Author page: jolissa

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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Life After Loss

Published on Still Standing Magazine: Who will you become?

I’ve been published on Still Standing Magazine for the first time! I’m so excited and humbled to be among such great writers, telling their stories of grief, loss, love, hope, and life. My first post is about our future selves, and how I’m dealing with the sudden change in the way I see my ideal future self. “I’ve been so…

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