Monday, April 12, 2010

The Face of Depression

Our team wanted to share a recent post on Sharon Piller's website as it eloquently depicts another face of Postpartum Depression. Please read on and pass along...

"Well I have to tell you this is not going to be an ordinary post for me because this wasn't an ordinary shoot. I was very fortunate to meet some extremely amazing people this past weekend. We had this baby shoot planned for a little bit now. Baby Parker is the most adorable, smiley, happy baby and he is now 5 months old. However, a few things happened when Parker was born to make his first few months on this earth less than ideal. He had very bad colic and to top it off, his wonderful first time mom Danielle fell into a very deep Postpartum Depression. Just in case you are wondering, I have Danielle's full approval to publish her story. In fact, she insisted." Read more here...

Danielle and don't know just how many lives you are saving!! Thanks SO much for sharing ~

Friday, April 2, 2010

Celebrate Forgiveness and Rebirth!

Today, as we embark on a holiday that celebrates forgiveness and rebirth, I would like to encourage each mother who needs support to follow her heart, rest her pain and begin her own healing journey.

Whatever pain you endure and hold onto is a choice; that is whether you allow it to define your spirit. Choose to give life to hope, gratitude and you will receive abundance.

I would like to thank and honor my team and kindred friends Elita Paterson, Tania Bird and Peggy Collins, who have allowed me to achieve such growth and happiness in a short period of time.

We are works in progress, but our positive light has out-shined any of the dark days we endured. We also know that we are waves in the ocean. When one of us is struggling with a storm, the others are there to provide solace and refuge. Our shoreline is vast and endless, so are the possibilities of healing.

We are deeply proud to announce that we have been nominated for the YWCA Women of Distinction, Circle of Friends Category for 2010.
This achievement reflects our original mission to provide awareness, acceptance and assistance for mothers and families struggling with PPD.

We graciously thank our supporters for the nomination, as well as our ambassadors who believed in our dream to destroy the mask.

With love and light,

Carla O’Reilly, Elita Paterson and Tania Bird