5 Tips For Navigating Child Loss When You Grieve Differently Than Your Partner

Let's face it grief is brutal. It's not linear or universal like the handy-dandy stages of grief make it seem. Navigating child loss is hard enough on our own, but what happens when you grieve differently than your partner? I often hear people talk how difficult child loss is on a relationship. One reason is the misunderstanding of each other's...[ read more ]

8 Ways To Support A Loved One Grieving A Child This Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full swing. Christmas carols ring through the malls, lights cast a glow on the streets at night, and stockings are hung waiting to be filled with goodies for little ones. I've always loved this time of year, but since the loss of my son five and a half years ago, it's never been quite the same....[ read more ]

Stuck In Grief? The Ways Trauma Can Halt The Grieving Process And How EMDR Can Help

Grief is a tricky process. Most of us have seen or heard of the stages of grief. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Seems simple enough. Right? Not so much. What is not always clear about the grieving process is that it's not linear. It's more like a jumbled up mess inside our head and our hearts. We find ourselves...[ read more ]

Dealing With Anxiety And Fear After Child Loss

The loss of a child is devastating.  It's unnatural and life-shattering.  It doesn't matter if it happens days after conception or years into life.  After it happens, it's impossible to look at the world the same.  Anxiety and fear creep in and replace the once comforting sense of security. Before experiencing such a profound loss, we live in a world...[ read more ]

5 Ways The Death Of A Baby Is Different From Other Losses

The death of a baby is earth-shattering.  It doesn’t matter if you lose a baby before or after birth.  It hurts so deeply and is very different than any other loss.  As a society, we tend to avoid talking or thinking about babies who have died.  And who can blame us?  It’s uncomfortable.  But the reality is, people experience the...[ read more ]

Grieving Through The Holidays

Holidays without loved ones can be hard.  Okay, let's be real, it really sucks.   As the warm air of summer fades and the cool, crisp air of fall swoops in, we start to realize the holidays are near.   This can bring a mixture of different emotions. For me, the holiday season is coupled with spending time with the important people...[ read more ]

Over The Edge: When Coping Turns Harmful

Life is a rollercoaster.  Sometimes we get swept into its undercurrent and find ourselves struggling to cope; barely able to keep our heads above water.  Life can be painful.  We get so caught up in the hustle and bustle, that we stop taking care of ourselves.  Instead, we can find ourselves reaching for things that numb.   We can end...[ read more ]

Life Without Parker: Finding Hope After Loss

If you know me at all, then you know probably know that I am a therapist and more importantly, a mother.  But here is what you may not know.  I have three children, only two of which are living. My first child never took a breath outside my body.   We were like any first time parents.  So excited to find...[ read more ]

Grief: Carrying Them With You

Loss is painful. Grief is messy.  The process of grief is different for everyone and for every situation.  Through all the differences, one thing remains the same; it's hard and it sucks.  At times we might find ourselves questioning how we can go on.  Even though life keeps going, we don't want it to.  Our world changes when we lose someone...[ read more ]

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