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Surviving the Loss of My Son
My Blog as a Grieving Mother after Child Loss
- Help others feel less alone in their loss or depression.
- Educating and raising awareness about depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief.
- Creating a platform where we can share about mental health, and break down the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
- Sharing about traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the victories of our little Adélie who survived the horrible accident.
- Share our story and the hardships our family faces and my life as a bereaved mother.
- Celebrate the life of our little Zackaël who left us too early.
- Discuss the challenges of trauma and PTSD.
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- Comments, words of encouragement, questions, and your experiences are welcomed! I don’t have to know you, anyone can leave a comment. If your comment is more personal, feel free to post anonymously.
- In order to keep this blog alive, please participate. 🙂 I will feel more encouraged to continue posting!
- Please share my blog with others and on social media! We don’t always know the history of the people around us, some of your contacts may have experienced a great loss too. I hope this blog can provide comfort and support to others as well.
- The greatest gift you can give to a grieving family is your help. Did you know that leaving comments can be tremendously helpful to a bereaved person?
- I will keep all your words of encouragement about Adélie and Maxandre. One day, I want them to be able to look back and see all of the support they had, and how resilient they’ve been and continue to be every day. I will not hesitate to read them the beautiful words of encouragement that people have sent.
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Why is My Blog Bilingual?
- I’m originally from a very French-speaking town (Hearst, Ontario) where almost everyone speaks French. It is important for me to continue to express myself in my first language.
- Speaking two languages is excellent for the brain!
- Readers are able to read and comment in the language of their choice. I don’t like to prioritize a language over the other.
- French is often forgotten in blogs (even if the blogger is French-speaking).
- Reading in a second-language can be draining during difficult times (e.g. grieving). I know that many of my readers are grieving or dealing with depression. I want them to feel like they can save their energy (of not translating) when they are reading.
- Personally, translating my posts allows me to review my original text, hence improving my post.
- 5 Small Ways to Help You Out of Depression (and backed by science!) August 15, 2021
- Stages of Grief; Not Knowing that you are Grieving July 29, 2021
- Zackaël, my Angel from Heaven May 20, 2021
- Our Brains Love High Ceilings May 8, 2021
- Isn’t Child Loss Enough? April 28, 2021
- What to Do If You Are Depressed? April 11, 2021
- Are Play Couches and Playsets Worth It? April 1, 2021
- Zackaël’s Soaring Love March 19, 2021
- 23 Myths About Grief March 9, 2021
- Under Zackaël’s Wings March 2, 2021
- The Day Zackaël was Born March 1, 2021
- 4 Years Ago; our 3 year-old Zackaël February 25, 2021