Pregnancy Loss Facts and Why I Became A Bereavement Doula – Part 1

**Trigger warning**  The topics of stillbirth, pregnancy loss, bereavement doula, and miscarriage are discussed in this post. Please read cautiously or don’t read this post at all if these topics are a trigger for you.  This post has been written and shared with permission.** Over the last two decades, I’ve attended many baby deliveries. In…

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​Are You Surviving Or Thriving?

Are you surviving or thriving? Once we become an “adult” it’s far too easy to get stuck in the mundane routines of life. You may wonder if you are just surviving,  or are you thriving.   Whether good or bad, the humdrum of waking up, going to work, running errands, making meals, and Netflix before…

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I Shall Be Called Grammy

Over the last couple years my life has changed drastically. My daughter, who I call “The Child,” left the nest. I got married. I became an aunt—twice. I had a major unplanned surgery which was hard emotionally and physically. Bought a house. Sold a house. Changed jobs. Had other health issues. Started a business. And most…

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No Joy? Feel, Deal and Heal

Upon first glance this photo made me laugh in hysterics. I mean, all parents probably feel the frustration of trying to get active kids to pose for the yearly family photo without the necessary cooperation needed to look like the perfect happy unit. As my laughter subsided, I looked at this photo a little closer and…

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