Coping

It’s October 15th again. The tenth October 15th since our family experienced our first miscarriage in December 2004. It’s hard to believe that much time has passed since we were introduced to the world of pregnancy loss. As I shared last year in my post on October 15th, It is a bittersweet day for many families […]

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Is this part of your vocabulary? Do you think often about what you *should* be doing? I had a great session with my therapist today. She encouraged me not to should so much. She suggested I replace that word with something else. For example: What would I like to do? What would you like to […]

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I am frustrated. I was hoping to get to a certain place, a level in my coaching business this week, and it’s not going to happen (or at least it is highly unlikely at this point). It isn’t for lack of effort, drive, creativity, and support from those around me. It’s a learning curve. There […]

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My lucky number! The age Harry Potter was when he found out he was a wizard (as you like to remind me). The age you will be when you get to go to Universal Studios and see The World of Harry Potter attractions there (in August 2015). The age you are turning today. Wow! How […]

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“When you are walking today, I want you to think of your best memories of your person (people)…. Keep your loved ones’ memories alive, by speaking about them and saying their names.” ~ Ryan Chiaverini at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Chicago Out of the Darkness Walk (September 20, 2014)

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I can still smell the soap on my hands as I type this. It’s one of many triggers I experience every time I go there. But it’s worth it. The soap in the dispensers everywhere at Christ Medical Center smells the same. Whether you are visiting a patient, you are the patient, you just had […]

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