I spent yesterday at the Green Mom’s Meet Summit in Philadelphia (I love when awesome conferences happen so close to home!). It was nice to spend the day doing something that was work-oriented but connection-based instead of deadline-driven. That felt like expansion to me (you can read more about the Expansion Experiment here).
While hanging out with some new mom friends, I had the opportunity to hear from some wonderful speakers, try new products, and participate in workshops. My favorite part of the day happened when I was walking back from lunch with a mom I had just met. As we were walking and sharing our stories, the sky opened up and we got soaked! Running through the streets of Philadelphia getting completely drenched felt incredibly refreshing. Going back into the air-conditioned building, not so much, but it was worth it.
These moments when we find ourselves in unexpected situations can be great reminders of how we want to be living our lives. That run through the rain taught me that I can worry less about the weather and focus more on having fun. I could have grumbled about it, wished that I’d brought an umbrella, and spent the afternoon uncomfortable in my wet clothes. Instead, it filled me with such joy! I swapped my long sleeve shirt for my sweater (which stayed dry in my bag), and I enjoyed some hot tea to help warm me up while my skirt dried.
Yesterday was a great opportunity to learn from unexpected experiences and to learn from others. Today I want to share with you a key point that Dr. Lawrence Rosen brought up at the summit. He said that, “prevention and wellness creation always trumps treatment.” He bases his pediatric practice on this philosophy, and as you know, this is very much in line with the philosophy of Womb to World Wellness, especially when it comes to preparing for pregnancy.
When you look at wellness creation in the context of preconception and pregnancy planning you begin to see that you can feel empowered and confident about your child’s health before he or she is even conceived. That is truly amazing.
This idea of doing what you can naturally and preventatively before turning to treatment and medication is not new – it’s what we’ve done for centuries. In society today, we are often looking for a quick fix and to many people that means turning to a bottle of pills as a first resort.
When it comes to fertility and pregnancy, you can rack up some big bills pretty quickly, but you might be overlooking some simple and effective things that could significantly help you.
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to check out my free e-book, 30 Tips to Boosting Fertility, to get you started (link is to your right).
I’d also love to know what you think about what Dr. Rosen said, so please share in the comments below!
Peace, Love, and Wellness,
I wish I could have gone to this. Looks like a great time.
This looked like a wonderful conference! I wish that I could have made it! Maybe next year:)
It was an awesome conference! I came home so energized with lots of notes. I definitely agree with Dr. Rosen. Since I’ve been focusing on eating better and taking supplements, I’m much healthier than I was a few years ago. Having 4 kids close together plus stress from a family issue really took its toll on my health.
I am so happy I got to meet you face to face. BTW, I’m terrible with names and great with faces so I apologize for seeming a little off at first.
Isn’t that true for most things? Prevention is cheaper and easier than treating the issue later.