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Grieving Jam and Bread

By |April 13th, 2018|

If like me you’re grieving right now and you’re a member of a Facebook nostalgia groups, often from where we grew up, you know the type, they post images and memories from our childhood haunts, often a lot of laughs and often real silly stuff too.

Well, a photo of jam and bread appeared a couple […]

Child Bereavement and Loss

By |September 9th, 2014|

Child bereavement and loss

Child bereavement and loss is probably the most hurtful loss there is and most of us can’t escape it. Whether our loss was a grandparent early in our lives or a parent, later in life , when we’re an adult, or even if the loss is outside of these norms, the numbing, […]

Those we love are never forgotten

By |February 12th, 2014|

A lit up candle light for a grief moment.
I want to share my grief in the hope that I can finally get some closure and find a peace so I do. I live in Belfast and I have struggled with the loss of my son almost 25 years ago, in what was described as […]

‘Life – What’s it all about’

By |May 3rd, 2013|

Connecting – The Meaning of Life

For me life is about connecting, with other people and other living things, in my work as an online counsellor, but also in how I choose to live my life it’s all about connecting and in some cases choosing not to connect, I try to connect with everyone I can, […]

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A Bereavement Journey – ‘Writing as Therapy’

By |February 21st, 2013|

Since writing my last entry in which I talked about the fourth task of mourning, I have continued to explore my thoughts and feelings, not only about how it feels to have a husband die, but also about the experience of putting what I thought and felt into words and then writing them down.

I remembered […]

A Bereavement Journey – ‘Letting Go and Moving On’

By |February 20th, 2013|

I am wondering if this might the most difficult task to write about because it is what I am doing now.

The bereavement model that I have mentioned before describes this part as ‘emotionally relocating the deceased and moving on with life’. I don’t interpret that as forgetting but more like finding a way to acknowledge […]