As I was scrolling through Facebook this morning, I saw a post from BlogHer about September’s NaBloPoMo. For those of you who don’t know, NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) is a challenge for bloggers to post daily. The official, annual challenge is usually in November, but you can do it any month, and each month has a different theme. Since September’s theme is healing, I thought now would be a good time to join in.
This is kind of a huge undertaking for me, but BlogHer provides daily prompts that you can use (or not). Since the theme of healing was chosen largely based on the recent events in Ferguson, MO (and the media coverage of those events), I’m going to use some of them, but since I’m focusing on my own healing process, I’m changing others to suit my needs.
As I post each one, I’ll try to remember to link to it from here so that this post will serve as a sort of table of contents.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Do you find it more helpful to talk things out or to let things quietly rest?
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
How do you communicate best? Speaking or writing?
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
What is the most helpful advice you’ve received (heard/seen/read) since your miscarriage?
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Why do you think it is so difficult for people to talk about miscarriage/stillbirth/infertility? PPROM
Friday, September 5, 2014
Tell us about your comfort foods.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Do you give yourself time to heal, or do you keep making yourself move forward?
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Write a poem about your loss/grief.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tell us the methods you use to get through a disappointment.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
What is the hardest stage for you in Kübler-Ross’s model of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, or acceptance?
Friday, September 12, 2014
Have you ever been scared to let go of your grief?
Monday, September 15, 2014
Do you believe that time heals all wounds?
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rumi said that a wound is where the light enters you. Discuss this idea.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Name five things that heal your soul.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
What are you the most sad about?
Friday, September 19, 2014
Tell us about your best friend.
Monday, September 22, 2014
If you had to make a mixtape of healing songs for someone, what would you include?
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Tell us about the best movie to bring on a cleansing cry.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Do you think it is possible to heal on our own, or do we always need to reach out for the comfort of other people in order to fully heal?
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Is laughter really the best medicine?
Monday, September 29, 2014
How do you get through anger?
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Make a commitment to give yourself an hour of undivided self-attention this week, and tell us how you’re going to use that time.