Shine Bright!

{come to learn: stay to get pampered} 

a HUGE thank you to all who made Shine Bright truly a

spectacular and inspiring evening

A special thank you Dr. Kris Tohtz from Serenity Family

and Dr. Jennifer Mercier of Expect A Miracle  

for their ongoing support of Shine, they believed in the organization when it was just a dream, and continue to help it grow!

 {our programs: our impact}




Shine is…. 

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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A Poem for the Trying-to-be-Mom Moms

By on May 10, 2017

A Poem for the Trying-to-be-Mom Moms

As Mother’s Day weekend quickly approaches and Father’s Day not far behind that, I understand it can be SO hard to celebrate with family and friends when you’ve been struggling to conceive. (By the way, you don’t have to force yourself to celebrate if you’re not up to it.) Below is a poem I found on the Made for Mums website that had me tearing up but left me feeling very hopeful and positive thinking.  I hope you’ll find it comforting as well.

Also, please refer back to my holiday blog to see tips on staying well when things get tough. Click here if you need an objective/relatable ear to listen.

“With every tear that falls, there is a lost heart that calls.
It calls to say I’m here, don’t despair, I will come to you
when the time is right, when you least expect me and through
the quiet night open your heart to me, accept me, I will be there
in the end.

Your wait may be long, you may get frustrated by the whole
ordeal. In the end I will be real. While others around you are
succeeding your heart goes on bleeding.

I would thank you for being patient, I would thank you for
being the kind of person who shows persistence. If it were not
for this, I may never get the chance to have an existence.
In the chaos of your day, the calm of your night, let your heart
soar and take flight.

For so many tears, for so many years you have been trying,
thinking of giving up but never doing it. In the end you just keep
on going in the hopes that I will come to you, the one who deserves me,
the one who can love me as no other can. You will be that mother that
you always wanted to be. Just you keep waiting for me.”
    -unknown writer

I’d love to hear what you think about this poem in the comments section of this post and/or on any topics that may help you along in your fertility journey.

Contact me to learn how I can support you during your fertility journey; you don’t have to tackle this alone!

Until next time. Stay well.

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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

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,