This is the Messy Me

My dad lost his dog last week. His 12 year old Labrador Winnie, which was my mums therapy dog. Truth be known Winnie was more my dads dog. He loved her immensely and she was a very important part of the family. When mum took ill many years ago and dad became her carer, WinnieContinue reading “This is the Messy Me”

A Guide to Support those Suffering Grief and Loss

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss. You will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same. NorContinue reading “A Guide to Support those Suffering Grief and Loss”

Navigating a New Life- When Grief Comes Knocking

“You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it”– J.K Rowling There’s the briefest of moments when you start to awaken in the morning, where life feels uncomplicated, where you haven’t yet remembered. Where your life is like it was before, before the loss. And thenContinue reading “Navigating a New Life- When Grief Comes Knocking”

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”

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”

The Unf*ckening

Most of us have been there at some point in our lives. When we feel we are caught in the cycle of pain, hurt, fear, shame, heartbreak-when we are in the midst of the f*ckening. It’s a terrible place to be stuck and it takes brutal honesty and bloody hard inner work to begin toContinue reading “The Unf*ckening”