Losing a child is an emotional hurricane. It rouses erratic emotions that fuel each other until they funnel into a whirlpool of devastation. Anger, depression, discouragement—among all these emotions, one that often tugs at grievers for months and years after a loss is guilt. Guilt over My Miscarriage In my case, I met this guilt
Losing a Loved One to a Rare Disease My daughter died of ectopia cordis. My husband and I learned about this birth defect around eighteen weeks into the pregnancy, and we also learned that it meant our daughter’s heart was growing outside her chest. Do you know how rare ectopia cordis is? An estimated 1
The Transformative Power of Grief Alana Sheeren believes in love, beauty and the transformative power of grief. After the stillbirth of her son she began writing about her personal journey into grief and whole-self healing. A Reiki Master with a MA degree in clinical and community psychology and a BFA in theater, Alana partners with
Infant Loss and Pregnancy Jacob-A Short Documentary about Pregnancy and Infant Loss by Shawn Lovering AfterTalk is honored to share this outstanding documentary about Infant Loss by Canadian filmmaker Shawn Lovering. Here is the artist’s statement and a link to the film. In spring of 2016, I set out to create a short piece surrounding
Children Don’t Always Live “Children Don’t Always Live” is a powerful and poignant essay by Jason Greene about the accidental death of his daughter. More than three years later he and his wife had a baby boy. Bringing children into this world is sufficiently terrifying, but this is amplified after the loss of one. Mr.