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…

Memory treasures: Photos

Some of ideas for those living with loss, on the theme of “continuing bonds” It is now generally accepted amongst many professionals involved with grief support that maintaining a relationship – albeit changed – with the deceased loved one is an appropriate and healthy response to bereavement. I’ve written about this earlier, contrasting “continuing bonds”…

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…