author Emilie Leeks,

What we completely miss, in our valiant attempts to distract, reason with, or otherwise move someone on from an emotion like grief, is that we each have a wonderfully efficient way of working through emotions. But that we do need to work through them, in order to come out the other side. We can push them down for a while, but ultimately they are still there, stuck inside our limbic brain.

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author Emilie Leeks,

This is still very raw, but I don't know any other way to share it. We are so quiet, so secretive in our culture about miscarriage - in fact about any hurt we are carrying. Grief is real and necessary and allowed. So here it is - this...

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author Emilie Leeks,

"It's his fault!""She did it!""It wasn't me!"We've all heard these sorts of phrases emanating from our children on occasion. And for most of us, it touches a nerve: Why is she blaming him - it won't help matters? Why is he saying she...

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author Emilie Leeks,

Because I don't say it enough…Dear amazing husband You do know I think you're amazing don’t you? I tell you, but do you really really know? Do you believe me when I tell you? Can you wade through your 'not worthies' and your 'surely...

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author Emilie Leeks,

We are born to be parents. It's not a choice everyone makes, and some people are unable to become parents in spite of everything they might try. But in biological and evolutionary terms, we are designed to make babies - indeed, the...

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