• Navigating the Unknown: Loving Again After Loss

    March 9, 2017

    I’ve always been interested in the stories of inspiration after loss. The stories of resilience, and hope, and healing. Grief is heavy, and after experiencing the loss of our own daughter at 20 weeks I longed for someone to support me in lifting the heaviness. I needed to hear the stories of other women who…

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  • Your Story Doesn’t End With Grief: Creating Your Next Chapter.

    October 19, 2016

    This life, it’s your story. Stories are a journey. There’s love, heartbreak, failure, pain, struggle, happiness, and sometimes there’s grief too. Grief. It’s your story right now. And that story probably feels like a tragic tale with a cliffhanger that’s left you wondering if there’s a happy ending waiting for you at the end. Your…

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  • Vacations, Henna, Healing, and a GIVEAWAY

    September 21, 2016

    Family Vacation. Not words I thought I’d want to utter after losing our precious first daughter and most certainly not something I thought I’d ever enjoy again. The last true ‘vacation’ we took was just after losing Bella. It didn’t feel much like carefree getaway though. It was more like an escape, from a cruel…

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  • Exposed

    September 19, 2016

    Time stands still Beauty in all she is I will be brave I will not let anything Take away What’s standing in front of me Every breath Every hour Has come to this ~Christina Perri~ I stepped into her photography studio, silk and lace and heels tucked cautiously away optimistically apprehensive. After 3 years it…

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  • Always with us

    September 7, 2016

    Last holiday season our family found Bella in the most unlikely of places. The gift tags on the Christmas tree at Nordstrom. I’m used to finding her in the darkness of our bedroom as I’m drifting off to sleep. Or in the rays of light streaming through our windows during a sunny day. Or in…

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  • How To Find Your New Identity After Loss

    August 31, 2016

    The days after losing her, I felt like my heart had been ripped out of my body. At 28, I had luckily escaped gut-wrenching loss up until Bella died when I was 20 weeks pregnant. Both of my parents were still living, I had healthy friends and extended family. I did lose two grandparents when I…

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  • Unlikely Gratitude This Thanksgiving

    August 30, 2016

    Tomorrow Americans will be sitting down with family and friends for their annual Thanksgiving meal. It’s a time for us to come together, break bread, carve turkey, dig into mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. But more so, it’s a time to reflect upon appreciation, gratitude, and give thanks for the many blessings in our…

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