Hi Lily, thank you for sharing your story and your wisdom. I lost my baby girl Poppy 8 months ago to stillbirth. She lost her heartbeat a few days before I went in to labor and we didn’t know it until we got to the hospital to give birth. I know exactly what you mean when you write about “connecting to the pain in others” as I am experiencing the worst grief and pain of my life thus far. I have a deep need to connect with other people’s pain — it makes mine feel less scary and less consuming. It opens my heart when I want to shut down. I feel your pain and also your joy for life and for loving.

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I write about love, grief, forgiveness, and healing to honor my daughters Poppy and Moxie. I work as a life coach and I’m writing a memoir. dukelifecoaching.com

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