Tag: Grief

  • Why I Do Not Use the Word Miscarriage

    Why I Do Not Use the Word Miscarriage

    Miscarriage. I hate this word. Do you know what it means? In medical terms, it is defined as the loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. Please take a moment and say those words to yourself. How did they make you feel? When used in a medical situation, I have found my doctors and nurses…

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  • Dear Friends: A Letter of Conviction

    Dear Friends: A Letter of Conviction

    My friends, Where do I even begin? How do we put the pieces of the world back together when you find that they never really were together? How do we fix our society when you learn that it has always been broken? How do we begin the healing when so many are hurting deeply on…

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  • Being Present in the Storm

    Being Present in the Storm

    My friends, the storm is real. Life has changed. I see your loss, your pain, your sorrow. And I will not take that away from you. Those feelings are valid. And I am here to listen and not judge. During this season of isolation, sudden change, so many unknowns, you may feel like your very…

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  • Beginning Healthy Grief: How Do I Start?

    Beginning Healthy Grief: How Do I Start?

    Dear friend, I am so sorry you are here. I wish I could sit with you in this moment and be a safe place as you ride the storm. Know that I am with you in spirit and you can reach out to me (Contact Me at the top) if you would like to share…

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  • Give Me Permission to Feel

    Give Me Permission to Feel

    Mama bear rant first! If you don’t have kids, bear with me (pun intended!) and I promise it will be worth it! Want to know one of my biggest pet peeves? When people tell kids “shake it off”, “quit crying”, “stop being angry”. First off, I would livid if someone told me that. As an…

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  • Push Pause on Your Grief

    Push Pause on Your Grief

    In the early days of grief, I felt so overwhelmed by the emotional weight of my loss. I could barely get out of bed and constantly cried. It was the first thing I thought of when I woke up and I fell asleep crying. I was in the very midst of severe depression (please, if…

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  • My Grief Journey in One Word: Gratitude

    My Grief Journey in One Word: Gratitude

    My friends, after I lost Halia, I had to do so much soul searching. One of the first things that laid heavy on my heart was thinking about my own death… How did I want those closest to me to grieve? Would I want Nick, my husband, to bury himself in work or be curled…

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  • Grief is Not a Bad Word

    Grief is Not a Bad Word

    Grief. What a strange word. Before I lost Halia, this word had very little context to me. I thought I understood it… but frankly I had no earthly idea what true grief meant. Before our loss, I would sympathetically sit with those who lost but it did not touch me. I would hug them and…

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  • My Grief Journey: Taking My Grief “Box” Off the Shelf

    My Grief Journey: Taking My Grief “Box” Off the Shelf

    Why are some days more difficult? To answer my question, I don’t know. Why has the last few days been so hard? No idea. What has changed? Honestly, nothing that I can see… but I can feel it. I can feel that I am struggling to breathe at moments because I miss my daughter so.…

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  • Grief: Christmas Program

    Grief: Christmas Program

    As I sit here thinking about this last year, I am so grateful for how far I have come since the loss of Halia but my journey is not over. I still grieve and mourn and today is one of those days.Tonight is my son’s Christmas program and I feel my heart sink. Why should…

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