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it’s that time of year…gratitude

Gratitude. It’s that time of year.   The time of year when we are all supposed to be grateful.  When the term ‘gratitude’ doesn’t so much make you picture the abundance of autumn but instead invokes the image of punching someone in the face.  It’s messy.  Of course, gratitude is a different beast for us all, […]

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autumn love

Sweet ones.  If I can offer one opportunity for “YES TO THIS” at this time of year, it is simple – go outside.  And I’m going to keep this post very simple.  Not much needs to be said. A week later, I am still reverberating from a weekend in the middle of the woods.  I […]

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Kindness Matters.

Kindness matters. This post doesn’t have much to do with baby loss, but does have to do with compassion, which I suppose go hand in hand.  I’ve spoken of the idea before, that we never actually know what is going on in the inner workings of someone else’s life.  We don’t know what makes a […]

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seasons.

Little by little I am learning to trust the cycles, the seasons, of my life.  As I get older I am beginning to notice life moves along in ebbs in flows, in all facets, all the time.  Somewhere inside myself I had this knowledge and could sense it, but only sort of.  It is only […]

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guest post – letting go with a meditation

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Sarah – a lovely woman who has offered her experience and her wisdom to all of us.  I love how she says “I am holding onto my grief. It is as part of me as any organ.”  Sarah’s story and her guided meditation offer us a […]

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whew.

I have read that after a pregnancy, no matter how long (or short) the duration, the cells from that baby stay within the mom’s system.  Her cellular make up actually changes.  The nerd in me finds that to be absolutely mind boggling, fascinating science.  The sensitive soul inside of me finds that to be an indescribable […]

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a day out

I was just in the New York/New Jersey area for a friend’s wedding.  My husband and I went out a few days early and stayed in New York City so he could work out of the NYC office. I didn’t have to go to an office.  I had a completely free afternoon. I marched myself […]

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Return To Zero is happening!

Hello all. I’m hoping that you had a moment of peace, of nourishment, of self love on the potentially difficult day of Mother’s Day. I’m not sure how much you have followed the developments of Return To Zero, a movie based on the writer, Sean Hanish and his wife Kiley’s personal experience with still birth. […]

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mother’s day

Mother’s Day is this weekend – as I’m sure you are fully aware of. This year I have decided to post the poem I wrote on Mother’s Day the year I lost my two babies. I hope it lets you know you are loved today and always. a prayer for the mothers   “mother” is […]

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quiet time

I came across some quiet time this afternoon.  As the rains rolled in over Puget Sound, a direct opposite from yesterday’s spoiling of 72 degrees and blue skies, I could feel my whole being become very still and silent.  I reached for a book of Mary Oliver – and decided whatever poem I opened to, […]

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