Tag Archives | grief support

gentle.

The first thing I say to a mama traveling this difficult path is a seemingly simple message. Be gentle, I say. Be gentle.   And I think, somewhere, that resonates and perhaps she hears me.  But more often than not, I think, we hear that, make a few minor adjustments to allow for some space in our lives, […]

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pausing to remember

When people have asked me the standard Back To School question, “How was your summer?” I’ve responded mostly with the only answer that seems sufficient. Good seems inadequate to describe it all, Crazy seems too flip – as there was a lot of depth to the all-over-the place times. Full. Full Is the word I’ve been […]

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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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Guest Post (and some art inspiration)

Meet Nikki.  A few weeks ago, Nikki shared some beautiful and inspiring art work with me – I knew I needed to share her painting with you all, and also wanted to share her story.  I asked her to write about her painting, and she happily obliged, hoping it might help someone else walking this […]

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farewell to a friend

It has actually been a few weeks since I started this post.  I keep having trouble figuring out exactly what I want to say, but I feel like it is time to find completion, whatever that may be for now.  Bear with me, folks. I can’t seem to write what I want to say, so […]

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November’s Gratitude

Hello there dear one. It is Thanksgiving week – the week we are supposed to surround ourselves in all things grateful.  Well. Personally, having experienced a Thanksgiving 3 weeks after my first miscarriage, I am all too aware that it can be a challenge to find gratitude at times.  It can hurt  – really really […]

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