In the last two weeks, I’ve been speaking with many of my coaching clients about this one thing…. well actually a bunch of things, but it often boils down to two things:

A lack of self love

And the pursuit of perfection, and intense guilt we feel when we don’t achieve it.

And I thought you might need to hear this too.

You are human.

The next time you cave on your fertility diet, remember, you are human.

The next time you look in the mirror and see your stomach (or thighs, or arms….) and feel horrified, remember, that’s exactly what a human stomach looks like. You are human.

The next time you feel just that little bit of sadness, resentment and anger toward your totally incredible best friend because she has fallen pregnant and left you behind, remember, you are human.

The next time you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep, stop thinking ‘this is terrible for my fertility’ and show yourself some kindness. You are human.

The next time you feel like sex is the last thing on the planet you actually feel like, even though you’re ‘supposed’ to be having sex every second day during your ‘fertile window’, remember, you are human.

You have a human body.

With human emotions.

Human thoughts.

Ups. Downs. Curveballs. Joy. Sadness. Anger. Gratitude. Tension. Relief. Frustration. Sometimes together. Sometimes apart.

And you may not believe me, but you are a beautiful human being.

Perfectly imperfect.

You.