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Day Zero

For the year after Claire died I wrote so many blog posts and every one of those contained so much pain. In recent times the blog posts have been more […]

Making time to grieve

Do you make time for grief? If you give yourself time and space… and by that I mean a specific time and space. I’ve found that it helps soooooo much […]

Swimming

The journey I am on is a journey with a very distinct beginning, yet it is a journey without an end. Imagine walking down the beach towards the sea, taking […]

Dealing with Grief

I thought in this post I would share some of my own experiences of dealing with grief, and I mean dealing with grief, not living with it, not ignoring it, […]

… I can’t…

When I first thought about it I thought “I can’t…” But I’m now at a place where “I can begin to consider the possibility and imagine the options of what […]

A change of perspective

When I feel low I write. Writing helps me make sense of everything, it helps me put things in order. Perspective 1 It’s the loneliness that is truly getting to […]

Wine Glasses, George Benson and Tears

I’ve been a bit up and down this weekend. I need some new wine glasses as most of ours had smashed so when I was in Morrisons I picked up […]

Is it a dream?

It still feels like this is a dream, like its happening to someone else, almost a complete existential experience somewhat like those dreams where you think you are dreaming, but […]

Two Pictures

life is a real battle at the moment. It seems as though every day has a series of hurdles to overcome and each day I feel like I’m running 100 […]

My beautiful daughter’s prom

Last night was my beautiful daughter’s prom. It was tough. The kids all met at a friends house for a pre-prom party, so many Mums were there having their photographs […]