Ok Bleeps... let's all join hands and come together in the circle. Focus on your inner eye, and communicate with Mother Earth. Use Dragon's Breath... in one nostril and out the other. Are you feeling at One with your being? No? Here, smoke the incense, and chant "Spermie Wormie, Spermie Wormie" while skipping in a circles around a bowl full of chicken gizzards.
Still not working? Have you tried doing three back flips while chugging a Maca smoothie, then dive into Downward Warthog. When the moon is full, make love on top of a 11 Pumpkin pies. Then wrap your abdomen in cloth soaked in snake oil.
Here's the other thing that happened:
Yeah, it surprised the hell out of me too. To a PCOS gal, it's a special day when we ovulate. It's a legendary day when we ovulate AND you can confirm it on an OPK (ovulation predictor kit). For whatever reason, our particular plumbing problems make it hard to detect ovulation on an OPK. The only thing I had done differently that month was this program. At the end of the month, I felt like I had focused my energy on fertility in a positive and constructive manner rather than in a worrisome, fretful way. Like I had Superman laser vision, and it burned right into my ovaries! Bend to my will, Ovaries! Bend, damn you!
Nothing magical happened at the end of the month, I didn't get preggo. The holidays happened, Aunt Flo came to visit ON Christmas morning (how thoughtful of her, Merry Christmas to me). And new cycle began.
And in my infinite flakiness, I forgot to start my Circle+Bloom program again. Aside from that, did EVERYTHING the same... fertility drugs (Femara), acupuncture, etc. Only this month I did NOT ovulate. Stupid ovaries. And now I have to take progesterone to force Aunt Flo to visit. (Sigh)
So, that's my bottom line. Last month I ovulated when I used Circle+Bloom, and this month I didn't use it and I didn't ovulate. A scientific study? Not so much. But for me, it's enough to keep me on the program from here on out. But there is plenty of science out there that talks about the importance of stress reduction and the mind/body connection. What do you mean, which studies? What do I look like, your science teacher? But you can check them out on Circle+Bloom's site (nerd).
Long story short, my opinion is this: Yes, it's a little cheesy sometimes. Yes, I felt a little touchy-feely doing guided meditation. But I sleep better, I ovulated, and I felt all warm and fuzzy inside. I can't scientifically prove it, but I'm pretty sure it made my little Grinch heart grow ten times in size. I love it. I'm a true believer.
Of course, they could have put subliminal messages in the program to make me say I love it. But that's for you to decide. It would certainly explain why I cluck like a chicken every time Simon Cowell appears on TV.
And here's the best news of all... You can win your very own Circle+Bloom program! And it comes pre-loaded on an IPOD SHUFFLE!!! (You can choose a pink or green one)
I know, it's frickin' awesome. Circle+Bloom's fertility program, and an iPod Shuffle, for free!
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The Contest will end on midnight on Monday, February 15th (President's Day), and I will announce the winner the next day.
Disclosure: The Circle+Bloom program was provided to me free of cost to try out. I received no financial remuneration, and my opinion was not influenced in any way by money or any other compensation. Like anyone could influence my opinion anyways.
Thanks for entering, and good luck!!