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Happy 6th Birthday, Calvin Phoenix

On March 5, 2015, Posted by , In Calvin Phoenix, By ,,, , With 1 Comment

Please help us honor and remember our Calvin Phoenix on his 6th heavenly birthday.

I breastfeed my toddler because I want to

Charlie wanted to nurse while we were waiting for our food at Beach Chalet with my in-laws today. He was tired and hungry. I told him that the food was coming soon, but he insisted, I want to nurse, and was on the verge of crying. So I pulled out his…

Capture Your Grief – Day 28: Wisdom

Two months after Calvin died, we joined the UCSF Compass Care support group for bereaved parents. Our facilitators were Helge Osterholde and Melissa Whippo. They one of the first and few to tell us to honor our feelings, to lean into the grief. They helped me find the path to…

Capture Your Grief – Day 24: Forgiveness

“Forgiveness doesn’t excuse their actions. Forgiveness stops their actions from destroying your heart” (Karen Salmansohn). Capture Your Grief is an annual, 31-day mindful healing project that consists of photography and reflection. It is for “anyone who is grieving the death of a baby or child at any age or gestation.” Learn…

Capture Your Grief – Day 19: Give

On October 23, 2014, Posted by , In Capture Your Grief 2014,Faith,Grief & Loss,Projects,Quotes, With No Comments

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” (Leo Buscaglia) Capture Your Grief is an annual, 31-day mindful healing project that consists of photography and reflection. It is for “anyone who is grieving the death of a baby or child at…

Capture Your Grief – Day 23: Inspiration

My babies inspire me to create. Capture Your Grief is an annual, 31-day mindful healing project that consists of photography and reflection. It is for “anyone who is grieving the death of a baby or child at any age or gestation.” Learn how you can participate or provide support at Carly Marie…

Capture Your Grief – Day 22: Self-Care

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Because sometimes makeup makes me feel better. Capture Your Grief is an annual, 31-day mindful healing project that consists of photography and reflection. It is for “anyone who is grieving the death of a baby or child at any age or gestation.” Learn how you can participate or provide support at Carly…

Capture Your Grief – Day 20: Breathe

On October 22, 2014, Posted by , In Capture Your Grief 2014,Grief & Loss,Life,Projects, By , With No Comments

Capture Your Grief is an annual, 31-day mindful healing project that consists of photography and reflection. It is for “anyone who is grieving the death of a baby or child at any age or gestation.” Learn how you can participate or provide support at Carly Marie Project Heal.