Looking Up From a Place of Safety

Looking Up From a Place of Safety

Today Facebook reminded me of a jigsaw I completed three years ago. That simple image reminded me how very far I have come since my world imploded in August 2018. Three years ago I was alone, packing up my belongings to put in storage, after selling my home and...
And Yet

And Yet

So the huge loss is behind you, some more time has passed, and you have done all that you can to accept it, to work through it, the grief triggers are lessening, and yet…. And yet the reality for those who perhaps find themselves living alone for the first time in a...
What a week…

What a week…

Even as therapists we continue to work on ourselves, and as someone who deals with grief as part of my work I am perhaps more aware than some people of the longer term effects of loss.  Some losses cannot ever be totally cleared or fixed, they can only be carried...
Gone, but not forgotten

Gone, but not forgotten

Friday’s news that one of the greatest stalwarts of our nation ever HRH The Duke of Edinburgh had died peacefully at home has caused a wave of grief across the nation, and the hugest outpouring of love and sympathy for Her Majesty The Queen. Losing someone after 73...
A Matter of Movement

A Matter of Movement

Exercising is an important part of our day to day life, for all of us whatever our circumstances, situation, and lifestyle. It helps us to control our blood sugar levels, keeps our whole body active, our joints mobile, and refreshes our brain with endorphins after....
Poignant Memories

Poignant Memories

I bought my first bunch of daffodils of this year today. Impulsively added into my weekly shop to herald the fact that it is getting lighter and Spring will soon come. Just as I cut their stems and put them in the vase, and while turning the tap on, I had such vivid...