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photo of ME's healing after miscarriage stillbirth loss, Delta Larkey & Alyssa Wright

For many of us, pregnancy is a time of excitement, joy and anticipation of who this baby will be. But when anticipation turns to loss through miscarriage, a devastating prenatal diagnosis or stillbirth, grief engulfs mom, dad and other family members. Too often these heartbreaking experiences are suffered in silence – or perhaps dismissed by…

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photo of 11th Annual Motherhood & Words Reading featured writers Susan Ito, Shannon Gibney and Judy Batalion with host Kate Hopper

Author and writing teacher Kate Hopper invited a select group of women writers to read from their work at her 11th Annual Motherhood & Words Reading at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. Kate’s mission is, in her own words, “to highlight the amazing writing out there by women about motherhood.”   As in years…

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photo of ME's suicide survivors guests, Becky Anderson & Aidan Anderson

A parent’s death is devastating to the surviving spouse and children. But when the death is by suicide, stigma may lead to silence and isolation, and suicide survivors often experience the added pain of guilt, shame, confusion and anger. Rebecca Anderson and her children lost their husband and father to suicide in 2002 and, since…

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The holidays are upon us. It’s a time of giving, goodwill and hope for the future. But for families suffering the death of a friend or loved one, a major illness or a family breakup, it may be difficult to celebrate.   Many people often struggle with feelings of guilt. Marti joined KARE 11 News…

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young widow guest Nora Purmort

The cover of Nora McInerny Purmort’s book claims it is “for people who have laughed at a funeral or cried in a grocery store.” We say it’s for everyone! After bouncing from boyfriend to boyfriend, Nora finally found Aaron, with whom she was ready to spend her whole life. But brain cancer cut their marriage…

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