Forced Gratitude Tastes Like Guilt (and a permission slip ritual)

This post is dedicated to Amy B. I am stroking your hair and sending adoption papers Godspeed your way. Forced Gratitude Tastes Like Guilt Now that’s a title for a Thanksgiving post, isn’t it? As a mother recovering from anxiety and depression, there are plenty of moments where I  have zero access to the truckloads…

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Today, November 19, is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. I started to write a special post for today, but I just can’t finish it.  As someone who lost her birth mother to postpartum depression driven suicide, and six years ago almost followed the same path, I am giving myself to not finish this painful post…

SpeakEasy call tomorrow, Tuesday November 8 at 8:30EST.

Hello beloveds, Depending on when you might be reading this, the monthly phone chat is tomorrow, or today, either way, it’s on Tuesday evening, 8:30EST. From inside my recent digital silent retreat, I’m craving hearing your voice. When you are in the business world, you can be writing a case study just to let the world know…

Thursday, not Tuesday, UnGuilt Trip, Shiva Nata

Haloooo! Greetings from Portland Oregon, where I am currently having the most marvelous time studying playing at   (with the Havi of the Wheeee!), in the most nourishing course ever. You may have noticed that I’ve been hiding undercovers lately,  I’ve taken a digital silent retreat, because I’ve been having a hard time processing some overwhelm…

Sarah’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 7)

My In-Real-Life friend Sarah is here today . I Love this letter so much, that I put it up on the wall in my office. Sarah is not on twitter, and she doesn’t blog either. But boy, she can write! I hope she will start a blog soon, let’s encourage her in the comments. Are…

Overwhelmed Central

Writing this post in bed, with the intention of making sure that you all know that tomorrow’s #PPDSpeakEasy call is cancelled, and explaining why: Last week was hard on a lot of people in the #ppd community. In response, I called an  that was like a comfort camp. It was sweet and nourishing, and it…

Perinatal Loss Memorial Event at the Ithaca Children’s Garden: Sunday October 16

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I would like to send my heartfelt sympathy to all who have suffered this most heartbreaking of losses, to tell you about my involvement in the matter, and invite you to a very special event. Before we get to the story, here is what you need to…

Just.Be.Enough.

Today I am grateful to be Say it: Just. Be. Enough. These words make me breathe easier. Just.Be.Enough. is about feeling taller, more confident, and empowered. Celebrating Me. https://domyhomework.guru/. Celebrating You. It is time to Just.Be.Enough. The brainchild of Elena Sonnino (you may know her as @CiaoMom on Twitter, and if you are not already…

Special #PPDSpeakEasy comfort camp

WTF world? Why so much pain? Too many people I love, most of them mothers, especially #ppdchat moms, are having a particularly hard time this week. I don’t usually use the F word here, not even as a letter. But something is going on. Is Mercury in retrograde? Are there storms on the sun? This isn’t funny….

Even More Progress: Strong Start Day

Do you know that more babies are born today, October 5 than any other day of the year? I didn’t know this until Katherine Stone told me. Katherine, the warrior mom behind Postpartum Progress. and the : Stronger families, one mom at a time. Last week I had the privilege of having my words published on Katherine Stone’s…

Forced Gratitude Tastes Like Guilt (and a permission slip ritual)

This post is dedicated to Amy B. I am stroking your hair and sending adoption papers Godspeed your way. Forced Gratitude Tastes Like Guilt Now that’s a title for a Thanksgiving post, isn’t it? As a mother recovering from anxiety and depression, there are plenty of moments where I  have zero access to the truckloads…

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Today, November 19, is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. I started to write a special post for today, but I just can’t finish it.  As someone who lost her birth mother to postpartum depression driven suicide, and six years ago almost followed the same path, I am giving myself to not finish this painful post…

SpeakEasy call tomorrow, Tuesday November 8 at 8:30EST.

Hello beloveds, Depending on when you might be reading this, the monthly phone chat is tomorrow, or today, either way, it’s on Tuesday evening, 8:30EST. From inside my recent digital silent retreat, I’m craving hearing your voice. When you are in the business world, you can be writing a case study just to let the world know…

Thursday, not Tuesday, UnGuilt Trip, Shiva Nata

Haloooo! Greetings from Portland Oregon, where I am currently having the most marvelous time studying playing at   (with the Havi of the Wheeee!), in the most nourishing course ever. You may have noticed that I’ve been hiding undercovers lately,  I’ve taken a digital silent retreat, because I’ve been having a hard time processing some overwhelm…

Sarah’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 7)

My In-Real-Life friend Sarah is here today . I Love this letter so much, that I put it up on the wall in my office. Sarah is not on twitter, and she doesn’t blog either. But boy, she can write! I hope she will start a blog soon, let’s encourage her in the comments. Are…

Overwhelmed Central

Writing this post in bed, with the intention of making sure that you all know that tomorrow’s #PPDSpeakEasy call is cancelled, and explaining why: Last week was hard on a lot of people in the #ppd community. In response, I called an  that was like a comfort camp. It was sweet and nourishing, and it…

Perinatal Loss Memorial Event at the Ithaca Children’s Garden: Sunday October 16

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I would like to send my heartfelt sympathy to all who have suffered this most heartbreaking of losses, to tell you about my involvement in the matter, and invite you to a very special event. Before we get to the story, here is what you need to…

Just.Be.Enough.

Today I am grateful to be Say it: Just. Be. Enough. These words make me breathe easier. Just.Be.Enough. is about feeling taller, more confident, and empowered. Celebrating Me. https://domyhomework.guru/. Celebrating You. It is time to Just.Be.Enough. The brainchild of Elena Sonnino (you may know her as @CiaoMom on Twitter, and if you are not already…

Special #PPDSpeakEasy comfort camp

WTF world? Why so much pain? Too many people I love, most of them mothers, especially #ppdchat moms, are having a particularly hard time this week. I don’t usually use the F word here, not even as a letter. But something is going on. Is Mercury in retrograde? Are there storms on the sun? This isn’t funny….

Even More Progress: Strong Start Day

Do you know that more babies are born today, October 5 than any other day of the year? I didn’t know this until Katherine Stone told me. Katherine, the warrior mom behind Postpartum Progress. and the : Stronger families, one mom at a time. Last week I had the privilege of having my words published on Katherine Stone’s…