Dear Doctors of the World, Let’s talk about miscarriage, stillbirth, and the loss of children, shall we? I know it’s not a popular, feel-good topic, but let’s face it – if you work with women of childbearing age or post-childbearing ages, it’s going to come
Ah, holidays. Family. Friends. Giving. Celebration. Chaos. Mega Emotions. Grief. Stress. I imagine there are some people in the world who find the holiday season to be one of pure delight and cheerfulness and joy. I’d like to meet those people some day and learn
Over the last 9 months or so, since I really started working on my Invisible Mothers book project – from the conception of the idea, to interviewing mothers, to starting to write the book, and now to being in the midst of my Kickstarter campaign
I used to whisper her name to myself over and over again. “Grace. Grace. My Grace. Grace.” Her name was a lifeline that I desperately clung to through the waves of grief and pain and rage and sorrow that swamped me. Her name was my manta.
You ever had the experience of hearing a statement or phrase and have it hit you so powerfully it’s like someone turned your brain inside out? For me, one of those statements was “secrets make you sick.” It’s a phrase a teacher and mentor of mine
I had planned to hide today. To bury myself under metaphorical covers and avoid the flood of Mother’s Day messages on Facebook and all over the stores. To lose myself in books and movies and pretend this emotional day doesn’t exist. I’ve struggled with Mother’s