Birth Trauma Survivor and Maternal Health Advocate

Find a bit of beauty in the world today. Share it. If you can’t find it, create it. Some days this may be hard to do. Persevere. –Lisa Bonchek Adams

You know I’m not a “typical” blogger. Recently, I checked my website statistics and couldn’t believe how many of you are hanging in there with me. Thank you. I appreciate it. I will try to do better. Can you see my fingers crossed behind my back? I wish I could pump out blog posts every…

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Find a bit of beauty in the world today. Share it. If you can’t find it, create it. Some days this may be hard to do. Persevere. –Lisa Bonchek Adams

You know I’m not a “typical” blogger. Recently, I checked my website statistics and couldn’t believe how many of you are hanging in there with me. Thank you. I appreciate it. I will try to do better. Can you see my fingers crossed behind my back? I wish I could pump out blog posts every…

Why Doesn't Congress Care about Saving the Lives of New Mothers:My Change.Org Petition

Please Sign and Share. Help Save Mothers in the U.S. from Dying after Childbirth. Support H.R.4216: The Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2014. Out of 180 countries, the United States ranks 60th in maternal deaths. This means 59 other countries are better at keeping new mothers alive than we are. That’s unacceptable. One critically important…

Questions and Answers

You ask. I answer.  Feel free to reach out to me anytime. What is the difference between PPD (Postpartum Depression) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? I get asked this question a lot. People often approach me and ask how I’m doing with my Postpartum Depression. I was diagnosed with PTSD, not PPD. Because there…

“I didn’t pay attention to times or distance, instead focusing on how it felt just to be in motion, knowing it wasn't about the finish line but how I got there that mattered.” ― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

How are you? I’ve missed you. I’m serious. I really did miss you. I was on hiatus. I never intended for it to be this long but something else has been demanding  the majority of my attention.             I know what you’re thinking. When did this happen? Oh yes. I…

“True rebels hate their own rebellion. They know by experience that it is not a cool and glamorous lifestyle; it takes a courageous fool to say things that have not been said and to do things that have not been done.” Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Within an hour of hitting the “publish” button I had over eight hundred page views on my website. No turning back. I logged onto my Twitter account to see if there was any activity there. There was a tweet to me from a South African woman. She explained over a series of tweets and private…

“There was something in her eyes that made me trust her. Maybe it was because they held the same cynicism, the same world-weariness I saw in my own every morning when I looked at myself in the mirror.” Melika Dannese Lux, Corcitura

During our first meeting, Rachael told me that she was going to be my partner on this journey. She would reiterate that statement often during our sessions.  I used to think it was such an odd and corny thing to say. How can you be partners with someone you hardly know?  Plus, in order to…

"Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect." Alan Cohen

I spent several months promoting my television show, “The Heart of Beauty”. It was a hectic and emotional time. The show received high praise yet continued to be rejected by networks. I persevered for Christine and her family to have a chance to tell their story to the world. I kept going for every person…