#Miscarriage: The Benefits of Finding Some Headspaceby Ellen DuBois on 07/21/17
As someone who has lived through the aftermath of miscarriage, I know how your mind can get overloaded with emotions, thoughts running wild and a general feeling of sadness. I also know how difficult it can be to simply quiet your mind and self so you feel calmer and can breathe easier.
In my book I mention the benefits of meditation. I still adhere to that belief, but want to share with you a program you can use from your phone or computer called Headspace. God, I wish this was around back when I lost my little one to miscarriage. Back when my anxiety and panic were crippling. However, what's important is it's here now and it's amazing.
I don't work for Headspace. I'm not trying to sell you anything. I don't get a commission if you sign up for Headspace. What I get is the possibility of helping YOU, and that's what matters.
I discovered Headspace and tried it using my phone. For ten days I did a short, (three minutes) session. All I did was sit and listen. I focused on my breathing and more. Before I knew it, the few minutes I spent doing this were over. BUT, I felt better. So, I did it the next day, and the next and so on for ten days. Then, it was time to sign up. (I also love the voice of the man who speaks during the sessions.)
It's hard to believe how amazingly powerful a few minutes of Headspace is in calming me, soothing my mind, and putting me in a better, more aware place. I just did another session today on anxiety- something I've lived with for 25 years (or so). My anxiety went hand in hand with the grief after losing my baby to miscarriage. It also was heightened when I lost the sight in my left eye in college. It crept into my life in a big way when my mother passed away 2 and a half years ago.
Anyway, every day you get a reminder on your phone that it's time for some Headspace. You simply sit down, take a few minutes for you, (again, it's nice and short so it's easy to find time), and when you're done, I believe you'll feel a difference for the better. If anything at all, you'll feel calmer, more at ease, better able to go through your day. When you do this day after day, I believe the emotional and physical benefits are cumulative. I say this as a woman who has lived through miscarriage and needs some overall "calming time" in her life, not as a doctor. I'm not one.
I love the program and app called Headspace. I'm sharing this with you because whenever I find anything I think will help you, I want you to know about it. The choice is yours and I get that. Some things work for some. We gravitate towards different things.
If this sounds like something that'll help you, please check out their website at http://headspace.com or download their app called Headspace. The first ten days are free. If you want to continue, you sign up and pay by the month or by the year.
Again, I don't work for them. I am not getting paid anything for sharing this with you. What I'm doing is sharing something with you that's been wonderful for me.
I now crave my Headspace. I love how it settles me down, makes me more aware, calms and refreshes me- mind, body and spirit.
Love and Light to you and I'm deeply sorry for your loss.
Welcome to MiscarriageHelp.com. My name is Ellen DuBois, host of this site, miscarriage survivor, and author of I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery. If you or someone you love has suffered a miscarriage, please know you're not alone. Connect with people who understand.
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