Aditi Loveridge has always been extremely passionate about women’s issues. Over the years, Aditi has supported many women through their journey after pregnancy or infant loss (including from conception, pregnancy after loss and postpartum). Supporting these motherers has provided Aditi with an in depth understanding of how a woman’s past and present experiences shape who she is, the choices she is presented with, and the decisions she makes. As a certified coach, Aditi has had the honour of connecting women with their inner strength and enabling them to make the best possible choices for themselves, their families and their communities. In combination with her personal experience and professional training, Aditi developed www.pregnancylosshealing.com, where she offers one on one coaching, mindfulness based tools, and inspiration for other mothers who have lost babies. Aditi supports mothers in discovering their inner strength. She creates a safe and sacred space for mothers to let their guard down, allow the cracks to open, and let in the light. Aditi fully sees her clients, without judgement, and honours exactly who they are in the moment. All of Aditi’s work is done virtually so she has the ability to support anyone, anywhere.
Aditi is a also writer and strong advocate within the loss community. She has written many articles for Still Standing Magazine , an online magazine to help parents cope with the aftermath of child loss and infertility. Aditi has also been a speaker on Erica M. McAffee’s Podcast, “Sharing Stories of Grief and Loss”. She has also been a presenter on numerous online Masterclasses.
What do I do best?
I am really good at helping mothers who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss connect with their deepest levels of strength. This isn’t always an easy thing to do after the loss of a child. However, I have created tangible tools and mindfulness based techniques that have helped so many mothers connect to their strength and moved them from fear and worry to trust and joy. It is a very powerful moment when a mother can stand fully in her abilities and know that she can handle anything that comes her way. And to see her do this with a deep sense of joy and excitement is breathtaking.
What makes me the best version of myself?
My parents always embodied Wayne Dyer’s quote, “When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.” This upbringing has definitely helped me grow into a compassionate and empathetic partner, mother and friend. I have always been able to offer a non-judgmental and empathetic ear to others; this along side my good sense of humour (at least I think I am funny!) has also helped me make friends easily. Having a “tribe” that supports me and each other has been pivotal to my growth and healing.
I have also always been able to express my feelings and let go of any negative emotions through the art of writing. Writing has been something that has been a constant in my life no matter the turmoil that might be around me. Not only has my writing been extremely therapeutic for me and my own journey, it has also helped lots of other women not feel so alone and isolated in theirs.
Lastly, over the past 6 years I have grown and solidified my mindfulness practice. I make time for formal mindfulness meditation but I also practice mindfulness from moment to moment. My practice has grown and become deeper, helping me release the need to control things and decrease my anxiety. I have been able to show up and be more present in my life. When I am truly present, in that moment, I can honestly say that I am the best version of myself.
What are my aspirations?
My personal goals are to develop a consistent yoga practice, continue to spend quality time with my family and travel more (to places with warmth and beaches...ok and maybe pina coladas!)
From a business point of view, I want to finish and launch a program that I am working on to assist mothers who are pregnant again after loss. Eventually I want this to be translated into book form. I am close to this goal being reality which I am beyond excited about.
I also want to bring more awareness to the power in mala necklaces. I custom make ones and would love to see that side of my business expand; I have a real passion for mala meditation and would love to share it with more people.
My Biggest Success?
My biggest success in my opinion is how I have been able to turn my hurts into healing. My pregnancy with my daughter was filled with anxiety and worry (as are most pregnancies after loss), and I felt completely disconnected from my pregnancy (my present moment). Instead of continuing to live in that space, I have built a spiritual practice of mindfulness to assist me in not missing out on any moments again. Not only have I done this for myself, but I have made it my life work to help other mothers not miss out on any of their own moments. The hurts I experienced in my past are 100% why I do the work that I do, why I parent the way that I do, and why I LIVE the way that I do. My hurts lead to my healing, and for that I am grateful.
My Most Challenging Moment?
My most challenging moment(s) was the time that followed my pregnancy loss(es). It was one of the most intense times in my life. I didn’t know how to move forward and I was stuck in fear, grief, and anxiety. It was from these challenging times, that I broke open and began my journey into mindfulness.
My newest mantra is “This is MY motherhood”. I never envisioned my journey into motherhood to begin with pregnancy loss. Nor did I envision myself as the mother that I am today. I use this mantra to remind me, that despite all of the unexpected turns my journey has taken, they are MINE. My motherhood is mine and shouldn’t be compared to other’s journeys or what I think my own journey SHOULD look like. My motherhood is perfectly imperfect and that is what makes it so beautifully...mine.
My Favorite People/Role Models?
My favourite people are my parents, my sister, my partner and my daughter.
Every mother who has endured the heartbreak of pregnancy and infant loss and continues to fight for herself and her family are my role models. I am inspired by every mother that shares her story with me in one on one coaching sessions, group sessions,and through my social media. Despite having endured indescribable heartbreak these mothers have a deep resilience that drives my soul.
My Favorite Places/Destinations?
Honestly my favourite places in the world are wherever my family is.
I moved back to my hometown almost 11 years ago just so that I could be closer to my parents. I also met my partner, the love of my life here. So though my hometown may not be considered to be the most exciting or exotic place in the world, having the love and security of my family makes it the best place for me. Since having my daughter, it has been such a blessing to have my parents so close. Seeing their relationship blossom has been one of the biggest highlights of my life. So though there are no beaches and it can get frighteningly cold here, my hometown will always be my favourite place.
My Favorite Products/Objects?
My favourite products are anything to do with meditation, whether it is an app or a book. I am always seeking products that teach me more about this wonderful gift of presence.
My Current Passions?
I am currently loving yin yoga. I have always been curious about yoga but never practiced. Lately I have been moving out of my comfort zone and making friends with my body on the mat. I can not wait to see how this practice transforms my relationship with my body.