I’m Abi May and this is my blog.
This blog started as something quite personal, but it has evolved into a site that I hope will be a helpful resource for those who are struggling with grief and loss. Although my own journey in the dark valleys of bereavement have guided me here in the first place, this goes beyond my personal experience. It also reflects what I am learning as I work with and support others who are grieving, as well as other training and research.
I am an educator and an author, a retreat leader, a Christian and a doubly-bereaved mother. That means, both of my children died – Pax aged 3, in 1982, and Catherine, aged 30, in 2011. The focus of my working life now is supporting others who grieve. This blog is part of it, but there’s more:
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Here’s information about my Living with Loss project
You can subscribe to receive an email each time I post a new blog on A Valley Journal (see elsewhere on this page for the button to click). I try to post something weekly.
Follow me on Twitter: Living with Loss @with_loss
The Living with Loss Project is a member of the National Bereavement Alliance.
Thank you for your visit.
P.S. The pictures on this website are mostly my own. I hope you enjoy them!
I maintain the website alone and it would be very helpful if you could please let me know of any broken links or other mistakes. Thank you!
If you enjoy the style of this blog, you might like to buy my book A Valley Journal, in 2014. It’s not my own personal journal, but it’s been written to support others in their own journeys through the dark valley.
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