The death of Amy Winehouse. Why it isn’t a waste and it isn’t a shame.

 The death of Amy Winehouse.  Why it isn’t a waste and it isn’t a shame. Delayed reaction, I know, but it’s a week since Amy Winehouse was found dead in her flat and there is one particular thing that has … Continue reading

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On the anniversary of your mum or dad’s death. What choice are you making?

On the anniversary of your parent’s death. What choice are you making? Those of you that know my story know that around 6 years ago I lost 6 family members in 4 months. Exactly 6 years ago today was when … Continue reading

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Are you finding the 30-day challenge hard? Do you want to quit or have you quit already? My confession: why I broke my 30 day challenge yesterday…..

Are you finding the 30-day challenge hard?  Do you want to quit or have you quit already?  My confession: why I broke my 30 day challenge yesterday….. Yesterday I didn’t write my 5-min love letter. The point of the 30-day … Continue reading

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Day 9 of the 30 day challenge…and some of the challenges of the challenge

A quick update on how I personally am finding the 30 day challenge…and also a couple of the more challenging elements that I have encountered and that a couple of people have written to me about. After the last video a couple of friends … Continue reading

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What is ‘grief’?

I wrote a post a couple of weeks back about the 5 stages of grief (the Kubler-Ross method) and why it needed to be retired as our model for understanding grief. If you haven’t read it yet then take a … Continue reading

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Day 5: How to do the 30 day challenge. What are the rules and guidelines?!

Day 5: How to do the 30 day challenge.  What are the rules and guidelines?! Here is a vid about how to do the 30 day challenge in case you are struggling with any of the details……. (please feel free … Continue reading

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Your questions: Getting married without your parents there

Getting married without your parents there A new friend of mine – let’s call her Stella – is getting married this Saturday.  While very excited she is also having very mixed feelings as, in the last couple of years, she … Continue reading

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My 30 day challenge…..join me on it!

My 30 day challenge……join me on it! This is my first ever video blog, done in a rush as I promised someone that it would be up about 5 minutes ago…… I have started a 30 day challenge that already … Continue reading

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"I can’t bury my parent’s ashes". What to do when you can’t part with the ashes of the people you’ve lost

“I can’t bury my parent’s ashes”. What to do when you can’t part with the ashes of the people you’ve lost I was asked about this by someone who lost several family members and hasn’t been able to bear burying … Continue reading

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Why the "5 stages of grief/bereavement" model should be retired. Permanently. Now.

Why the ‘5 stages of grief/bereavement’ model should be retired. Permanently. Now. Since starting my blog last year this is the first time I’ve skipped two blog days in a row.  It happened because I was planning on writing this … Continue reading

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