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by Linda Aileen Miller *** I am the love in your tears and your heart This is what I want you to know… When I overflow it is because I cannot hold the love anymore! The space is full. Full to overflowing Full to deep knowing Full of joy Full of loss Full of laughter…(Read More)

by Alice Courtright   A moment in time but time was made through that moment: for without the meaning there is no time, and that moment in time gave the meaning. ~ TS. Eliot, Choruses from “The Rock”  My newborn, Caroline, turns her head and opens her mouth wide. A white film of milk residue…(Read More)

by Amy Wright Glenn  I am the grief in your belly This is what I want you to know Know that I love you, I love you, I love you I love all you have loved and lost and are losing That is why I hurt I hurt I hurt I hurt because it is…(Read More)

by Emily McGregor I feel as though I was robbed of my loss, and I feel bad saying that. I had what is called a partial molar pregnancy, which resulted in a missed miscarriage. I, like many people, struggle to find the balance between normalizing loss by talking openly about it and hiding my pain…(Read More)

by Linda Aileen Miller “Just the facts ma’am!” was the order of the day. In the ‘50’s & ‘60’s the world was pretty much black and white…literally! From my memory…The medical person strapped me down when they couldn’t find my veins for the IV. I was 5 years old…(Read More)

by Joanne Zerdy After my son Finlay died unexpectedly during childbirth in 2014, I began scouring the “Grief and Bereavement” shelf in every bookstore I visited. Shortly before the first anniversary of Finlay’s death/birth, I found myself in Boston. In a bookshop there, I found a slender volume from Penguin Books: Plutarch’s…(Read More)

by Anne Hinton The threads of Covid reach us even here and when we pass our fellow hikers we choreograph a dance of masks and distance. The chipmunks on this mountain, however, don’t know or care that the humans are having a pandemic. Neither do I when I climb this ridge and turn off…(Read More)

by Amy Wright Glenn My main spiritual path for the past 20-years has been based upon a regular daily practice of yoga, prayer, and meditation. Being outdoors, in right relationship with those I love, and working for a just and compassionate world also are important spiritual practices for me. My spiritual journey began in…(Read More)

From January 2015 to June 2019 Amy Wright Glenn was an active contributor to PhillyVoice composing over 50+ research-based and personal reflections. Her popular articles covering topics relating to birth, breastfeeding, doula work, conscious death/dying, parenting with mindfulness, and spirituality have been read by hundreds of thousands. Amy now focuses her writing energy…(Read More)