Category Archives: Talking about death

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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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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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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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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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: Do I get sad working with death all the time?

Questions I get asked: Do I get sad working with death all the time?  Now this isn’t a question people ask me in terms of their own help, but it is a question I get asked a lot.  A lot … Continue reading

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The BEST thing about social media – why I fell in love with it all over again yesterday

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The BEST thing about social media – why I fell in love with it all over again yesterday To be honest I don’t need convincing on the merits of social media.  It’s incredibly social, keeps you up-to-date with your industry, … 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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Questions I get asked: THE perfect thing to say. And THE thing you must never say. What to say to someone who has lost their Mum or Dad (or anyone close to them).

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Now this is a question I get asked all the time.  It’s also something I’ve heard around me for years– it’s an incredibly common question when you’ve just heard that someone you know has lost their parent or someone else … Continue reading

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