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    The Bereaved Mother: A True Superhero

    July 22, 2018

    The bereaved mother is a warrior. Each day she faces the world whilst carrying the greatest of pain. Each day she lives while her child does not. Each day she fights to stay standing as grief tries to tear her down. The bereaved mother is a superhero. She survives, she thrives, thanks to superpowers gifted…

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    Releasing Emotions Without Fear Of Judgement

    July 21, 2018

    When tragedy strikes most of us don’t know how to release our emotions naturally and safely. Instead, we tend to bottle them up. Afraid of being judged by others we hide the agony of our loss. Quite possibly, we’ll scream when no one hears or sob uncontrollably in the car. I know I did and…

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  • While this person I’ve become carries incredible pain within her heart, she is so much more than the trauma she has faced.

    This Person I’ve Become

    July 20, 2018

    I am not the person I once was. Child loss leaves no relationship untouched, no personal belief unquestioned. I can no longer look at the world with unwavering optimism or subscribe to mantras that oversimplify the human experience. “Everything happens for a reason.” After witnessing my own child die in my arms, I cannot possibly…

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  • Terrains of grief are part of the process

    The Grief Process: More Like The Terrains of Grief

    July 11, 2018

    One minute you are singing on the highest mountain top, blissfully unaware of the impending rockslide, and the next you become buried within the deepest, darkest hole, covered in the rubble of child loss. Just three hours before “the call” my children and I gathered around our six-month-old baby boy to enjoy extra morning kisses,…

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  • Sharing Infant loss: Social realities: person holding finger over their mouth to say be quiet

    Sharing Infant Loss: Three Annoying Social Realities

    July 10, 2018

    Allow me to address a topic that our modern “happy” world easily dismisses. Are you ready for it? Here it comes: I had a baby who died. I’m a survivor of infant loss. My daughter passed away when she was a day old. This is part of my truth. Yet, I often feel an expectation…

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    Thanks For Praying For Me But I’m Tired of Prayers

    July 6, 2018

    Four years into grieving for my daughter, I’ve grown tired of hearing that someone is praying for me. The sentiment is nice, but I find myself wondering what that really means. It’s one of the trigger phrases along with “everything happens for a reason” and any nonsense about “karma” that make me cringe. I grew…

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    Why We Need To Talk About Child Loss

    July 4, 2018

    Why do we need to talk about child loss, when it is so hard… When are we met with silence? When people just don’t get it, unless they have experienced it themselves? When all we need is to be understood and taken care of because grieving sucks all our energy? It seems pointless but it’s…

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