Author Archives: Anne Belden

Three Simple Steps to Calming Our Bodies

Here is my latest blog post on Fertility Authority. At my 2015 Mind/Body Fertility Retreat  we learned and practiced this. Even if you aren’t trying to conceive, this is a great tool to keep handy in your life boat. We all get stressed from time to time and our bodies tell us…we just have to listen.

https://www.fertilityauthority.com/blog/anne-belden/2015/3/13/three-steps-calming-our-bodies-during-infertility

The Power of Coaching

Autopoeisis ,a Greek word meaning “self” ( auto ) and creation” ( poeisis ); also defined as “ a system capable of maintaining itself”. I love this word in relation to my work as a Fertility and Adoption Coach because it reflects the heart of what I do : supporting people  as they build theirContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Thanksgiving Lime Jello Mold

Print Thanksgiving Lime Jello Mold Author: Anne Belden Recipe type: Side dish Cuisine: American Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  2 hours Total time:  2 hours 15 mins Serves: 8 servings   This recipe is straight from my Mom’s age old recipe files. She made it every year on Thanksgiving. You may not think ” jello mold” when youContinue Reading

Tales From the Wandering Womb~The wedding ring

In most cultures the wedding ring has been worn on the left “ring” finger – why? In ancient times, it was believed that a vein ran directly from that finger to the heart ! Traditionally the ring was gold because gold is the purest metal, thus symbolizing virginity.

Fertility Authority Blog: Words Unleashed

The power of writing – the written word can move emotional mountains. Read my blog, hosted by Fertility Authority, here: http://www.fertilityauthority.com/blog/anne-belden/2014/11/13/words-unleashed

Fertility Authority Blog: Calm Seas~Fertile Lands

Fertility Authority hosts a wealth of info on all things fertility related, including , as of today a blog by me — Calm Seas~Fertile Lands. Each blog will have some sort of mind/body  exercise or strategy to try to help calm your senses and sooth your soul as you work on building your family.  Today’sContinue Reading

Tales of the Wandering Womb ~ “Gossip”

The word ” gossip” originally meant a woman attending during childbirth, who was therefore also a godparent. Because men were not allowed in the birthing chamber, but left to stand outside wondering what all the women were doing and  saying, anxiety and distrust grew among the male ranks. Thus, eventually, “gossip” came to mean unbridled,idleContinue Reading

Will the Real Mom Please Stand Up?

“So, which of you is the real Mom?” This is the kind of question, amongst many others, that LGBTQ families hear when they are out and about with their children, which thankfully is happening in growing numbers, even though the sensitivity of questions has yet to catch up.  According to the 2010 census, 111,000 sameContinue Reading

The Sweetness of Lifelong Friendship

With my daughter having just left for college this year, I am turning ( even more ) of my attention to nurturing friendships. It’s hugely important to me and for most of my friends as we move into a new phase of parenting adult children who live far away. So a few weeks ago myContinue Reading

Chinese New Year Peanut Noodles

Print Chinese New Year Peanut Noodles Author: Anne Belden Recipe type: Easy Cuisine: Chinese Prep time:  20 mins Total time:  20 mins Serves: 2-4   My kids always loved these simple to make peanut noodles. Ingredients ½ pound spaghetti or angel hair pasta ½ cup creamy peanut butter ¼ cup rice vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon sesameContinue Reading