It’s been a very difficult six weeks. The maiden has, on a few occasions, said she wants to kill herself. And while I’m not sure she truly understands what it would really mean if she killed herself, I know she is likely overwhelmed and wants the stress and confusion and changes to end. When we … More Hanging on to light and life.
A video clip came up on my Twitter feed this morning about results of a study Bristol University conducted looking at 70 years of studies to find evidence of outcomes for “light drinking” during pregnancy. While they agree on the evidence about the risks of heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy, their objective was to “determine … More FASD: It’s time to Stop the Debate.
Below are all the links to all the posts made over the last 99 days. If you want to copy the graphics, all of them appear on Our Sacred Breath Pinterest Account (which you can get to using one of the social media icons on the right or bottom of the screen depending on how … More 99 Days to 9/9 FASDay: Master Post
Today, on this 9th day of the 9th month at the 9th hour, International FASD Awareness Day, we are encouraged to stop, reflect on and share the message of no alcohol for nine months during pregnancy (049) to bring attention to the risks of prenatal exposure to alcohol. I wondered how I would end the … More FASDay: What are you grateful for?
Today I was meant to be at a workshop by Jeff Noble (FASD Forever). However my dog had to go to the vet unexpectedly. Instead thanks to technology and FB Live I was able to watch at home while wearing my red shoes, and keeping an eye on Franklin (the dog). I was disappointed I wasn’t … More Day 8 Red Shoes Rock: FASD Does NOT Define Us
There is much talk on social media lately about the words we use to talk about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, women who drink alcohol, addiction, individuals with FASD and the messages of awareness and prevention. As anything develops over time, the language changes. Even over the four years I’ve written this blog, I notice my … More Day 7 Red Shoes Rock: Reflecting FASD
Today I was thinking again about analogies … as I grabbed my umbrella on my way out the door. The obvious analogy is how Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is sometimes referred to as an umbrella term for the effects, or the diagnoses, such as in the illustration below. In Canada, FASD is no longer an … More Day 6 of Red Shoes Rock: FASD Umbrella