• It felt like losing everything

    Losing Everything and Myself Along the Way

    July 17, 2018

    Someone once told me my story reminded them of Job.  I’m not sure that’s a life one hopes to copy, nor that I’ve endured quite the tragedy as he, but I’ve had my share of loss. In 2005, my husband and I would barely survive a motorcycle wreck.  A distracted driver ran a stop sign…

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  • Control (Or Lack Thereof)

    July 11, 2018

    There are a lot of things in my life I feel like I cannot control. Some are my struggle with weight-loss, my children’s behavior, and certainly not the fact that my twins died just a day after they were born. When I was a young girl, my room was SO messy. Disgusting, actually. It drove…

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  • 5 Ways To Care For Yourself After Miscarriage

    5 Ways to Care for Yourself After Miscarriage

    July 7, 2018

    Miscarriage can impact every part of our lives. At least, it did for me. By the time I finished undergoing the physical process of the loss, I felt like I did not know who I was. I did not know what day it was, only that I had been in bed for almost a week.…

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  • A plate of doughuts - overcoming grief sabotage

    Overcoming Grief Sabotage

    June 24, 2018

    As a grieving parent, do you struggle to let go of bad habits? Do you feel that you’ll never find the motivation to break them? Me too. It’s been two years since I gave birth to my fifth, and last, child. I’m carrying weight I don’t need, more than baby weight… grief weight. Six years…

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  • Fear and anxiety can grip you after loss, so here are some tips.

    Managing Fear And Anxiety After Loss

    June 15, 2018

    To say I was fearful after my daughter died would be an understatement. I was suddenly acutely aware that anyone I loved could be taken at any moment. The fear and anxiety were relentless. It was less of “Life is precious,” and more of “This could be the last time we ever speak, hug, see…

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  • 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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  • Postpartum Depression after Miscarriage

    May 20, 2018

    Mothers who have given birth in the first or second trimester are not immune to postpartum depression because the length of their pregnancy was shorter than desired. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, indicators of Postpartum Depression (PPD) can include: Feeling sad, hopeless, empty, or overwhelmed Crying more often than usual or for…

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