities do not want to be lonely. And they think that is what will happen if they set out to create their own life. But just about everything we do in life is at a risk. And life is short. I never want to sit down at 90 and wonder ‘what if?’

 

  • As we end 2016 and head into a new year, remember new years are more than new year’s resolutions. New years are a chance to continue in good habits, and to create new good habits. New spiritually, physically, and emotionally good habits. So, hang in there. Be strong. Seek assistance when you need to, and continue to be your beautiful you!

 

  • By the way, the candy cane wreath I mentioned in the episode, I found on Pinterest. I pinned it onto my ‘Christmas’ page if you want to check it out.

 

  • I also have a page called ‘Childlessness. 21st Century Hannah, my platform, my message’. I’ve pinned a lot of wonderful and encouraging posts on that page. I won’t tell you the number of total pins I have. It’s shameful!  But most of them were pinned while I was on the treadmill. 

Well…

BEST WISHES FOR A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, AND A WONDERFUL 2017!!!      

Don’t forget to look below for my sponsors and supporters contact information, and below that, my contact information! 

Contact information for sponsors and supporters:

https://www.morganair.net/

https://albadigitalmedia.com/fully-responsive-web-design/

http://www.edinburghdusters.co.uk/

devotedministries@gmail.com

 

My contact information:

Website: http://www.childlessnotbychoice.net and

http://www.civillamorgan.com

Facebook: booksbycivillamorgan

Twitter: @civilla1

Instagram: @civilla1

Pinterest: Civilla M. Morgan, MSM

LinkedIn: Civilla Morgan, MSM

 

Until next time! Bye! 

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21st Hannah Podcast, Affirmations from the Home Screen

Hello everyone!

Thank you for visiting! Welcome to another episode of 21st Century Hannah! Thank you to my repeat listeners. And if you are a new listener, I hope you will come back again! 

Remember to tell your friends and family about the show, and feel free to share the show to your social media followers! I would appreciate that!

Here is the list of affirmations mentioned and discussed in today’s episode. And remember you can find a beautiful printable version on the home page of http://www.childlessnotbychoice.net

Affirmations for the childless not by choice woman and man:

  • I am willing and worthy to live my best, most relevant and joyful life.
  • I am mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually healed.
  • I love me and the person I am becoming.   
  • I am living the life God planned for me, and He knows best.
  • I am thankful for the right people in my life. And I ask them to forgive me for the times I was not at my best. 
  • I am thankful for the people who have left my life. And I forgive them for any wrong they did to me.
  • Although childless not by choice, I have a role in life, and I do something toward that role every day.
  • I have created strong boundaries in my personal and professional life. Doing so allows me to live a mentally healthy and productive life.
  • Understanding my path and my role in life means I am no longer taken advantage of by friends and family who believe I have extra time and money because I am childless.
  • My future is bright and beautiful! And I look forward to taking part 100%!

21st Century Hannah

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Until next time! Bye!

 

My contact information:

Website: http://www.childlessnotbychoice.net and http://www.civillamorgan.com

Facebook: booksbycivillamorgan

Twitter: @civilla1

Instagram: @civilla1

Pinterest: Civilla M. Morgan, MSM

LinkedIn: Civilla Morgan, MSM

 

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