A Mindful Mother's Day
Today may bring a constellation of feelings, and may not be a "happy" mother's day in the Hallmark celebratory sense. It may be a day of remembrance, especially for those for whom this day stirs feelings of grief and marks a milestone in their mourning. Hence the "mindful" mother's day, in recognition anyone who is a mother, has a mother, identifies as a mother, or holds a mother close in their heart.
If today is more challenging than celebratory, here are a few resources and recommendations that I hope brings you peace:
"Mother's Day can be painful. These strategies might help," by Rachel Treisman
A free, 1-year, premium subscription to a mindfulness app by Mindful Mama. Promo code: PSIMAMA
Stories shared by others facing loss, found here at the Modern Loss community and at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
PSI Support Groups, including
Black Moms in Loss
Early Pregnancy Loss
Pregnancy After Loss
Pregnancy and Infant Loss for Moms
Pregnancy and Infant Loss for Parents
Termination for Medical Reasons
Women are the primary resource of the planet.
They give birth; we come from them.
They are mothers; they are visionaries; they are the future.
If we can figure out how to make women feel safe and honor women,
it would be parallel or equal to honoring life itself.