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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Shine on you crazy diamond (or wear one)

This is your day to shine! Make it one to remember for good reasons, for good fortune, for good. 

Shine on.


Happy National Infertility Survival Day 2012


Beverly Barna

Founder, National Infertility Survival Day 

Celebrating the Sunday before Mother's Day since 2004

Celebrating You today and always 

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

One week to set your sights, plan your party and embrace your blessings

Congratulations and best of luck to Giuliana and Bill Rancic and their family!


Just one more week until National Infertility Survival Day® 2012.


If you haven’t already, today is the perfect day to hit the mall or your favorite store wherever it might be and set your sights on something sweet. For you. A survivor. This is for my infer-sisters, and also for their spouses and anyone else who’s in infertility orbit along with them.


Trust in this. You will land eventually in a good place.


For those of you who have already glided into post-infertility life, please take this time to find a way to reach out.


No event for me this year, beyond sponsoring, by providing cards and signed books, some of the many events that have started to spring up ahead of the mother of them all, Mother's Day, in the years since I unleashed National Infertility Survival Day on a sad and unsuspecting world.


My present focus is to keep the momentum moving; it's more conceptual, existential, influential, inspirational and aspirational. (I’m told the latter is not a word. Too bad. I like it.) 


Oh, yeah, and a little bit acquisitive. I found a yummy new perfume yesterday, which I will have by this time next week, Sunday, May 6, 2012 — the Sunday before Mother’s Day. National Infertility Survival Day 2012. (Thanks, Lancôme!)


Something light, new, sweet

is so much better than tears.

Land in a good place.


All the best,


Beverly Barna


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Word on the web: 

"Very funny, brutally honest, on the mark and well written, Barna gave the world a gift when she wrote this book!"

"I have found this book to be very helpful in supporting and dealing with the emotions of my spouse as we go through our IVF journey. The book really helped me understand the delicate emotions of someone experiencing infertility and how comments like "relax", "stop worrying about it", etc. actually do more harm than help. As a result, I am much more supportive in this IVF cycles than I have been in other cycles because I changed the focus of my comments and have avoided saying the wrong thing." 

"I would recommend this book to anyone who is having difficulties getting pregnant, starting treatment, or have been through treatments to read this book. It really helped me. My husband and I went through 1 1/2 years of treatment before taking a break to get back our lives. When we decided to start back TTC after a year of nothing I bought this book and read it cover to cover in one day. It gave me the emotional strength to start over again. We are still in the process but whenever I feel down on myself I just pick the book up (which I keep next to my bed!) and read a few pages it helps me to focus and get my head back to being me and not about the problems! It helped me laugh at the treatments, my husband, and myself again!" 

"A truly excellent book. It is funny, sad, deep, and very touching."




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All best,
Beverly Barna