How grief can make you sick

The Old English word for grief, heartsarnes, literally means soreness of the heart. Heartache originates from the Old English heortece, originally used to refer to heart disease. From Understanding how Grief Weakens the Body The Oxford Handbook of Stress, Health and Coping describes the impact that bereavement can have on our physical health. The odds of a…

Trying something new

A personal reflection My daughter Catherine was learning to drive a little while before she passed away. I think it wasn’t always very wise, considering her mental health and the amount of prescribed medication she was taking, but at least she got behind the wheel of the car and gave it a go. I never…