My name is Carmel Breathnach. I was born and raised in Ireland and moved to Portland, Oregon, USA in my late twenties. I’m currently working on a memoir titled “A Lovely Woman,” based on my experience of losing my mother to cancer when I was 11 years old, after a prolonged illness. I’m a writer, blogger, reader, former elementary school teacher, music-lover and nature enthusiast. I value a holistic approach to life and health and I love to travel. Visit my Twitter page here: @AuthorCarmelB and my facebook author’s page here: ALOVELYWOMAN and I’m also on Instagram. Thank you for reading my blog posts about mother loss and I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to leave comments on my blog. Hugs! IMAG6036

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Jill says:

    I am so sorry for your loss and at such a tender age. Your tribute to your mother is so beautiful and I know she would be so very proud of you. You are so blessed to have such a remarkable caring and loving father.
    As a survivor of stage 4
    ovarian cancer, and a mother, I am so hoping you are being followed by a top notch Dr. in this field. This disease is still called “the silent killer” to this day.
    I’ve lost many friends young and old to this horrible disease and quite a few whose mother or grandmother had it.
    It may seem inappropriate to use this site for such a message. For those of us fighting ovarian cancer our hope is to prevent another woman from going through what we are.
    Blessings to you


    • Thank you, Jill, for your kindness. It is a frightening disease. I worry about my health and the health of those I love constantly, given my childhood. I appreciate your advice. Blessings and best of health to you and yours.


  2. Dear Carmel, Thank you for your honesty. I will turn 64 years old on May 1st and my mother died when I was four. I so understand your thoughts and feelings. Keep writing and sharing your story. I can tell you are a beautiful soul! My blog at soulspeak2016@wordpress is all about being a motherless daughter. We are healing and growing and loving and I’m so glad to see you on this journey.


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  4. I love your blog. It is similar to mine. Motherloss.blog

    I’m in process of writing a book. I would love to incorporate part of your story and your information. I will contact you for permission first of course.

    More later…I just now “found” you.


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