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  Liar, liar, pants on fire: Affirming the value of truth for our children in an age of dishonest politics    *** Corruption and government may seem synonymous, yet we are all called to consider what it means for our country when the president of the United States has a profoundly repetitive penchant for distortion. Would we want our children to model themselves after him? And how do we measure up ourselves? If fact-checkers followed us around, how many of…

  • March 15, 2016
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Sage’s story

This is a moving, heartfelt, and powerful tribute to a precious, little boy named Sage who was stillborn. I’m grateful writer, mother, and doula Sara Sites shared her son Sage’s story with me.  It is truly a humbling honor to have Sara’s words published on this blog. Thank you Sara. ___ Sage’s story Because it can be triggering, I want to preface my story with a disclaimer. This is a story of stillbirth. The loss of a child is such a sensitive…

  • July 12, 2017
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Teaching children meditation

*** Free 45-minute webinar Saturday July 1st, 2017 10am EST Recordings of webinar available for purchase for $30. *** Do you have an active meditation practice? Or, did you have one before becoming a parent? Even if you are completely new to meditation, are you interested in building upon the proven benefits of this practice and encouraging your children to join you in cultivating mindfulness? Author, mother, and meditation teacher Amy Wright Glenn reflects often upon the benefits of introducing children to…

  • June 19, 2017
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Home Funeral Guides Embrace the Dead on Dia de los Muertos

Guest post by Kateyanne Unullisi   Why would women who work with the dead celebrate death? Home funeral guides Sara Williams and Jessica Caldwell show up to help families and friends care for someone after death, at home. They encourage families to tend with their hands to the final needs of the dead – how it used to be. They believe that death, something most of us hate to contemplate, holds the key to celebrating life. And from opposite sides…

  • October 4, 2016
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

A little boy’s tears

I watch a family play soccer at a nearby park. On the surface, it’s a beautiful sight. Mother, father, and sons kick a black and white ball around. The boys laugh. The parents do some fancy foot work, evoking more laughter. I smile. From my vantage point, I occasionally hear snippets of conversation. “Great kick honey.” “I got you this time.” “Here dad, the ball is yours!” Then at one point, the youngest son dives to pick up the ball…

  • October 4, 2016
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

The last drop from my breast

Today marks the end of World Breastfeeding Week 2016. In 2014, when my son was 2 and-a-half, we participated in a special photo shoot to honor World Breastfeeding Week. I remember that afternoon so well, I remember the joy in celebrating the natural and healthy bond between mother and child. I treasure the photos taken. It seems like yesterday. But time dances by, and two years have since passed. In the interim, I’ve written quite a lot on breastfeeding. I’ve examined…

  • August 7, 2016
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

10 year anniversary of her daughter’s death

Oklahoma-based mother and fellow Unitarian Universalist Anitra Lavanhar generously shared the following letter with me. She wrote this letter on the 10 year anniversary of her young daughter’s death. Her words are so moving and true. Please take the time to read them. Please take the time to “love deeply,  live fully, and grieve whenever [your] heart feels the need.” Love, Amy *** Dear Sweet Sienna, Today you would be 13 years old, if you were still alive. Instead you live…

Yes She Was

I recently interviewed Lisa Flato, the author of the following piece/poem. Our subject was post-traumatic growth. A recording of the interview is accessible to all members of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death. Each month I host interviews, webinars, and open discussions focusing on the threshold points of birth and death as well as mindfulness when it comes to breath/living.   Yes She Was by Lisa Flato   Yes She Was Yes, she was beautiful. Yes, she…

  • April 30, 2016
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

The Joy of Teaching and Learning

Oh, I love teaching and learning. Even when the subject matter is difficult and emotionally charged, there is so much one can do to open the doors of the heart, mind, and being. There is so much one can do to inspire. Below are images from my recent Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss Utah Training offered through the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death. Nineteen birth professionals, therapists, chiropractors etc. gathered to share, learn, and explore the powerful…

  • March 25, 2016
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

TEACH through Love — Interview with Lori Petro

On December 19th 2015, I posted the following meme on my Amy Wright Glenn Facebook page: Within hours, the meme was shared over and over again. Eventually it reached over 830,000 people and it has been liked, commented upon, and/or shared over 27,000 times. Clearly, the words expressed resonated. Recently, I reached out to the creator of the meme, Lori Petro, founder of TEACH through Love. We spoke on the phone and shared reflections via email. Graciously, she agreed to be…

  • January 31, 2016
  • By Amy Wright Glenn