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 following 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. I’m so sorry for your pain and heartache if that is what brings you to my site. Please feel free to leave comments on my blog. Hugs!