After Chloe

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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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The Power of You

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I struggle so many days to get up out of bed or to be present in my day. Not everyone I encounter has any clue that my daughter has passed away. It is year 7, of Chloe not being here. She would be attending first grade and I imagine she would be talking a mile Read more

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Start Where You Are

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Lovely one, I’m going to assume if you are reading this post, it is because you are facing loss… and for this I am sorry. The finality of Loss can seem and is actually in fact impossible.  Allow me to say I’m so very sorry for your loss, I cannot imagine what you are facing.  Read more

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Stuck In Grief and In 2018

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Oh hello Lovely One January 1, 2018 … I was excited and motivated, well it appeared that way but honestly, I was struggling. I was feeling stuck…let me explain briefly. My grief had once again begun to overwhelm me and started to make me feel stuck- stuck and alone.  I struggled to find my way Read more

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