Monthly Archives: May 2011

Questions: “Did they know I loved them?” When you didn’t get the chance to say ‘I love you’ before your mum or dad died.

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Questions I get asked: “Did they know I loved them?” When you didn’t get the chance to say ‘I love you’ before your mum or dad died. If you have done much reading on death and dying you’ll find lots … Continue reading

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Questions I get asked: “Can I really get over my grief?”

Questions I get asked: “Can I really get over my grief?” Before I answer this I just want to say something about the phrase ‘get over’, as it isn’t one I usually use. The reason I don’t is that when … Continue reading

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Planning your own funeral – why you should be thinking about this now

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Planning your own funeral – and why you should be thinking about this now Recently I’ve been doing more and more thinking and writing about funerals and spending more time researching the industry here and the options…..so I thought today … Continue reading

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Questions I get asked: “Why aren’t I reacting normally to my dad’s death? I feel numb. Why am I not feeling it like everyone else is?”

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“Why aren’t I reacting normally to my dad’s death?  I feel numb.  Why am I not feeling it like everyone else is?” I was asked this question the other day and thought is would make a good blog.  Because if … Continue reading

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Funeral planning and your options – who can run a funeral ceremony?

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Funeral planning and your options – who can run a funeral ceremony? Organising a funeral for your mum or dad can be incredibly surreal.  There is no time to wait, get your head around things, or to feel a bit … Continue reading

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Questions I get asked: what to do with my dad’s (or mum’s) ashes?

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Questions I get asked: what to do with my parent’s ashes? I was asked this question recently by someone trying to figure out what to do with the ashes of their father, and it’s not an uncommon question when people … Continue reading

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“A death should never be celebrated”. Why I disagree.

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“A death should never be celebrated”.  Why I  disagree. I try so hard to make sure my blogs are easy to read, not too provocative, chocolate-coated and sometimes watered down to offer the least possible offence and make them more … Continue reading

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The death of Osama Bin Laden…How should you feel about it?

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Today I’m hijacking my regular “questions I get asked” Monday post in favour of blogging about what has been all over facebook and twitter (my sources of news) this morning. An instant twitter trending topic, I’ve been watching with great … Continue reading

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