Sleep problems and grief

As difficult as it may be to sleep during the first shocking days since a bereavement, problems of disturbed sleep may carry on long through the months and years of grief. Not being able to fall asleep, not being able to stay sleep, having troubled sleep are not uncommon. It’s really important to find a…

Is your grief a muddy river?

What an unusual summer we’ve had. Weeks and weeks of hot, dry sunny weather, and now finally rain again. The temperature cooling off a bit has made it easier to walk, and I’ve been taking advantage of it when I can. It’s “me” time – putting into practice the advice that I emphasise in our…

Out of the depths

(A post from a Christian perspective.)  There is a lot in the Bible about joy. “The joy of the Lord is your strength”, “happy is the people whose God is the Lord”, and so on. Many churches today emphasise these “happy messages” and sometimes equate spirituality and faith with being happy and positive. But this…