Creating Space.

For Christmas, my sister in law and her family bought me a new yoga mat.  I had been lusting after Jade Yoga's Harmony Mat in red wine.  How can you not fall in love with a red wine colored yoga mat? I've only used my new mat when I go to the studio.  I don't want to…

Discernment In Suffering.

It's Halloween.  Another holiday.  This day isn't particularly important to me and last year, my first without Sam, I didn't feel sad that I was missing out on it.  This year feels a bit different.  He's another year older.  Almost two. Tonight I might be dressing him up anyways just to stroll him around town…

Energy Movements.

I watched a documentary the other night in bed called E-Motion.  It delved into how our emotions affect our physical bodies.  It was a new insight that our emotions are really just energy movements within our bodies.  I shared on Instagram how I loved being reminded that I co-create my life and if it's healing…

Remember Your Divinity.

I've been contemplating yoga teacher training for awhile now. Over the weekend I went to Inner Spring's teacher training open house. I don't actually see myself as a teacher, just someone who loves yoga and craves a deeper understanding of its role in my life. When I think of my loss journey my asana practice…

Day 4 – Support Circles.

It was the beginning of this year that I really realized how fortunate I am to have my community.  Today's prompt is about our support circles as bereaved parents.  "A friend, family member or organization that has been there for you.."  A particular group that we've found healing in our journey. I'd be amiss if…

A Thousand Years.

I've often heard Ted share that a difficult part of his journey as a loss Dad revolves around watching me and the pain that ebbs and flows so easily in my life.  I remember sitting in grief counseling with him one night and he shared, "Abby was just so excited to become a Mom" and…

On Meditation.

One year ago today I discovered yoga and tonight, meditation. Tonight my yoga teacher started a summer series of a free community meditation wherein we focused on our breath.  We had a few minutes of time leftover after the guided meditation ended for an open discussion on what we experienced during our practice.  I was…