therapy

How to Survive Mother’s Day if You’ve Experienced Adoption or Infertility

April 29, 2014

Not everyone gets warm Hallmarky feelings about Mother’s Day. While the maternally privileged (like me, currently both having a mom and being a mom) buy cards and flowers and/or receive cards and flowers, others dread this time of year. Many of these Mother’s Day dreaders are connected through the experience of adoption, some also through […]

All of me

December 15, 2010

I wait in the clearing for them to join me. It is my celebration, after all. The sun is shining, bathing the lea in a warm glow. There is an entire meadow of soft greenery for us to dig our toes into. Nothing sharp, nothing dangerous, nothing to mar our time together. There is just […]

My watershed moment: the breakthrough I needed to become a mom

April 20, 2010

I’m re-running a post from my archives that I found during my move. If you are in the throes of infertility, this one’s for you. ~~~~~ October, 2000. I am on the therapist’s table. She leads me to a relaxed state of deeper consciousness. She asks me to look at my shoes. I do. They […]

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