After Chloe

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This is the hardest blog post I’ve ever written. Not because of it being about Abortion, but because of the shame and embarrassment that I’ve carried for well over 20 years. So, here it goes: I was about to turn 19 years old and what started out as one of the best Summers of my Read more

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Showing Up For Grief

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Often we believe that it’s some grand process when you show up for grief. That you decide today that you will be able to somehow grieve and then that’s it, it’s over. No longer will you have to continue grieving and the challenges of facing that pain. That uncertainty.  Instead, we must learn that the Read more

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Being a Member of the Grief Society

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We tend to connect grief and death as one but, honestly, grief is connected to loss – the actual part of losing what isn’t replaceable. Loss is unimaginable and sometimes we can’t move through it- or we tend to believe that we “can get over it”. Here’s what the grief society is… It is when you Read more

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Is Grief my New Normal?

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As I thought of the title of this blog post, I struggled with what to call this awkward place of knowing life as you’ve known it, is over – yet you may not recognize what is or how to even adapt to this. Why is my grief so uncomfortable? Because grief is hard.  Loss and Read more

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10 Practices for Self-Care and Self-Compassion

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When I began my grief journey I didn’t really even understand what self-care was, much less to practice self-compassion in order to commit to self-care … I quickly realized that I had no idea how to care for myself while having fallen apart. I also realized that I was my own worst enemy. I treated Read more

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The Journey of Losing My Baby

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Oh my – well obviously the name of my “brand” is After Chloe and well for you that may be wondering – who is Chloe? She’s my child. She was born on December 29, 2010, and she died on February 22, 2011. There are more nevers than memories…We never danced together – yet while she Read more

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Making Memories After Loss

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My mom was a picture taker and a memory maker.  She made everything she did an experience. I state this with all the love in my heart, I have amazing memories of my mom and my dad.  But personally, I wasn’t much of a memory maker. I was never present and I didn’t document a Read more

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