• Being Mindful in Grief

    Being Mindful In Grief

    June 4, 2018

    In the beginning, after my daughter died, my mind was a mess of thoughts. They were very much connected to feelings of anger, jealousy, vindictiveness, and the like. Many of these emotions were unfamiliar to me in any sort of continuous pattern, and I was thrown off guard by them. They further served to isolate…

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  • Seraching for Meaning In Loss happens in grief

    Searching For Meaning In Loss

    May 10, 2018

    The day that irrevocably changed my life began simply with hope. My baby girl appeared to be improving in so many tiny yet remarkable ways until she unexpectedly took her last breath. At that moment, darkness wrapped itself around me and enveloped my very existence. My worldview was irrevocably altered, and I discovered that the…

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  • Growing Up With Grief

    Growing Up With Grief

    April 12, 2018

    Imagine growing up in a world where grief is not only accepted but understood to be a healthy part of life. A world that appreciates that grief has no end, where compassion exists for those whose loved ones have died. This is the world that I hope my daughter is growing up in. My first-born…

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  • What I Wish I Had Known Before My VBAC

    What I Wish I Had Known Before My VBAC

    March 8, 2018

    After my first daughter’s birth, I wish someone had said to me that a cesarean birth is a birth all the same. It does not mean that you failed. Or that your body is broken. Or that you are not a good mother. Rather, it means you did everything you could to try for the…

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  • pregnancy after loss

    5 Sweet Ways To Support A Friend’s Pregnancy After Loss

    February 8, 2018

    When I became pregnant one year after the loss of my daughter, a part of me wanted to announce our pregnancy right away, to share this wonderful news with the world. But another part of me didn’t want to risk it, to feel any more vulnerability in this life after loss. Just as I was…

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  • Reflections from a Grief Retreat

    January 11, 2018

    Seven couples came together for a long weekend of grief and healing in northwestern Wisconsin. We were all in different places in our grief journeys and various distances from when we last saw our children, one month to over a year. Yet there was one constant, we all missed our children unequivocally. While men and…

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  • Am I Doing This Right?

    December 14, 2017

      In the first few weeks and months after my daughter died, I felt lost in a world that no longer made sense. I had a hard time concentrating on anything for any length of time. The urge to physically do something, anything, was palpable. I wanted to run or to do yoga. But my…

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