18 09, 2016

Dandelion grief

By | September 18th, 2016|Fertility, Grief, Mothers, Pain, Poetry|0 Comments

When the tears have stopped, if only momentarily, and the cling wrap of your sadness stretches Just so that You can feel the reach of your ribs on the flight of your breath, pick up your dandelion grief and make a wish, or if that's out of question   Hold it into the wind and [...]

12 03, 2016

Critical mass

By | March 12th, 2016|Anxiety, Depression, EMDR, Fear, Mothers, Therapy|0 Comments

Do you feel you can never do anything right? Do you often compare yourself to others, and come out as the loser? Many people (you?) wrestle with deep seated feelings of inadequacy. Frequently, this feeling has a long history and goes back to growing up with a critical mother or father. Maybe their parents openly [...]

12 02, 2016

Rebel with a cause

By | February 12th, 2016|Anger, Desire, Mothers, Pain, Relationship, Therapy|0 Comments

Teenagers are not the only rebels. Many of us 18 and older are rebels still. We are rebels with a cause. We continue to fight our aging parents and try to make room for who we want to become. We are, it seems, stuck in a state of arrested development. Maybe you didn't get to [...]

25 11, 2015

Thanks, but no thanks

By | November 25th, 2015|Anxiety, Fear, Mothers, Pain|0 Comments

We all know it's not about the turkey. Thanksgiving is about family, friends, and about counting our blessings: a roof over our head, health, food on the table (and pumpkin pie too), people who care about us, rain after a long hot summer... Thanksgiving offers us a chance to look for the many things we [...]

11 06, 2015

Depression confession (post-partum, post-infertility)

By | June 11th, 2015|Anxiety, Depression, Fertility, Mothers|0 Comments

It is summer, the sky is high and blue, and everything and everyone around you seems touched with a smile. Everyone except you. Of course, you are trying to put one on, maybe even practice it in front of the mirror, because a smile, after all, is what one would expect from a new mother. [...]

22 04, 2015

Condition in search of content

By | April 22nd, 2015|Anxiety, Mothers|0 Comments

I recently gave a presentation on postpartum mental health to a group of new mothers. Each woman was in different state of attending to her newborn's needs (nursing, rocking, holding, soothing, cuddling, burping) while they were talking with each other, sharing community resources, advice and their trials (and errors). When it was time for my [...]

20 02, 2015

Already on their way

By | February 20th, 2015|Grief, Mothers, Pain|0 Comments

One of the reasons why I do the work I do is because life has dealt me my own share of hits and blows. Like you, I am not immune to loss and pain; no one is. Thirty years ago on this day, it came on a very cold early morning in February; the sun [...]