Category Archives: Looking after yourself

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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Dealing with the death of a parent when you were their carer

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Dealing with the death of a parent when you were their carer I’ve been intending to write some blogs for people who had been carers for their parents before they died……and have been prompted to do so now as I … Continue reading

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Why joining a bereavement support group can be the best and worst thing for you.

Why joining a bereavement support group can be the best and worst thing for you. When you’ve lost a parent or someone close to you, you may have thought of, or others may have suggested, joining a relevant support group. … 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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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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Questions I get asked: 5 tips for someone who has just lost a parent or someone they love

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Questions I get asked: 5 tips for someone who has just lost a parent or someone they love Over the weekend I was asked what my top 5 bits of advice would be for someone who has just lost a … Continue reading

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The value of strength vs vulnerability when you’ve lost a parent or someone you love

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Strength vs Vulnerability when you’ve lost a parent or someone you love If you read a statement like “being ok with being vulnerable is a strength, not a weakness” and cringe, gag, frown, huff, or some other show of contempt … Continue reading

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Questions I get asked: why would someone who has lost a parent need help?

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Questions I get asked: why would someone who has lost a parent need help? Ok so this isn’t a question I have been asked too many times but I want to answer it here for two reasons: 1)  I was … Continue reading

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How should I be feeling when I’ve lost my Mum or Dad?

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How should I be feeling when I’ve lost my Mum or Dad? Over the last couple of weeks I’ve seen quite a few of the google searches that led people to my blog being about how people feel after they’ve … Continue reading

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‘The Absolute Basics of Looking After Yourself After Losing a Parent’ 101

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‘The Absolute Basics of Looking After Yourself After Losing a Parent’ 101 This also applies to losing anyone you love, or indeed taking any hard-hit from life or just feeling really, really (really, really) down or depressed. Believe me, I … Continue reading

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