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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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what else is there?

There was a time, not so long ago, really, when I used to wake every day under the dark cloud of anxiety.  Some days, I awoke already paralyzed by fear and doubt – and – being a Type A problem solver kind of gal, would start the day with a list of all the things […]

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shine.

This was my most recent post to the online magazine I write for, Pregnancy After Loss Support. http://www.pregnancyafterlosssupport.com/shine-on-mama/ I hesitated in sharing it on this page, as the moments after pregnancy loss sure don’t feel radiant at all.  But I was thinking, that even within the sadness, I want you to find times when you […]

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Valentines Day

I woke up today and realized Valentine’s Day is around the corner.  I probably should have noticed it was coming a bit sooner.  But I didn’t, and I’m not going to worry about it.  Instead, I’m going to treat myself this year.  Nothing extravagant, nothing remarkable.  Simply this:  I’m going to write a love letter.  To […]

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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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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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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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