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Still Standing Magazine · 2M ago

This Is Us

I love This Is Us. When I heard there was going to be a stillbirth depicted on a major net...
Still Standing Magazine · 2M ago

5 Things I Found Out Since Being A Bereaved Mother

Over the past five and a half years since my daughter died in my arms and I became a berea...
Still Standing Magazine · 2M ago

The Blue Basin

My son spent 35 days in the NICU before he died. He had three surgeries and only a few ‘go...
Still Standing Magazine · 2M ago

Having A Baby After Loss: 7 Feelings That Might Catch You By Surprise

After 5 years of trying for a baby — and 5 losses along the way — I was ready to call it q...
Still Standing Magazine · 3M ago

Messy

If there is anything I’ve learned from more than 14 years of life after loss, it’s this: G...
Still Standing Magazine · 3M ago

Time Marches On

This morning, someone asked me to pray for a woman who recently lost her husband. The loss happened right before the holidays but the past few weeks have seem to hit her the hardest.  The bu...
Still Standing Magazine · 3M ago

Can You Die Of A Broken Heart?

It’s all over the news…actress Carrie Fisher died unexpectedly on Tuesday, and one day later, her bereaved mother, Debbie Reynolds also passed. Coincidence? Some say yes, it is a tragic, tra...
Still Standing Magazine · 4M ago

PTSD At The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

“No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I kee...
Still Standing Magazine · 4M ago

The Established Boundaries

I recently wrote about establishing boundaries. This, for me, was a new way of grieving. For so long I broadcasted the death of my son far and wide. I needed to. I needed everyone who met me...
Still Standing Magazine · 4M ago

Tree of Hope

We planted a memorial tree in our yard on Austin’s first birthday in Heaven, July 8, 2009. He would’ve been 15 that year. I don’t remember what type it was but I specifically picked it because it bloomed in the summer. The tree is planted directly in...