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The truth about grief: 9 years on from losing mum

I’m on my fourth coffee of the day. I’ve done very little, yet I feel I could sleep forever. Sporadic sobs since the moment of waking. Promises of self care that are pushed until later, because distractions become my addiction on days like today. Nine years. Nine years ago, mum died. It has not got…

A Grief Interlude: Be more than a one-hit-wonder this Christmas

Guest post by Amy F. I don’t profess to be an expert in grief, and despite losing some dear friends over theyears and my Mom earlier this year, I don’t ever want to be. But I’ve learned a fewthings from the interactions of people with me during this past year that I wanted toshare. This is…

How to start writing about grief: Words of advice from the online community

I put a question out across social media recently, asking if writing about lost loved ones helps people with their grief. It’s something that has been beneficial to me, that’s for sure. A myriad of messages dropped into my inbox with many using the written form – words about their loved one, to their loved…

Postcards For You: A Creative Outlet for Grief

Grief is isolating enough without having to self isolate. The whole world’s ability to be able to mourn properly has been taken away. Just yesterday, Cruse Bereavement Care reported a rise in calls to their helpline. People are struggling. And it’s no surprise. Desperately-needed in-person interactions, visiting your favourite place, space in general, healthy distractions…


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