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 […]

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