When you were the sole carer for your mum or dad before they died….and your brothers or sisters did nothing

When you were the sole carer for your mum or dad before they died….and your siblings did nothing I wrote this post last week about dealing with the death of your parent when you were their carer.  What I didn’t … Continue reading

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Father’s day when you’ve lost your dad – stop doing the one thing that will make you forget him

Father’s day when you’ve lost your dad.  The best gift you can give him and yourself – stop doing the one thing that will make you forget him. These holidays can be really tough, can’t they? The build up to … Continue reading

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Your questions: What do I do when the people around me start forgetting that my parent has died?

Your questions: What do I do when the people around me start forgetting that my mum or dad has died? Just after your mum or dad has died you tend to get quite a bit of support.  At the very least most … 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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Another tip on speaking at a funeral if you’re really, really nervous

Another tip on speaking at a funeral if you’re really, really nervous Apparently people fear public speaking even more than death (???) or at least that’s what I’ve read and been told countless times.  What about when you combine the … Continue reading

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Another tip on speaking at a funeral if you’re really, really nervous

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Another tip on speaking at a funeral if you’re really, really nervous Apparently people fear public speaking even more than death (???) or at least that’s what I’ve read and been told countless times.  What about when you combine the … 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: “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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