Between my daughter and son, I had a miscarriage. We went for an 11 week scan and there was no heartbeat. Even though miscarriages are so common, it was still super heartbreaking for us. It was such an isolating experience for me. It took my body a few months to get my cycle back and then we waited a bit longer to officially start trying again. During this time I became close with Jenn from @bloominglotusjewelry - I had mentioned I eventually wanted to buy a mala for healing. She knew what had happened and that I loved this one stone colour. She ended up surprising me with a custom mala - she included my favourite stone colour, but then added a couple of special beads for fertility and healing. It was one of the sweetest things I have ever received (I cried when I read her words). A few weeks after I received her mala, I went to a local back bending workshop and experienced my deepest backbends to this day. It's like my heart was open wide. A month later I got pregnant with my son. Sure, it was bound to happen, but I truly believe those two things are the reason I got pregnant when I did. Had it not been for social media/Instagram, I never would had started yoga and I never would have met people like Jenn - I know there are many pitfalls of social media, but the amazing people in this yoga community far outweigh the bad for me. So when things start feeling negative, I remember all of the amazing friends and connections I have made on here and am forever grateful. Take the good with the bad, Right? Thank you for reading, this is not something I have ever really talked about. I am also grateful for all the support throughout the years from all of you. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💜 (I'm wearing my @bloominglotusjewelry mala and attached a picture of it up close as well. My first mala and most favourite mala) Thank you Jenn, you are truly an amazing person.