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Women’s Health Professional Exhibitors Include:

Panel Sponsor:

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Vios Fertility

Ray of Light Sponsors:

Chicago Women's Health Group

Chicago Women’s Health Group

Serenity Family WellnessExpect A Miracle

Dr. Kristine Tohtz – Serenity Family Wellness & Dr. Jennifer Mercier – Expect A Miracle

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Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation

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Oak St. Social

Bright Benefactor Sponsors:

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Galen Pharmaceuticals

Healthy Jasmine

Jasmine Jafferali – Healthy Jasmine & doTERRA Essential Oils

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Rebecca Gruenspan – RG Adoption Consulting & Arbonne

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The Blossom Method

Shining Star Supporter Sponsors:

Athletico

Centered Therapy Chicago

ConceiveAbilities

Diana Zic: Fertility Health Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher

Fertility Centers of Illinois

Fertility IQ

Five Point Holistic Health

Proholistic Chiropractic

Third Coast Birth

Pampering By:

Massage – Barrett Pitts & Gayle Force Massage

Skin Care – 

Hair Styling & Make-Up – Salon Blonde

Manicures – Naturally Chic Nails

Dresses – Oak Dresses

Jewelry – Gina Ussel

Jewelry – Mojo Owl

  

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Shine is….  a Light on Fertility

Shine is a nonprofit organization that supports women through their fertility journey by providing free mentorship, support and education to empower and promote a proactive approach to fertility and women’s health.  

  • Shine’s mentorship program, Fertility Friends, pairs a new member with someone who has successfully completed their fertility journey. Mentors provide one-on-one support to individuals or couples, helping to alleviate the emotional, mental and physical stresses associated with infertility, and through compassion and education, empower new members to confront the journey that lies ahead. 

  • Shine’s monthly open forums, Shine Together, provides a safe, comfortable space for participants to share thoughts, ask questions, and learn from the experiences of other members during their journey to fertility. 

  • Shine’s professional seminars and community events, Shine Through, educates participants about women’s health and wellness, and empowers them to become self-advocates during their journey. 

Shine is a unique community where members come together to support one another while celebrating the successes and battling the challenges of fertility. Its three core programs take a holistic approach to fertility by offering social, emotional and educational support to individuals and couples during their fertility journey.

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Has the Pressure of a “New Year, a New You” gotten to you yet? It’s has me….

By on February 9, 2017

Has the Pressure of a “New Year, a New You” gotten to you yet? It’s has me….

by Diana Zic, contributing partner

Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of a “New Year, a New You” to get yourself motivated to get rid of the old things, thoughts, people, etc. that weigh you down and focus on good things ahead; but if you’re like me (Type A personality: impatient, outgoing, ambitious, aggressive, competitive) I want everything already done by now (February 1st) and be working on something new! I know crazy; I’m working on this 😉 So, needless to say, my “New Year, a New You” is a large one! Grow my businesses (health coaching and yoga biz), get pregnant, network more, and, oh, make money so I can eat (exaggerating, but you get the picture)! 

So if you’re like me, keep reading below for some tips on how I keep moving forward without losing my Sh$%. I hope it helps some of you Type A’s out there! Also, a free 12 minute audio mediation I created for you to try!

If your looking for one-on-one-guidance with your 2017 goals Click here to schedule an appointment. 

1. Keep eating well. It’s February and you may have fallen off the eating well bandwagon, but it’s not too late to get back on board! I truly believe you are what you eat. It’s so important for the mind and body to stay nourished with good foods! See my prior blog which can apply to people that aren’t trying to be fertile as well. Also, provides the 2016 Dirty Dozen. 
http://dianazic.liveefdditaurora.com/service/blog/2016/11/16/curious-if-eating-certain-foods-help-your-fertility

2. Meditate. I know, I know, it’s quite the popular thing to say now, but it’s real. Taking some quiet time each day to sift through your thoughts from the day really helps to clear the mind and keep the thoughts moving, think bad thoughts out positive in! Also, I find it helps me sleep better. 

If you’re someone who’s trying to get prego (you or your partner) keeping stress at a minimum is best for the body. Meditation of all types has been known to help stressed out individuals. See study from the Mayo Clinic for more details: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/meditation/in-depth/meditation/art-20045858 

Side note: If you’re not ready for any of these options just yet, I recommend a meditation coloring book (yes, you can color as an adult, I won’t tell).

3. Set daily goals. If you’re like me, you’ll need guidance each day to keep you from getting stuck on one project or from trying to do too much in one day and being exhausted, or getting nothing done at all. My recommendation is choosing three goals/tasks that NEED to be done that day; once those are complete, feel free to add others. This should keep you focused and free from being overwhelmed before you even get started. (If you are having trouble, or want help, with setting goals, well, this is where my services can help you!)

4. Keep moving! Last but not least, exercising daily does wonders for our minds (of course our bodies too!). It helps to turn on the “happy chemicals” in our brains called endorphins. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere like myself, sun is limited this time of year, so exercising is a must to improve your mood. According to a study from Harvard Health Blog: “We are governed by circadian rhythms, our body’s natural clock that helps regulate important functions including sleep/wake cycles and mood. These rhythms can be thrown off by the winter season.”

What tools have you found to keep you sane while you’re becoming the “New You”? I’d love to hear from you!

Click below on my website link to schedule an appointment or sign up for my monthly newsletter!
www.dianazic.com

Free 12 minutes of meditation!

 
Diana Zic 
Fertility Health Coach and RYT 200 
www.dianazic.com
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Considering Frozen Donor Eggs? Here Are 5 Important Things to Think About

By on May 16, 2016

Considering Frozen Donor Eggs? Here Are 5 Important Things to Think About by: Heidi Hayes | CEO | Donor Egg Bank USA If you have tried repeated cycles of traditional IVF with your own eggs but have not been successful,

4 Benefits of “do-it-yourself” Ovulation Testing and Tracking

By on December 18, 2015

By Helen Denise After graduating from college, I focused on working with women. I’ve heard many of their stories but noticed that one key issue and theme kept coming up. “Can I become pregnant today?” “Is today a safe day

We Read To Know We’re Not Alone

By on November 18, 2015

by Tegan Wren “We read to know we’re not alone.” That’s one of my favorite quotations from one of my favorite writers, C. S. Lewis. When my husband and I were experiencing infertility, we felt isolated. In a hushed whisper,

Why You Should Care About Your Fertility Health: A Blog Collection | #ShineALightChi

By on July 19, 2015

Why You Should Care About Your Fertility Health by Katie O’Connor, Founder Shine: A Light On Fertility   First I’ll hit ya with some stats Infertility is far more common than most people think. According to the American Society of