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5 Promises to Yourself This Summer

These days, it appears increasingly difficult to stay on the level emotionally.  So much comes at us that it’s depressing to turn on the TV.  To combat this heaviness that many feel, I have 5 suggestions to make us feel more buoyant this summer.  392 more words

Vulnerable

The last link

Everything you left behind is my last link to you

The unfinished drink in the fridge I can not brink my self to throw out… 103 more words

Grief

A Trip and a Hip

An amazingly wonderful trip to Colorado with my fiancé was cut short by my mother’s broken hip.

This Rocky Mountain getaway of mine had two reasons behind it. 833 more words

Travel

Is it ok?

Is it ok that I’m still pretty pissed off that no one bothered to tell me that such a beautiful tribute to my mum was going to be done at her wake? 83 more words

Ovarian Cancer

Grieving moms' challenge: Explaining why we keep photos

My friend and I chatted tonight about an ongoing challenge we face as moms who lost babies:  People who don’t understand the picture thing.  Not only are they weirded out by the fact that we took photos of our dead children, they are shocked that we willingly share them. 317 more words

Grief

One Day at a Time, Part I

In March I wrote about the fact that I was taking a program – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression. This was the second mental health therapy program I’ve taken since I was… 518 more words

Writing

Happy Birthday

13 years ago we welcomed you earthside. It was an incredibly happy and heartbreaking time. Getting the daughter I longed for; just not in the way I imagined. 191 more words

Grief