How Einstein Would Get Pregnant Series

Week 13 How Einstein Would Get Pregnant: Music for Health

by Joanne March 2, 2011

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. … I get most joy in life out of music.” – Albert Einstein ________________________________________________________________________ Music: More than Just Listening Pleasure Often times, if I [...]

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Week 12: The Love Response® (part two)

by Joanne February 2, 2011

All We Need is Love Let’s make no bones about it. Life sometimes is downright hard. It challenges us to our core, but time after time, we get up to fight the good fight. What Dr. Eva Selhub teaches us in her book, The Love Response®, however, gives us a very powerful weapon to steer [...]

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Week 11: The Love Response®

by Joanne January 12, 2011

“Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” – Mozart Love is a Choice Did you know that giving and receiving of love can improve your health? That love is a choice, not something that happens to you? That by generating feelings of love throughout the day, we literally change our biochemical make-up for [...]

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Week 10: Religion, Spirituality and your Health

by Joanne December 24, 2010

“In my view there is no conflict in being a rigorous scientist and a person who believes in a God who takes a personal interest in each one of us. Science’s domain is to explore nature. God’s domain is in the spiritual world, a realm not possible to explore with the tools and language of [...]

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Week 10: Video Asking the Question About the Power of Prayer

by Joanne December 23, 2010

“I maintain that the cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest motive for scientific research.” – Albert Einstein In last week’s How Einstein Would Get Pregnant series, we discussed the question of whether or not there is just as strong of a body-mind connection as there is a mind-body connection. Does the way our [...]

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Week 9 Einstein: The Body-Mind Connection?

by Joanne December 9, 2010

“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.” – Stephen Hawking Welcome to Week 9 of our How Einstein Would Get Pregnant blog series. Last week we covered a special story from our friend Stephanie Fitzgerald, who “just [...]

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Week 9 Video: The Mirror Image of Mind-Body Connection

by Joanne December 8, 2010

In last week’s How Einstein Would Get Pregnant series, we talked with a special guest, Stephanie Clark Fitzgerald, who recently adopted domestically and shared her incredible story of courage, love and bravery. This week, we return back to our roots and pose an interesting on the mind-body equation. We know that thoughts, feelings and emotions [...]

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Week 8: An American Adoption Story

by Joanne November 23, 2010

To celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month, I thought we would change gears a tad and discuss adoption. On our podcast today is a very special guest and my personal dearest friend, Stephanie Clark Fitzgerald. Stephanie is no stranger to this blog; we have written about her many times. Her adoption story is actually very intertwined [...]

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Week 8 Video: A Story Through Adoption

by Joanne November 22, 2010

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away..” – Unknown In last week’s How Einstein Would Get Pregnant series, we talked about the role of the brain – specifically the hypothalamus and the pituitary – in fertility. How each month, there is a [...]

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Week 7 How Einstein Would Get Pregnant: Hypothalamus and Pituitary

by Joanne November 16, 2010

How the Brain Dictates Your Monthly Reproductive Health Welcome to Week 7 How Einstein Would Get Pregnant blog series, we will cover what happens “under the hood” of our brain and fertility. Each and every month our brain enters into a tango dance with our ovaries and uterus for ovulation and then subsequently implantation. It’s [...]

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Week 7 Video: Introduction to the Brain’s Role in Fertility

by Joanne November 15, 2010

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein In last week’s How Einstein Would Get Pregnant series, we learned how we could use our  imagination and visualization and turn it inward to help our body find balance again. This week, we will turn our attention [...]

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Week 6: Guided Visualization, A Fertility Mind-Body Tool

by Joanne November 4, 2010

How We Can Proactively Use Our Brains as Tools for the Health and Balance of our Bodies Over the last two weeks, we talked about the influence our emotions and negative thought patterns have on the delicate balance of our endocrine – or hormonal system – as well as our overall health. As Bernie Siegel [...]

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Week 6 video – How to “see” for health, vitality and fertility

by Joanne November 3, 2010

“There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there. All great discoveries have involved such a leap.” – Albert Einstein Welcome to week 6 of our How Einstein Would Get Pregnant blog series to learn more about how we can proactively use our [...]

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Week 5: How Einstein Would Get Pregnant

by Joanne October 19, 2010

The Paradox of Control and Letting Go Expanding on the Emotional Side of the Equation We got a lot of great response from our exclusive interview with Dr. Bernie Siegel! This week, I wanted to expand a bit on the delicate topic of how our emotions play into the brain-body and fertility equation. In particular, [...]

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Video: How Einstein Would Get Pregnant Week 5

by Joanne October 15, 2010

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” – Albert Einstein Welcome to week 5 of our new How Einstein Would Get Pregnant blog series to learn more about how we can proactively use our brains to influence our bodies and reproductive health. Last week, we looked at the role of our subconscious [...]

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Week 4: Emotions, Fertility and the Body

by Joanne October 11, 2010

Bernie Siegel, M.D. On the Brain-Body Connection and Fertility We had the pleasure of doing a Skype video chat with Bernie Siegel, M.D. recently about the brain, mind and body. Here is a man who for some really needs no introduction. NY Times best-selling author and speaker, Bernie (as likes to be called) has dedicated [...]

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How Einstein Would Get Pregnant: Week 4 Video Intro

by Joanne October 8, 2010

“The truth is: love heals.” – Bernie Siegel, M.D. Welcome to week 4 of our new How Einstein Would Get Pregnant blog series to learn more about how we can proactively use our brains to influence our bodies and reproductive health. This week, we are positively thrilled to have our own “Einstein” – Dr. Bernie [...]

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Week 3: Changing our Subconscious Thinking to Improve Mind, Body & Fertility

by Joanne October 1, 2010

“Everything we think and everything we choose to do alters our brain and fundamentally changes who we are.” – Richard Restak, M.D., author of Mozart’s Brain and the Fighter Pilot Welcome to Week 3 of our “How Einstein Would Get Pregnant” series, a fun and educational way to shine a light on the role of [...]

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Video Introduction Week 3: How to Reprogram Our Thoughts

by Joanne September 30, 2010

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein Welcome to week 3 of our new How Einstein Would Get Pregnant blog series to learn more about how we can proactively use our brains to influence our bodies and reproductive health. Last week, we looked at the role [...]

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Week 2: The Role of the Subconscious and Trying to Get Pregnant

by Joanne September 24, 2010

“I admit thoughts influence the body.” – Albert Einstein Welcome to Week 2 of our “How Einstein Would Get Pregnant” series, a fun and educational way to shine a light on the role of the mind over our bodies and ultimately our fertility. Click here to listen to this week’s podcast. This week, I’d like [...]

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Video Introduction Week 2: The Surprising Nature of our Subconscious

by Joanne September 23, 2010

“We control our health without really knowing that we do.” – Ellen Langer, author Mindfulness Welcome to week 2 of our new How Einstein Would Get Pregnant blog series to learn more about how we can proactively use our brains to influence our bodies and reproductive health. In our first week, we will looked at [...]

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Week 1: Up Close and Personal – Your Cells

by Joanne September 17, 2010

Welcome to Week 1 of our new series of How Einstein Would Get Pregnant. This week we would like to cover the basics of our existence – our cells. We have between 50 – 75 trillion cells that make up our bodies and shouldn’t we know more about how they work? I promise not to [...]

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Video Introduction to Week 1 of How Einstein Would Get Pregnant Blog Series

by Joanne September 16, 2010

“It is of great importance that the general public be given an opportunity to experience-consciously and intelligently- the efforts and results of scientific research. Restricting the body of knowledge to a small group deadens the philosophical spirit of a people and leads to spiritual poverty.” – Albert Einstein Welcome to week 1 of our new [...]

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Introducing “How Einstein Would Get Pregnant!”

by Joanne September 7, 2010

We are excited to introduce a new blog/educational series called How Einstein Would Get Pregnant. We are always amazed at the incredible stories about the ability to use our brains and minds to help our bodies – and with just as much amazement we cannot believe that this isn’t widely known and used! And like [...]

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5 New Ways To Re-Think Fertility and Stress

by Joanne August 31, 2010

With this study published definitely linking stress and trying to conceive, we are one giant step closer to understanding more about our female bodies. Three years ago when I had my “a-ha” moment, standing in my kitchen holding a cup of coffee, with the idea of Circle+Bloom banging me on the top of the head, [...]

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PCOS! Be afraid…be very very afraid.

by Joanne August 25, 2010

We are setting our sights on you, PCOS!  We are in our labs right now mixing up a deadly concoction of brain-body therapy to rid you forever! When we sent out our questionnaire a few months ago as to what next product you would like us to develop, PCOS was high up on the list. [...]

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What We Now Know About Stress

by Joanne August 19, 2010

The NIH study showing indicating stress may delay women getting pregnant is getting lots of attention from the press.  The study which has taken 274 couples who were having trouble with conception and tracked them over the course of six months while testing for stress hormones has shown a statistically significant connection between stress and [...]

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A Powerful Fertility Drug – Your Brain

by Joanne August 12, 2010

Would you believe me if I told you reading about a story of a 61-year-old male cancer survivor can help in your fertility journey? No? Read on, and you might just be surprised to find out. In 1971, Dr. O. Carl Simonton, a radiologist at the University of Texas met a 61-year old patient who [...]

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What Makes Circle + Bloom Different?

by Susan August 3, 2010

When people talk about Circle + Bloom they use different ways to describe our programs and how it works. We hear our programs referred to as meditation, mind-body therapy, relaxation exercises, etc. To a certain extent our programs incorporate parts of all of these descriptive terms, but our programs are also different from all of [...]

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Stop Stressing Over Stress

by Joanne July 22, 2010

“Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.” ~Astrid Alauda What does stress mean to you? In this post we seek to uncover the mysteries of stress, its effects on our health and fertility and why it’s important to do something about it. Stress is something [...]

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What if We Could Talk About Infertility?

by Joanne July 15, 2010

“Infertility is where breast cancer was in the 1970s—completely in the closet.”- Lindsay Beck, Fertile Hope Thank you Jennifer Wolff Perrine for this amazing article in the August issue of Self Magazine. It explores the fact that there are so many women having trouble conceiving, but nobody feels comfortable talking about it. As a company, [...]

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The Brain Versus the Mind

by Joanne July 14, 2010

We are constantly on the hunt here at Circle+Bloom to ensure that our product descriptions and overall company messaging gets to the point and the maximum number of people understand what we are all about. Among other things, we’ve been focusing lately on the “cliff-notes” or short-hand way of describing our programs. Historically we have [...]

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A special email we would like to share

by Joanne July 9, 2010

This is an actual email we received from a customer earlier this week regarding our Energy Program. Thought we would share it, because she goes to great lengths to connect it back to her life and her meditation practice. Keep these emails coming, folks! It makes our day, our week, our month! Just wanted to [...]

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Waking Up Feeling Refreshed – It’s Possible!

by Joanne July 7, 2010

When creating our Energy for Empowerment Program, I did a lot of research on the effects of lack of sleep on our body.  Turns out, lack of sleep can be the first domino in a chain of events that can wreak havoc on all aspects of your well-being.  When you do not get enough sleep, [...]

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My Intentions. What are Yours?

by Joanne June 30, 2010

Having a list of intentions – or some people like to call affirmations – can be life changing. Here are mine. I would love to hear yours. We would LOVE for this to be a “wiki” list of intentions. Please add your own in the comments section. I will dare to always be honest with [...]

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How to Deal with Insensitive Comments

by Joanne June 22, 2010

I remember getting very upset when folks would try to give me advice while I was trying to conceive.  One person even told me after I had miscarried that “I was lucky to have one healthy child…you should leave it at that.”  While you are going through the very difficult and painful process of trying [...]

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We want you to tell us…

by Joanne June 16, 2010

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OnAir with Conceive Magazine

by Joanne June 16, 2010

I was interviewed by Emily Kruckemyer, Senior Editor of Conceive Magazine. It is a fun and engaging portrait of not only how Circle+Bloom became to be, but real information and suggestions to really get started on your own brain fitness journey to improve fertility. Listen to our podcast: Click here to begin listening immediately. From [...]

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The Brain-Infertility Connection Podcast

by Joanne June 14, 2010

Click here to listen right now to a fun and engaging presentation Joanne made to the U.K. Fertility Telesummit. Here is just a quick idea of what you can learn about how we can begin to our brain to improve our fertility: *How the mind-body connection effects your fertility *How stress can effect fertility and [...]

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Psychoneuroimmunology…your superpower!

by Joanne June 14, 2010

We all have a superpower and it is called the internal communication between mind and body. The fancy and scientific name for it is Psychoneuroimmunology, which means your thoughts and feelings (psycho) affect the chemicals in your brain (neuro), which affects the hormones that fight disease or replicate viruses (immunology). Research centers have sprung up [...]

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Mixing It Up

by Joanne June 8, 2010

I have a love affair with interior design. Since launching Circle+Bloom, however, I have had no time to dedicate to it except to stumble across a few blogs here and there. Today I came across this image and it really struck a chord deep inside. Here is the image: What I see is the most [...]

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Energy for Empowerment

by Joanne June 3, 2010

Tired all the time? Check. Overworked and overstressed? Check. Can’t get a good night’s sleep? Check. Don’t we all suffer from low energy levels? Does low energy impact your levels of fertility or other health related issues in your life? I have always struggled with energy levels – even since when I was a teenager. [...]

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The World Stage

by Joanne June 1, 2010

I’d like to boast a tiny bit – and maybe you will indulge me. Having launched Circle+Bloom less than a year ago, we have created an unbelievable groundswell of enthusiasm and support and not just across the United States – but from all around the world. Just take a little glimpse at this image from [...]

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3 Steps Towards Creating a Mind-Body Habit Everyday for Pregnancy

by Joanne May 18, 2010

Whenever I approach the challenge of creating a new habit – whether it is start a new exercise routine or to eat better – I have found it’s always easier when others before me lead the way and provide advice on how best to do it. Our intent with this post is to do two [...]

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Using Circle+Bloom with Acupuncture for Fertility.

by Joanne May 14, 2010

We’re thrilled to announce that the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness in New York City will be offering their patients our programs on iPods to listen while they are being treated with acupuncture. Mike Berkley, L.A.c., founder and director, was very complimentary of the quality of our programs – including our detailed physiological visualizations – [...]

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Book Review: Healing Mind, Healthy Woman

by Joanne May 6, 2010

Just a quick note to say that we are beyond thrilled with the unbelievable response we have received from the launch of our new IVF/IUI Mind-Body Program!  If you haven’t done so yet, click on over and see all the details. In our effort to pass along great books related to empowerment and fertility, we [...]

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How to Apply the Art of Meditation

by Joanne April 19, 2010

Lately I have been learning the art of meditation for extended periods of time in solitude.  We sometimes refer to our mind-body programs as a fertility meditation – but I think of the study of meditation as more an umbrella term for any exercise when we quiet our mind for a certain uninterrupted period of [...]

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IVF / IUI Product Development

by Joanne April 7, 2010

We have been working hard to finalize and release our IVF / IUI Mind-Body Program. It most certainly has become a labor of love. We were so lucky to get a great group of women currently going through an IVF round to beta-test the program. So, far two of three women who have completed their [...]

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DIY Health

by Joanne March 31, 2010

I love this. This concept is one that I take very seriously and how we see Circle+Bloom growing in the future. All of our programs are about empowerment and taking charge of your own mind-body connection and health. This is a one page excerpt written by Jay Parkinson, MD from the ebook What Matters Now [...]

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How to Trust Your Instincts

by Joanne March 25, 2010

Recently, we received an email from a woman who told us about an “epiphany” she encountered while using our programs. In a blink of an instant, while in a relaxed state and mentally focusing on her reproductive organs, she realized that she didn’t trust her body to do what it is supposed to do. Having [...]

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