It’s Not Goodbye. It’s See You Later

The words captured on this photo, written by my son tonight. Today we lost a generous and kind human being. A husband; a father; a friend; a poppy. A man who enjoyed the simple things in life. An Aussie larrikin, who was always there to lend a hand. Today at 2pm, my father in lawContinue reading “It’s Not Goodbye. It’s See You Later”

The Clusterf*ck that is COVID

I would like to say “here we go again” as Sydney Australia goes into another lockdown, however, I appreciate that we have been incredibly lucky in comparison to other parts of the world. Whatever your personal beliefs are about the virus itself and the vaccine, I think we would all agree the world has beenContinue reading “The Clusterf*ck that is COVID”

Grieving the loss of a pet- Goodbye River Boy

I’ve lost a few beautiful and much loved pets in my life and today I lost my beautiful Dalmatian, River. I cannot express the pain and grief I’m feeling right now and the tears will not stop flowing. I had to re-home River a few years ago when my husband and I separated, as IContinue reading “Grieving the loss of a pet- Goodbye River Boy”

Dealing With Loss

“Grief is just love with no place to go”. Today I received the sad news that three people I know had passed away. None of them were related and I wasn’t close to any of them but three precious lives were lost. Three families and three lots of loved ones will now commence their journeyContinue reading “Dealing With Loss”

Emotional Agility Vs Toxic Positivity

Toxic Positivity is forced, false positivity. It may sound innocuous on the surface, but when we share something difficult with someone and they insist that you turn it into a positive, what they are really saying is “my comfort is more important than your reality”- Dr Susan David. I have touched on toxic positivity andContinue reading “Emotional Agility Vs Toxic Positivity”

Grappling with Grief

“Grief never ends, but it changes. It’s a passage we must go through but it’s not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor is it a lack of faith…It is the price of love”. The definition of grief is the response to loss. Although conventionally focused on the emotional responseContinue reading “Grappling with Grief”

Healing and Growth are a Marathon NOT a Sprint

“Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter, or make well shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart and your soul”. Sometimes it takes a momentary trip backContinue reading “Healing and Growth are a Marathon NOT a Sprint”