I started this blog around the time I was getting ready for the first publication of my book “A Valley Journal” – and that’s almost 5 years which I find quite astonishing. Where has time gone?!
During this time I’ve published all sorts of posts. Primarily of course they were about my two children, Pax and Catherine. Along the way there were quite a few personal posts that were relevant to the moment, such as my journey through knee replacement and kidney surgeries and recoveries.
And then there are articles about aspects of grief such as how to survive it, coping with loss, “continuing bonds” of love, digital legacy, etc. Plus there have been articles on grief from a Christian perspective, and a few on supporting other people.
I like to imagine that this type of article might have some lasting usefulness – although it must be said that as time has passed, some of my views have evolved or expanded. Some might end up rewritten for the next book I’m planning.
But in the meantime, I thought it might be helpful to have a subject index, where anyone who visits the blog – new visitors or regular readers – can find some links to read more on a topic. Until now, it might have been challenging to find a particular subject as the titles of the blog posts are not always so clear.
I’m also putting a link to it on the front page.
Here’s the list of topics you’ll find there, along with links to the relevant articles.
Living with Loss: Finding the way through grief
- Life and survival strategies
- “Continuing Bonds” – Relationship through memory
- Coping with “Special Days” – Christmas, etc.
- Particular challenges
- Getting support when you’re grieving
- The forward view
Particular types of loss:
- Losing a child or children
- Losing a partner
- Sudden deaths, including by suicide
Christian perspectives on grief and loss
More to think about:
- Our unique experience of loss
- The emotional rollercoaster
- How long is this going to last?
On supporting people who are grieving