General Health and Wellness

A Simple Change in Mindset Changes Everything

by mroth June 21, 2013

It’s the longest day of the year today! And happily in my part of the world, the sun is shining bright and temperatures are in the low 80s. Heaven! I wanted to share with you this wonderful “trick” to help you integrate positive new habits into your lifestyle. It’s from Leo Babauta from ZenHabits.net, a [...]

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3 Lessons from Forks Over Knives

by mroth March 5, 2013

I didn’t know what to expect when sitting down to watch the film Forks Over Knives, directed by Lee Fulkerson. I didn’t know if a movie about a vegan, whole foods diet would have much relevance to my life, but oh boy was I wrong! The premise is extremely simple, but eye opening as to [...]

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A Moment of Clarity by Greg Malouf

by mroth February 12, 2013

Guest Blog by Greg Malouf, founder of Epsilon Healing Academy I came to a point in my life where I felt like something was not working the way I wanted it to. I struggled with addiction, stress and anxiety, and had to go through a painful divorce. Once I was finally ready to make a [...]

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Why Does Nutrition Matter?

by mroth February 4, 2013

Did you ever think about the fact that we can be overfed and yet undernourished? It comes down to what we are eating, not how much we are eating. Most processed foods have been stripped of nutritional value with added flavorings and chemicals for a longer shelf lives. These foods may be quicker and cheaper [...]

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How to Stay Positive in the Face of Uncertainty and Fear

by mroth January 31, 2013

There are many times in one’s life where it seems utterly impossible to feel good and peaceful in the storms that dust up and seem to overwhelm us. On a very personal note, I am having one such occasion now. It involves a great period of uncertainty and it is very scary. I find myself [...]

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Review Of “Things We Don’t Talk About”: Woman’s Stories From The Red Tent

by mroth January 22, 2013

“Things We Don’t Talk About”: Woman’s Stories from the Red Tent is a recent documentary by filmmaker Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost that focuses on the Red Tent and the emerging Red Tent Movement. Here are 5 surprising things you can learn from the film: A Red Tent is a safe, woman-only space that fosters a supportive [...]

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The Fertility Diet: Research Illustrates Effects Of Diet And Other Natural Factors On Ovulation And Fertility

by mroth January 14, 2013

All of us here at Circle + Bloom have developed a greater interest in the dietary side of infertility. What we put into our body has a huge influence on our health and well-being, including fertility. In the upcoming months we plan to offer more blogs and recipes that focus on nutrition and fertility. To [...]

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5 Ways to Make Sure Your Resolutions Stick in 2013

by mroth January 6, 2013

From Joanne My daughter needed to write a funny haiku tonight for her homework assignment so I helped her out. Given that resolutions are top of mind right now, and everyone is in full gear to institute big change in their lives, we thought of a funny anecdote to make reference to the fact that [...]

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7 New Years Resolutions to Improve Your Fertility and Health

by mroth December 31, 2012

It’s that time of year again – New Years resolution time. Use your New Years resolution to focus on improving a few key elements that affect your well being! It doesn’t take much, just focus on making a few simple changes and you can boost your health and fertility. 1. Quit smoking – Smoking negatively [...]

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How to Be Mindful During the Holidays in 350 Words

by mroth December 9, 2012

This post will help not just those who have the added stress of infertility, but for every one who wishes to not get too caught up in the enormous amount of busyness that has come to define the holiday season. Not only do you have the stress of shopping and finding that perfect gift, but [...]

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Happy Holidays from Circle + Bloom!

by mroth November 23, 2012

We are thrilled to announce that once again we will be running a 35% discount on all of our doctor recommended mind+body audio CDs and Mp3 programs for the holidays! The programs make great gifts for women who lead or want to lead a healthy life or who are trying to conceive. The discount also [...]

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Free 6 Month Membership from My Hopeful Journey

by mroth October 15, 2012

We are so excited to announce our new partnership with My Hopeful Journey!!! We will now include a free 6 month membership to My Hopeful Journey with any purchase of our programs. My Hopeful Journey is a web-based calendar, task list and journal for women that are trying to conceive. It is customized for infertility [...]

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Find Your Talent

by mroth September 17, 2012

Guest Blog by Katrina McKee, Energy & Empowerment Coach, who specializes in Wellness for Women and holds certifications in Foot Reflexology, Hot and Cold Stone Therapeutic Massage and Natural Health Fundamentals. Thus encompassing balance in Mind, Body and Spirit. Have you seen the movie Tinkerbell? As she arrives at Fairy Hollow a huge ceremony is [...]

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How to Become Open to Life

by mroth August 28, 2012

Guest article written by Leo Babauta from ZenHabits We love the blog ZenHabits. It’s chuck-full of inspiring posts designed to help you build new long-lasting habits while living a purpose-driven life. We were especially delighted to read this, his latest post, and thought we would share it with you. And thank you Leo for your [...]

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The mind body connection and fertility

by mroth August 15, 2012

Guest Blog by Lenore Pranzo, a CT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and co-founder of Fertility Wellness Group, LLC. Fertility Wellness Group, LLC offers on-line fertility enhancing workshops and private coaching sessions that will help empower women to write about their own fertility struggles, which will lead to positive endings. You can learn more about [...]

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Finally Seeing Infertility as a Journey

by mroth August 13, 2012

Guest post by Amanda L. Johnson, a nutrition and wellness coach specializing in natural fertility guidance and enhancement, as well as supporting the health and wellness of clients during the process of advanced fertility treatment. At the fairly young age of 26 I started my journey trying to conceive knowing that I had polycystic ovarian [...]

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Pregnancy Recipes: Food & Drinks To Nurture Your Up

by mroth July 20, 2012

Guest Blog by Marc Shelton. Marc Shelton is a health and wellness expert and uses his knowledge of the field to freelance for articles and blogs. He hates treadmills. Making healthy lifestyle choices come alive is always beneficial for the mind and body, and more so when a new life is developing inside you. Your [...]

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Best Diets for Fertility-The top 13 “super” foods-Part 2

by mroth June 25, 2012

This is a two part series about foods that boost fertility in females and males. In part 2 we look at foods that apply most specifically to male fertility (although many of the foods that made our list are beneficial for everyone!) Top 6 Super Foods to Improve Male Fertility Pumpkin Seeds: Pumpkin seeds are [...]

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Best Foods For Fertility – The Top 13 “Super” Foods – Part 1

by mroth June 18, 2012

This is a two part series about foods that boost fertility in females and males. In part 1 we look at foods that apply most specifically to female fertility (although many of the foods that made our list are beneficial for everyone!) There are actions we can take right at home that can aid fertility, [...]

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National Infertility Awareness Week April 22 – 28

by mroth April 18, 2012

National Infertility Awareness Week® is April 22 – 28, 2012. The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. Be part of the infertility movement! Anyway you can raise awareness will help increase public understanding about the disease of infertility. We urge [...]

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An Active Role In Fertility

by mroth April 11, 2012

Guest Blog by Element Natural Healing Arts, a wellness center specializing in a variety of holistic therapies including: Acupuncture, herbology, massage, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, Thai bodywork, rolfing, chiropractic, European & Ayurvedic facials and skincare, nutrition, ear candling, reiki, Alexander technique, craniosacral, yoga, meditation, personal training, pilates mat, Tai Chi and martial arts. A new specialty [...]

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Why Age Matters – Eggsurance

by mroth April 10, 2012

Guest Blog by Brigitte Adams, Founder of Eggsurance, everything egg freezing, the only non clinic-related egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation) education & community site. I always imagined that I would be a mom someday. Over the years, I accumulated a library of children’s books ranging from Dr. Seuss to Goodnight Moon. My first communion dress is [...]

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My Fertile Food iTunes App by Bridge To Baby

by mroth April 4, 2012

Guest Blog by Marni, the creator of Bridge To Baby, an online support community and social media website for people trying to grow their families and those who want to help. I have spent years working at building a family and I know many aspects of the TTC journey. I know first hand that a [...]

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The big 40 – is it all down hill from here?

by mroth April 3, 2012

Different decades of our lives bring different life experiences. During our first ten years we’re normally the focus of other people’s care and attention, our minds and our bodies are developing; then as we move into our second decade as teenagers, we are faced with the hurly-burly of school life, puppy love and seesawing hormones. [...]

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Alternative Healing Education in Western Medicine

by mroth March 27, 2012

Guest Blog by Carolyn, Author who writes about education in the field of medicine from LPN Programs to medical schools. Very few things in medicine are actually black and white. That’s why so many people are seeking out alternative healing methods. But, what if you go to an alternative practitioner and they miss something that [...]

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Getting Pregnant as an Independent Contractor

by mroth March 22, 2012

Guest Blog by Eat Breathe Blog. Your one-stop-shop for everything health and wellness. A blog where you share your experiences, and provide honest stories and feedback on health and wellness products you have tried. Getting Pregnant as an Independent Contractor One of the reasons many women decide to stop working a traditional nine-to-five job and [...]

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American Women: Put Yourself First for Everyone’s Sake

by mroth March 14, 2012

Guest blog by Dr. Bill Chun MD, Author of “Don’t Give a Damn: How to Cope with the Fears, Frustrations, and Challenges of Daily Life.” From weight loss and overall wellness to relationships, finance, and managing our ever-more complex, technological, and demanding world, this book provides a simple and effective way of keeping yourself centered [...]

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Why can’t anyone get pregnant?

by mroth February 2, 2012

Share your insights on women’s health issues, whether it is general health, infertility, PCOS or any other topic that is specific to women’s health and you will have a chance to win a $150 American Express gift card! Click here to learn more! Leslie Goldman, a Women’s health writer and body image expert shares her [...]

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PCOS Doesn’t Need to End in Heart Ache

by mroth January 26, 2012

Share your insights on women’s health issues, whether it is general health, infertility, PCOS or any other topic that is specific to women’s health and you will have a chance to win a $150 American Express gift card! Click here to learn more! Sandra, a uterine cancer survivor due to PCOS shares her Insights on [...]

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Natural Ways for New Moms to Deal with Depression

by mroth January 26, 2012

The last think you thing will happen is that you will feel a little low or depressed after you have your baby, in many cases something that you have been waiting for a very long time! But it happens and you should not ignore it or get angry at your self for feeling that way! [...]

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Facts and Myths About Your Health in Your 30s

by mroth January 26, 2012

Busting Myths About Women’s Health There are many myths about women’s health, some of them so pervasive that even doctors believe them. Knowing what’s true and what’s not can help you identify if any changes in your health deserve some extra attention from your doctor, or if what you’re experiencing is one of these common [...]

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Rebekah’s Insights on Women’s Health Blog Contest

by mroth January 25, 2012

Share your insights on women’s health issues, whether it is general health, infertility, PCOS or any other topic that is specific to women’s health and you will have a chance to win a $150 American Express gift card! Click here to learn more! Here are Rebekah’s Insights “What a Woman Needs to Know”. She writes [...]

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What You Should Be Doing in Your Twenties To Help You to Get Pregnant in Your Thirties

by mroth January 23, 2012

If you are a woman in your 20s, planning for pregnancy might be the last thing on your mind, but we encourage you to take time now and understand steps you can take now to help reduce potential issues of getting pregnant when you are ready. Did you know 1 out of 8 couples struggle [...]

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Announcing A New Blog Series – Women’s Health Education and Share Your Personal Insights Contest

by mroth January 9, 2012

To kick off the New Year we are announcing a new blog series on Women’s Health Education and the beginning of our next blog contest! We want you to share your personal insights with the rest of our community and when you do you have a chance to win a $150 AMEX gift card. We [...]

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Cardone Reproductive Medicine & Infertility Guest Blog about Advocacy for Women’s Health

by mroth January 3, 2012

We are happy to share a great Guest Blog by Kim Murray, RN from Cardone Reproductive Medicine & Infertility in Boston, MA about how to advocate for your health – infertility. Thank you to Circle + Bloom for allowing us to be part of its Advocacy for Women’s Health series. We are honored to contribute [...]

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New Resolutions: Setting The Right Ones

by mroth December 28, 2011

Guest Blog by Anna Dewinter New Year sparks the traditional process of setting resolutions for the commencing year. It is a great time to do away with past afflictions and attempt to get rid of negative problems in your life, with goal setting help you to establish yourself on a positive path for the years [...]

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Three Things You Can Do Today to Advocate For Your Health

by mroth December 20, 2011

We’ve been talking about advocating women’s health for a while now. You understand how important it is and why it needs to be done, but maybe you’re wondering what exactly you can do to advocate for yourself and for women’s health in general? If you want to get serious about women’s health advocacy, here are [...]

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How Happy Is Dr. Oz?

by mroth December 13, 2011

An exclusive interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Andrew Weil – Guest Blog by Andrew Weil, MD, Everyday Health Happiness Editor Dr. Andrew Weil, author of the new book ‘Spontaneous Happiness,’ chats with with friend and colleague, Dr. Mehmet Oz, about the blues, beating afternoon sugar cravings (yes, he gets them too), and why [...]

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What Do You Have in Common with Christina Applegate and Alison Sweeney?

by mroth December 2, 2011

Being able to advocate for ourselves and our health is an topic of importance in today’s day and age. The truth is, it always has been – we just haven’t always recognized our power to do anything about our health until recently. In the past, we left the fate of our bodies and minds up [...]

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Fertility: A Chinese Medical Approach

by mroth November 29, 2011

Guest Blog by Aradhna Behl, L.Ac., Founder of Hoboken Acupuncture, based in Hoboken, N.J., is dedicated to providing customized treatments that include Chinese medicine practices such as acupuncture and herbology to promote overall wellness, as well as treat infertility and other conditions. Although couples often are consumed with high-tech reproductive technology, there is an alternative [...]

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Resources are Your Friend

by mroth November 17, 2011

When it comes to facing infertility, we often feel lost – sometimes even helpless. Where do we turn for the answers we need? Our doctors, try as they might, don’t always have the answers that we are looking for or the time to explain everything clearly. Fortunately, you don’t have to rely on a physician [...]

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Davina’s Advocate for Health Contest Blog Story

by mroth November 4, 2011

Share your story for our Advocate For Your Health Contest and you might win a $250 AMEX Card, click here to learn more! Here is Davina’s story of how she advocated for her health. She co-founded Fertility Within Reach a nonprofit organization where she educates the infertility community how to advocate for access to family-building [...]

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Priscilla’s Advocate for Health Contest Blog Story

by mroth November 3, 2011

Share your story for our Advocate For Your Health Contest and you might win a $250 AMEX Card, click here to learn more! Here is Priscilla’s story of how she advocated for her health and infertility. She also writes a blog A Gluten-Free Vegan Mom Who Knows that you should take a look at. If [...]

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Heather’s Advocate for Health Contest Blog Story

by mroth November 3, 2011

Share your story for our Advocate For Your Health Contest and you might win a $250 AMEX Card, click here to learn more! Here is Heather’s story of how she advocated for her health and infertility. She also writes a blog Survive Infertility and Thrive that you should take a look at. If you like [...]

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Recognizing Your Power

by mroth November 2, 2011

When it comes to their health, many women feel powerless. It’s unfortunate when you consider the fact that we really do have quite a bit of say in the care of our bodies and how we advocate for our health. Unfortunately, doctors don’t always recognize our power and, to make matters worse, we don’t stand [...]

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In Celebration of Those Who Tell Us We Can’t: Fertility From Ferocious Determination

by mroth October 26, 2011

Share your story for our Advocate For Your Health Contest and you might win a $250 AMEX Card, click here to learn more! Here is Shannon’s story of how she advocated for her health and infertility. She also writes a blog InfertilityAwakening that you should take a look at. If you like her story be [...]

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Kate’s Advocacy for Health Blog Story

by mroth October 24, 2011

Share your story for our Advocate For Your Health Contest and you might win a $250 AMEX Card, click here to learn more! Here is Kate’s story of how she advocated for her health and infertility struggles. She also writes a blog Busted Plumbing that you should take a look at. If you like her [...]

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Announcing A New Blog Series on Advocacy and Share Your Story Contest

by mroth October 18, 2011

In the coming months we are gearing up to promote the advocacy of women and women’s health. We want to share with women everywhere the things that they can do to recognize their power, how they can find the best resources and how to advocate for themselves and their health – which brings us to [...]

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Dealing with the Frustrating Symptoms of PCOS

by mroth October 12, 2011

PCOS may be one of the most misunderstood and undiagnosed conditions of our time, but those of us who suffer from it definitely understand how frustrating it can be to live with. Irregular periods, unwanted facial hair, exasperating weight gain, the list goes on… Since there is no cure for PCOS, what can a woman [...]

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Keeping Healthy During Pregnancy

by mroth September 16, 2011

We are so happy to get all of the e-mails we receive from our customers telling us they are pregnant, and how much they love our program, and are excited they are moving onto our mind+body program for Pregnancy and Delivery. We thought it would be nice to do a blog post talking about ways [...]

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