Book Recommendations

There are a large range of books out there that look at grief and dying. Some books are beautifully written, while others seem like you are reading something from WebMD with words you can’t even pronounce. So trying to find one that you’ll like and resonates with you can be hard.   That’s why I thought I would […]

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Seeing a Professional Grief Counsellor and how it helped me.

“I think you should see someone…” Six little words that I didn’t want to hear.   “But I don’t need to see someone…” I pleaded.   “Just think about it…”   Six little words that had confirmed what my gut had been screaming at me for a while.  Deep down I knew I needed to see someone but didn’t […]

Crying. Why you should do it more often…

Photo by Karen_Nadine As adults, whenever we feel the need to cry, we tend not to cry in public or in front of our families.  We tend to wait until we are alone to start crying.  We hide our tears even when we are badly hurting. I don’t know how many times I have heard, ‘Oh I […]

Coping with Loneliness After Death

In my culture, after a person has passed away, we have a 3 day “open house” type event where people come to pay their respects to the family. Usually there is food, tea & coffee and lots of whispering. It is not intended for people to stay a long time, but some do.   When my […]

The why behind Finding My Anchors…

If someone had asked me at the age of 20 what I wanted my life to look like by the age of 34, I would have said something along the lines of … ‘Married, with 2 or 3 kids, own my own home, successful career and world travelled.’Losing both of my parents would not have been one of things […]

Journalling and Grief: How can it help

When I first lost my mum, which was sudden and unexpected, I was an emotional wreak. I had never lost anyone important to me so the loss of my mum in one hit was more than I knew how to cope with.   At the time I thought I was coping ok … but  nothing seemed to keep my […]

Feeling Lost When Someone you Love Dies

After my mum first passed away, for a very long time I had this sense of being lost. The best way for me to describe it is as this; I am an 8 year-old girl that has lost her mother in the shopping centre and no matter which way I turn, I can never seem to find her. In the beginning it […]

Coping with Mothers’ Day when you don’t have a mum

It was just after the Easter break when I was walking through the grocery store when that awful feeling started to form in my stomach. I remember thinking to myself “Already??? We have just finished Easter!” For the majority of women that have lost their mum, you know exactly what I’m talking about. You know […]

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