Plotting the future; priorities in a grief journey

Making up your own mind about what is important to you is one of the challenges of living with loss.

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Diamonds of memory

This is a sponsored guest post on the topic of continuing bonds. The authors are kindly giving us a donation that will help towards the Living with Loss Part 2 retreats that we are planning. People are now making diamonds from their deceased loved one or their own hair The ceremonies, rituals, and memorials surrounding…

2017 news and 2018 updates

(News and pix) And so it ends – another year, a mixed bag of joys and sorrows, challenges and monotony, highs and lows that make up daily life. It was a particularly full year for me. It started with a trip to Malta, then in the following months, while John visited his family in Australia,…

The poetry of grief

Grief, like the love that underlies it, is so often the inspiration for poems. Poetry is art in words. Just a few words can say so very much. Poetry may come from our own soul, or we might find someone else’s poem expresses our thoughts and feelings better than we can. I wrote a lot…