A Re-Framing of Father’s Day

A Re-Framing of Father’s Day

There is a range of ways that men encounter the struggle of a fertility journey. For some, male fertility struggles are experienced when one’s reproductive ability is challenged. For others, as in my case, I grappled with how to emotionally support my wife through the fertility process. As someone who always wanted to be a dad, it was also difficult to persevere during an indefinite and prolonged family-building journey. Though our individual circumstances may differ, when you are struggling to grow your family, Father’s Day can be painful and isolating.

From Roots to Fallen Leaves: How End-of-Life Traditions Can Apply to Those Trying to Conceive

From Roots to Fallen Leaves: How End-of-Life Traditions Can Apply to Those Trying to Conceive

Life is so fragile from beginning to end. We are all familiar with the fragility of end of life—even if we may not be fully comfortable facing the emotions that surround death and loss, we at least have terminology for this life phase and it is socially acceptable to discuss that seemingly insurmountable life challenge in public.