• Let the light in.

    Let The Light In

    March 12, 2018

    Bleak. Exhausting. Raw. There will be plenty of days like this. You know the ones. The days when no matter how hard you try, you cannot manage to see past the pain, when the weight of it all feels far beyond what you can bear. The days when the future seems nothing short of daunting,…

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  • Will I Be This Sad Forever?

    March 11, 2018

    In the face of acute loss, the sadness can be overwhelming. It can cloud so much of life that not only can you not see any light, but you wonder if perhaps there is no light to be seen. You may also be faced with a conundrum. The idea of staying in such a state…

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  • healing grief

    Grief Can Heal In The Most Unconventional Ways

    March 6, 2018

    When your child dies, it defies the natural order of things. Confuses the senses. Logical becomes illogical. You begin to question everything you ever knew about life. A mother’s arms should never be that empty. It changes her in ways she can’t explain or comprehend. I remember trying to prepare myself for what life would…

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  • Take Care Of You

    March 1, 2018

    I recently started reading a fictional book about a woman suffering from a severe case of post-partum depression. The character’s resentment and detachment from her baby, although primarily due to the condition she suffered from, was excruciating to read and so I stopped reading.  I could not allow myself to invest any more time in…

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  • Fight for Hope and Light

    February 28, 2018

    Recently I was out to celebrate the milestone thirtieth birthday of one of my dearest girlfriends. As we dug into our appetizer of deep-fried pickles, I asked what she wanted her thirtieth year to look like. Did she have special goals? Did she want thirty to look much different than twenty-nine, or had it been…

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  • What Love Can Do

    February 25, 2018

    They said they hoped I wouldn’t change. But, I did.  How could I not? They said they hoped I would still laugh. I didn’t for a while but eventually, it returned. They said they were worried about me because I still said his name after 2 years. I was so stunned I just told them…

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  • Only once I became comfortable with my grief did I find any peace

    Getting Comfortable With My Grief

    February 24, 2018

    How do you learn to get comfortable with your grief? It is so all-consuming that you soon learn to hate it, wishing it would just go away. But what if fighting against it only makes it worse? Accepting that grief is a part of your new life may be the key. When I held my…

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