Monthly Archives: September 2017

On Grief & Grieving

Published on Still Standing: How Active Grieving Saved Me from More Pain

There’s no question that grief is hard. It takes everything you have just to be a human when you’re deep in grief. It’s physical, it’s mental, and it’s tough. The day that I was lying in my hospital bed waiting for my induction to help me push out my stillborn baby boy, Jonah, I made a decision. We had been…

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On Grief & Grieving

Published on Still Standing Magazine: How One Facebook Comment from a Stranger Shaped My Grief

In the very early days of my grief in January 2017, I started my blog, Letters to Jonah. At first, I used it only for writing letters to my stillborn son. It was my space for pouring my grief into, and everything I wrote was very personal, yet I felt the need for it to be public. I put my own…

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