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3 Things Stress Reduction Strategy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kbr4dLhJkk Lisa Schuman, founder of The Center for Family Building, shares a personal tip about reducing stress. SOCIAL Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010425692362 ...
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Genetics and choosing a donor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nrfuRXbJTE Lisa Schuman, founder of The Center for Family Building, gives some tips about selecting your donor based on appearance ...
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Get your body moving and change your mood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GyKnxsxkWA Lisa Schuman, founder of The Center for Family Building, suggests a morning exercise routine to get your blood pumping ...
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How to deal with inappropriate comments from family during the holidays

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3eHCTJqMaU Lisa Schuman, founder of The Center for Family Building, explains how to deal with inappropriate comments from family during ...
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Where are you in the 5 stages of change?

As the winter approaches, it is natural to be reminded of the changes in season, and in life. The cooler ...
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Rethinking The Traditional Family Structure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djt__kDwaf4   Lisa Schuman, founder of The Center for Family Building, gives you more informative tips about your donor for ...
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A Sweet Thought for Calming Your Nerves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XngzeczcTsA   Lisa Schuman, founder of The Center for Family Building, gives you more informative tips about your donor for ...
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Your Donor and Anonymity

Lisa Schuman, founder of The Center for Family Building, gives you more informative tips about your donor for you and ...
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The Donor Day Myth

Lisa Schuman, founder of The Center for Family Building, debunks a few donor myths on this episode of Donor Week. ...
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getting on the same page with your partner

What to do when you and your partner are not on the same page

Partner A: I want to be hopeful. Partner B: I am afraid to be hopeful. Both points of view are ...
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How to talk to your children when they come out for the first time

Lisa Schuman, founder of The Center for Family Building, speaks on The Local Live about how parents can talk to ...
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How to plan with your medical doctor for the best treatment

Lisa Schuman is a licensed clinical social worker and Founder Director of The Center for Family Building, the former Chair ...
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National Coming Out Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9pEl3YqSE0   Lisa Schuman, founder of The Center for Family Building, gives you more informative tips about your donor for ...
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Coming out with your struggle, no matter what it is

Carrie Underwood recently joined Gwyneth Paltrow, Andy Cohen, Pink, Courtney Cox, Jenna Wolfe, and other celebrities in bringing fertility treatment ...
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6 Steps to Feeling the Way You Want to Feel

Lisa Schuman, founder of The Center for Family Building, shows you six simple steps to start feeling the way to ...
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Strategies for Dealing with Infertility Stress and Managing Relationships

Lisa Schuman, founder of The Center for Family Building, speaks to EggDonationFriends about infertility and stress for their #IVFWEBINARS series. ...
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Making the Most out of the End of Summer

Many therapists and self-help gurus agree that taking steps to change your mood can help you feel more empowered and ...
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Family on a stroll in the woods.

Plan ahead: How to talk to friends and family about your journey

Families who have non-genetically related children regularly confront many issues. One of these issues concerns the curiosity that many people ...
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Bring Back That Lovin’ Feeling…

When you are trying to build a family or care for your family, it’s likely that you have moments when ...
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Rework Your Resolution

Hello! The Center for Family Building wants to help you achieve your New Years Resolutions! Please watch this video to ...
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A Lifebook for Donor Conceived and Adopted Children

Tune in to Lisa Schuman, LCSW as she discusses a helpful tool for donor conceived and adopted children.
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3 Ways to Find Happiness While Trying to Conceive TTC

Join us for "Lunch with Lisas," as Lisa Schuman, RMACT's Director of Mental Health Services, and Lisa Rosenthal, RMACT's Patient ...
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Gratitude

Lisa Schuman, LCSW, RMACT's Director of Mental Health Services, shares her take on gratitude and how it can be incorporated ...
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Lisa Schuman “Frenamies”

Lisa Schuman, Director of The Center For Family building, discusses "frenamies" and how to deal with these sort of relationships ...
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Talking With Our Kids About the Vegas Shooting

Lisa Talks with The Local Live about how to talk to our kids about the Vegas shooting.
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Surviving the BBQ

Join RMACT's Lisa Schuman, Director of Mental Health Services, and Lisa Rosenthal, Patient Advocate, for the first installment of "Lunch ...
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Coping With Father’s Day…While You’re Still Waiting

For those of you who are trying to conceive, Father’s Day might be a day that you wish you could ...
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Why #LGBTQFamiliesDay Means So Very Much

For many years now, I have been advocating, supporting, educating and assisting LGBTQ couples and individuals to build the family ...
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Family Stories

Last weekend I had the privilege of running a program called “Family Stories” at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender ...
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Discussing Weight vs Health with your Patients

A diagnosis of PCOS can cause a patient to accumulate unwanted pounds and not be in an ideal state to ...
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Getting Unplugged and Family Building

There is so much discussion in the media these days about excessive attachment to the internet and the importance of ...
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How to Bring Your Sexy Back When Trying to Conceive TTC

Even when you’re seeking help from science to conceive, feeling connected to your partner is important. During fertility treatment, we ...
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A Little Valentine’s Day Advice For People Waiting for Their Baby

Energy flows where your attention goes. But not in the way you may think. When you have a problem, your ...
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A weekly skype call may be good for you and your gestational carrier.

A weekly skype call may be good for you and your gestational carrier. I have been working in the field ...
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Emotions of Choosing an Egg Donor

FAIRFAX EGGBANK, December 20, 2017 Written by Lisa Schuman, LCSW, a seasoned mental health professional who leads The Center for ...
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Give the gift of time

Give the gift of time and your children are more likely to give you the gift of willingness. Time is ...
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The Holiday Season’s Biggest Grinch: Infertility

The holidays can be the happiest time of the year… or the saddest. According to the National Institutes of Health, ...
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Negotiate with your partner for a better family life

When you have children there are so many decisions to be made.  Do you feed on demand or on schedule, ...
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Having a guide can make the journey so much better.

This summer I took a hike with a guide in the Grand Canyon. I wanted to go on a guided ...
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Being Your Child’s Advocate: When “Just Try Harder” Doesn’t Work.

Despite the ever-widening public understanding and acceptance of emotional or learning differences, it is still difficult for parents to accept ...
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Choosing Non Genetic Parenthood

So, you want to find a donor or birthparent who possesses qualities you see in yourself, or perhaps even better? ...
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Egg freezing and mental health with psychotherapist Lisa Schuman

There’s good news about egg freezing. There has been a steady rise in the acceptance and excitement around using egg ...
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Non-genetic parenthood and your child’s birth story. Don’t personalize it.

Non-genetic parenthood is complicated.  As a result, disclosure to family, friends and the outside world, the way we see our ...
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When you’re trying to conceive, what can you do to help the process along?

Struggling to build your family can be one of the most distressing experiences a person can face.  Infertility treatment can ...
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Cure The Winter Blues

The Local Live #102 Cure The Winter Blues Guests: Lisa Schuman - Psychotherapist & Director at The Center for Family ...
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