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When Pregnancy Loss Leads to Grieving the Role of Motherhood

Pregnancy Loss: Grieving the Role of Motherhood

Questions like “Do you have children?” or “How many children do you have” seem harmless but hit us like a two-by-four when we are sitting with loss. May is Maternal Health Awareness, but pregnancy loss does not have a time limit. The care and healing can take days, weeks, months, and even years. By the end of this article, the hope is that you will have tools to help in such a fragile time.   If you have lost a baby, please know you are not alone. I understand the pain because even though I am a mom, I’ve also gone…
Coping with loss

Coping with Loss and Change

Almost all of us have suffered from some form of loss in the past—the death of loved ones, the loss of a job, or the realization that a dream would not be fulfilled. We experience these losses differently, but there is a way to process the loss that can lead to growth. Psychologist William Worden developed a model of grief that recognizes that we all grieve in our own way and yet identifies certain common tasks that allow any of us to grieve well. We have slightly modified it here, but retained the idea that these tasks do not have…
Learn to Live Team
June 16, 2023
Be Active to Better Your Mental Health
DepressionMental Health

Be Active to Better Your Mental Health

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy model that is known for getting people to change their thoughts in order to affect their feelings, freeing them up to reengage in the activities they used to enjoy. Research shows that the reverse is also true. Reengaging in these life activities can also positively impact our emotions. This means that changing our thoughts is important over the long term, but there are other things we can do to see immediate results.
Dr. Russ Morfitt
September 27, 2021