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Smooth Stones-Find Yourself after Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Babyloss

When your baby died, it felt like the world stopped. But it kept going and so did you. Join Amy, a certified Life Coach and mom who has walked through stillbirth, miscarriage and pregnancy after loss as she shares her tools, knowledge and experience to show you how you can truly find yourself again after loss. If you have ever wondered if this was possible, or if you are ready to find out how, this podcast is for you. Learn more at https://smoothstonescoaching.com

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175 Making Quick Decisions
Making quick decisions will change your life in so many ways. No more feeling stuck. In today's episode get the exact reasons you're not making decisions and how to start making them much faster so you can get on with what's most important.  Babyloss, miscarriage and stillbirth aren't a life sentence to being stuck. You can do this.  Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
16:44 6/13/24
174 Babyloss Money Blocks
Do you find yourself worrying about money way more than you used to? It seems like you can’t have a conversation, turn on the news, or get on the Internet without hearing about the state of the economy.  Today I want to talk about money but not in a way you’ve heard before. We’re diving into specific money blocks that I see all the time in the babyloss community. We have some very unique struggles and I’m laying it all out so we can break down those blocks and get you feeling more freedom, more peace, and less frustration around the money you’ve been forced to spend because of your miscarriage, stillbirth or baby loss. Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
23:45 5/23/24
173 Letting Emotions Flow
This week I was able to help some amazing ladies in some free Mother’s Day coaching sessions. What seemed to be a theme was that there were a lot of emotions being bottled up and pushed aside. So many times we think in order to be strong and show up in our jobs, out families, etc we can’t allow our emotions. In today’s episode I’m going to share a simple analogy that will help you shift your perspective so you stop holding back your emotions and learn to let them flow. Life gets a lot lighter and easier when you do.  Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5    
18:51 5/10/24
172 Pregnancy After Loss: Changing "If" to "When"
When you’re pregnant after a miscarriage, stillbirth or any kind of babyloss, it can be hard to wrap your head around this baby staying permanently. You know too much. You’ve heard too many stories. But not being able to believe in a future where you get to enjoy your baby can be really difficult. You might even feel guilty about not being able to believe. Don’t worry, in today’s episode I’m sharing all about how to change “if” to “when” in a way that feels believable and comforting.  If you’re not Pregnant now, this lesson can be applied to any future goal you’re not feeling sure about.  May 2024 Free Mother's Day Coaching: email amy at smoothstonescoaching dot com Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5    
15:29 5/3/24
171 Procrastination
We all procrastinate, but why? And how much is too much?  We put off until tomorrow what we know we should do today and end up frantically winging it at the last second. We know this isn’t the best life strategy but we do it over and over again.  In today’s episode we’re answering all these questions and showing you how to stop suffering from procrastination. Free Mother's Day Coaching 2024- email me amy at smoothstonescoaching.com Don't procrastinate signing up! Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
29:10 4/18/24
170 Dancing in the Rain
You know that old saying that was everywhere in the early 2000s?  “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”   I was thinking about this as we also are in April, and that other saying, “April showers bring May flowers.”  So let’s talk about what this really can mean in our lives after miscarriage, stillbirth or any kind of babyloss. These two little sayings actually pack in a lot of truth that can help us live, laugh and love our way through life.  Want free Mother's Day coaching, send me an email! amy at smoothstonescoaching.com Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
25:54 4/8/24
169 Lessons from Grief Conference
In March, I was able to attend the BYU Life after Loss Conference and it was so good. I took lots of notes and I’m going to break down two days full of speeches into bite sized lessons just for you. Life after miscarriage, stillbirth or babyloss can feel lonely, and isolating. But there are so many universal truths about grief that connect all of us. The speakers all had different stories, but what tied us all together was our love and our desire to heal. What a gift to be with other people who understood. I want to share just a bit of that spirit with you today. Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Poem: You don't Just Lose Someone Once by Donna Ashworth click HERE. Jennie Taylor-Gold Star Wife's Instagram click HERE I found some achives of the BYU Life after Loss conference, and information, I don't see the 2024 talks as of publish but check back if you're interested. It does look like there is a fee but it could be well worth it if you're interested. I am not affiliated in any way with this conference, just sharing a resource.  grief, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
32:59 4/4/24
168 Deep Cleaning
Do you know why Spring Cleaning exists?  Because after a cold winter of burning wood or coal in the house, people loved to finally open the windows, let in the fresh air, and scrub off the grime that had built up.  It’s so satisfying to make your home shine again. There’s an energy that comes with deep cleaning that is a bit sweaty but so sweet.  Sometimes we let a lot of grime build up in our minds, too.  We may have experienced a long winter in our hearts or we may have just gotten used to things being grey.  In today’s episode we’re talking about deep cleaning the corners of your mind so you can start fresh with squeaky clean thoughts that shine.  Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5    
18:59 3/28/24
167 Following your Heart
We spend a lot of time in our heads, and we can often feel like our heart and our heads don’t want the same things. In today’s episode I’m showing you how leaning in to listening to your heart will help you make better decisions. Not sure how to do that? Don’t worry, I’m going to share my secret to following your heart with complete confidence. You don’t have to stay stuck or confused anymore. Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
33:09 3/21/24
166 Numbing
Feeling numb is a natural reaction to grief, but it can end up being something we do way too much. In today’s episode I’m sharing why we numb and how to bust out of the cycle so you can feel all the parts of being you. If you’ve noticed you’re using your phone, food, alcohol, or even "good" things to avoid life right now or if you're just feeling numb way more than you want to, this episode is for you. Get support from Amy! Click HERE Coaching prgrams for miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss, grief and pregnancy after loss. Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
16:54 3/14/24
165 Loving Your Past Self (Who Didn't Know)
It’s easy to look back and judge ourselves for things we’ve done in the past. We wonder why we chose what we did, why we did what we did, and think about what our life would be like if we’d done something differently. Wishing we could change the past is normal, but it doesn’t help us move forward. It keeps us stuck and it causes a lot of pain.  We can’t go back, but we can start today to love ourselves, not in spite of what happened, but because of it. miscarriage, stillbirth, babyloss Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
17:05 3/8/24
164 Taking a Leap
Something that happens after we’ve experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or the loss of our baby in any way is that we tend to be afraid to take risks. We don’t want to put ourselves out there and get hurt again. Things that used to be easy and fun seem harder. In today’s episode, I’m sharing how you can overcome these fears by learning how to trust yourself again. When you're grounded in yourself, you will be ready to take those leaps that you know you want to. This Leap Day, I’m going to encourage you to do something that exhilarates you because life is meant to be lived. Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
13:14 2/29/24
163 When You can't See any Miracles
There are times when everything seems to be working against you. The sky is dark and the waves are hitting hard. Whether it's your grief from miscarriage, stillbirth, babyloss or other struggles that come with being a human, it can be hard to hold on when it all seems bleak.   In today's episode I'm sharing my best tips to keep hanging in there and being kind with yourself no matter what. You don't have to force silver linings here, friend.   Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
20:47 2/22/24
162 A God of Miracles
Do you believe in miracles? Have you seen one in your life? Today I'm talking about how our beliefs about miracles and where they come from can affect how we feel every day. This is an episode for people of all faiths and none at all. We all have questions after miscarriage, stillbirth or baby death enters our lives. Today, if you listen, you'll find the answers you're looking for.  Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
30:51 1/25/24
161 Do It Scared - Do It Safe
Part of being a human is being scared. It’s what kept us alive historically because we are not the top of the food chain. But these days when there are fewer saber-toothed tigers, we still feel a lot of fear. All this fear holds us back from living the life we truly want. After losing your baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or any other kind of loss these fears can be exacerbated. What used to be easy is now impossible. A lot of people live by the mantra “Do it scared!” and encourage you to push through the fear. Which sometimes works but often causes harm.  In this week's episode I’m sharing my proven formula to prepare, practice, and then go for your goals while taking care of you.  You’ll learn how to lean into your limits and show yourself that you can do way more than you thought you could.  Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5    
18:05 1/18/24
160 What Date Should I Celebrate?
When birth and death happen so close together, and often in complicated ways, it can be hard to know what to do. You want to celebrate your baby but you don’t want to remember the worst day of your life. You were looking so forward to your due date and having an early loss made everything feel wrong. You feel really heavy on the days you think you’re supposed to celebrate and it’s so confusing. Or you thought you had this figured out and then things shifted…are you allowed to change? In this week’s episode we are diving into how to choose what day you celebrate and how that can look so no matter what, you feel confident in your choice and you take care of your heart.  Get support after miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss or during Pregnancy after loss from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
24:18 1/11/24
159 Plan to Fall, A Lot
If you have a goal, the key to success is falling on your face, a lot.   In today's episode, I'm teaching you why falling and getting back up are so important and how you can learn to make it look effortless.    Life is here for us to take hold of.   It's a lot more fun when we stop trying to be perfect and embrace the falls. Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5    
21:19 1/4/24
158 A Different way to Start the New Year
The hustle and bustle of the holidays quickly gives way to a lot of noise about changing who you are. Be smaller, be more organized, make more money...all of it tries to tell you that you'll be happier if you do. But it doesn't feel good and right. In this week's episode I'm sharing a different way to start the New Year that is calm, warm and comfortable. We're adding my twist on Hygge, the Swedish way of being. If you're tired of resolutions that don't stick, you're afraid of going into a New year without your baby or you're feeling a bit hopeless and you're not sure how to look forward...this is the episode for you. Even if you're pumped for a new start, you're going to get some gems you've probably never heard before.  If you love this podcast, please leave a review! Join us in The Cozy Place! Click HERE Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
19:31 12/28/23
157 Cleaning Out Your Mental Handbag
You know how sometimes your purse just starts getting really heavy and you’re not sure why? When you go to find your phone you have to dig through gum wrappers, a pair of socks (what?) and all those receipts you don’t even know why you have? All that clutter slows you down and gives you a shoulder ache. Ya feel me? Well the same thing happens in our brain. If we’re not paying attention, clutter builds up and every once in a while we need to dump it all out, sort through and start fresh. Today’s episode is going to teach you how to do just that without any shame or judgment about how it got so messy in the first place. Come settle into The Cozy Place! Click HERE Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
14:17 12/7/23
156 When you are Sick
'Tis the season to catch some yucky bugs and it can be miserable. No matter what is ailing you, I've got some simple tips to make you feel better in no time, even if you're still up to your sinuses in germs.  Amy helps parents living life after miscarriage, stillbirth or any kind of babyloss.  Feeling overwhelmed this holiday season? Let me help.  Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
19:39 11/25/23
155 Guided Relaxation
Sometimes you just need a little help to quiet your mind and relax your body. You do so much every day. You deserve a break.  Join me for a guided relaxation that you can do almost anywhere (please not while driving, ha!) that will bring warmth to your heart and give you the boost you need to keep on keeping on. Life after miscarriage, stillbirth or babyloss needs extra care.  This is a very easy way to give yourself some love, get yourself out of a spiral, or bring a new energy to your day. Listen to this episode by searching Smooth Stones Podcast on your favorite podcasting app. Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Intro/outro Music by ZingDog on Pond5 Background music by SoundVessel on Pond5  
15:56 11/16/23
154 Creating Community with Jelissa Umpierre
Have you ever felt alone in your life after miscarriage, stillbirth or babyloss? Our guest today couldn't find the support and community she needed, so she created it herself! Her tips will help you find the community you need. Loss mom connection event Novenmber 9, 2023! Sign up HERE www.rainbowmanifestations.com Instagram @Rainbowmanifestations Jelissa is a devoted mother who experienced the profound loss of her beloved daughter, Yvette. Yvette was conceived through IVF after a six-year struggle to conceive. Unfortunately, Yvette passed on May 18th, 2021. Since that heart-wrenching moment, Jelissa has committed herself to establishing a nurturing and empathetic haven for those who have experienced baby loss. Jelissa offers comfort and guidance to others navigating the challenging path of grief. In addition, she uses her platform to raise awareness and foster understanding around the profound impact of baby loss. Jelissa is also pursuing her master's degree to fulfill her dream of becoming a therapist, where she aims to provide professional support and healing for those in need. Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo provided by Jelissa Umpierre Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
34:44 11/9/23
153 Downplaying your Grief
Have you ever found yourself in conversation with someone and you’re telling them that you’re fine when on the inside you are barely holding it together? Why do we do that? You also might not allow yourself to grieve as much once you have a rainbow baby or it’s been a while since your miscarriage, stillbirth or babyloss. There are so many ways we downplay our grief and it’s really a disservice to ourselves, the people around us and society as a whole. On today’s episode I’m sharing why we downplay and how to start being more honest about what this life after #babyloss is really like. Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
21:20 10/26/23
152 Finding your Awesome when Life gets Hard with Alison Faulkner
Buckle in because you are going to love the one and only Alison Faulkner! Alison's unique style and incredible energy are contagious. Don't be distracted by the amazing nails and fabulous dance moves..pay attention because this girl's got a ton of depth and life experience to share with us. You don't want to miss this episode featuring car accidents, the unending urge to pee and what pretty plants saved Alison in her darkest hours.  Alison Faulkner has made a career doing whatever she feels like doing. She is a branding and events expert, and author of the book, "You're Already Awesome!" Alison built her business on the back of DIY, Etsy shops, and many craft fairs along the way! She hosts the podcast Awesome with Alison--a top 100 podcast, and acts as consultant for Fortune 500 companies, as a speaker, artist, and self-proclaimed nonsense dancer. Alison generously shared her worksheet  "I wanna Know what FUN is!" Download it here! Alison's website:   https://alisonfaulkner.com/ SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram @alisonfaulkner  Twitter @thealisonshow YouTube Alison Faulkner Pinterest Alison Faulkner  Facebook- The Alison Show  Podcast Awesome with Alison  Need babyloss support? Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo provided by Alison Faulkner Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
48:07 10/19/23
151 Lessons from our Babies 2023
Today's special episode features some precious babies who were lost due to miscarriage, stillbirth or other kinds of babyloss. Even though they died, they also lived! They taught us lessons and today I'm sharing listener submissions, reading babies' names and memories. I'm also giving some easy tips to make Pregnancy and Infant Loss awareness Day and Month easier.  Thank you to everyone who sent in a name. It is an honor to know you and your babies.  Big hugs. Thanks for celebrating 4 years of the Smooth Stones Podcast with me! Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5 grief, miscarriage, stillbirth
20:19 10/12/23
150 Lessons Learned from Autumn
Are you a fan of fall? I am. I love the chill in the air, the colors, the treats and especially the smells. Sometimes fall can also be a difficult time as we pass through another season without our children. Today I'm sharing how the changes we see in autumn can teach us so much especially after miscarriage, stillbirth or babyloss of any kind.   Don't forget to submit your babies' names for next week's special episode. We're celebrating 4 years of the Smooth Stones Podcast by honoring your little ones. I'll also be sending out some birthday presents as a way to thank you for being here. You can share your baby HERE Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
21:11 10/6/23
149 Being Opinionated
My husband said something that really fired me up this week, so I'm going to talk about it!  Are you opinionated? Have you ever been told you are? What subjects get you fired up?  In today's episode I'm sharing what was said and what I thought about after the conversation. It's all about how you, especially as a woman, can use your voice to share what you truly feel without worrying about what other people will think.  You can do this in a way that feels right and aligned with your values. This conversation is so important for all of us, but especially those of us who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or babyloss. We can feel like we lose our voice. Well mama, it's time to get it back!    Speaking of sharing your voice...I want to share your babies and your words on the podcast for a special Pregnancy and infant loss remembrance day episode. Click HERE to submit your baby. Even better, I'm giving away prizes to celebrate the podcast's 4th birthday, you can opt in to enter!    Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
27:12 9/28/23
148 PAL - High Risk Pregnancy
Pregnancy after miscarriage, stillbirth or any kind of babyloss is not always easy. You may need to get answers before you even start trying to conceive again and you definitely need to build yourself an amazing support team.   For many of us, our past losses, age or other factors put us in the high risk category. This can seem scary but also have some added benefits. Today I'm sharing my experiences being high risk, including being diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, and how you can take care of yourself if you end up high risk.   Share your baby on the podcast for my special Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance episode and enter to win prizes! Click HERE to enter   Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5 High Risk Pregnancy definition found here: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/22190-high-risk-pregnancy
29:14 9/21/23
147 What to do When You See a Snake
Have you ever seen something out of the corner of your eye and jumped, only to find out it was completely harmless? This week I thought I saw a snake and I'm sharing all about what happened next, and how it applies to life after babyloss.   Miscarriage, stillbirth or any kind of pregnancy or infant loss seems to put a lot of scary things in our path. If you want to stop being afraid and take back your life, you have to listen to this episode.   Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo by Canva Music by ZingDog on Pond5  
17:41 9/7/23
146 The 5 Love Languages for Grieving Parents with Candy McVicar
Relationships and marriage after loss can take a beating. Today's guest has weathered the storm of stillbirth and miscarriage. She then had to learn how to navigate her marriage while grieving. With the help of Dr. Gary Chapman's 5 Love Languages she has learned how to be a better partner and keep love alive. Candy is an incredible woman of faith who has given her heart to service. She founded the Missing Grace Foundation  https://missinggrace.org/ to provide hope and support to other grieving families in honor of her daughter. She also is the co-author of a book that combines her experience and vast knowledge of the grieving process into doable tips for couples. Get support from Amy! Click HERE Follow me on Instagram! @amy.smoothstonescoaching Visit my website. Photo provided by Candy McVicar Music by ZingDog on Pond5 Find Candy at the links below and get her book: Holding onto Love after You've Lost a Baby: The 5 Love Languages for Grieving Parents wherever books are sold: www.CandyMcVicar.com https://m.facebook.com/CandyMcVicarOfficial https://instagram.com/candymcvicar    
41:04 8/31/23

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