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Month: July 2016

Please don’t be strong all the time ?>

Please don’t be strong all the time

I have been down recently, quite down. Life has thrown me a few curveballs and I am tired. I lack energy although I am trying to get recharged but it is hard. For that reason, I am going to steer off topic a little bit with this post. I have been thinking and worrying about mental health for a while now. My own, to start with, and that of other loved ones. Depression has been a loyal companion of mine…

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What NOT to say to a miscarriage survivor ?>

What NOT to say to a miscarriage survivor

Miscarriage survivors have a few things in common. We all lost a baby in the early to mid stages of pregnancy. We all were and are devastated by our losses. And, most likely, we all heard some terribly hurtful phrases when people tried to comfort us. We had our pain denied, belittled and dismissed. This leads to another thing a lot of miscarriage survivors have in common: We descend into silence because no one wants to know or hear about…

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A little more self care, a little less grief, please ?>

A little more self care, a little less grief, please

I am really big on self care. The reasons for it seem obvious. It benefits our heart and souls, gives us new energy, a break away from the daily grind and is a time where it is just about us. Day trip to the spa? Don’t mind if I do! A little get away over the weekend? Sign me up! Self care is exactly that and more. I also find self care is easier said than done. We all know…

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