Grief, love and life after the loss of a partner

This is a practical post for those grieving the loss of a partner, reflecting on how to cope with some of the many adjustments to be made. We have a future to be reached step-by-step.

Workshops for those who are struggling with life following bereavement

I’ve often written about our successful ‘Living with Loss’ retreats we run. We are now offering another type of event – two-day workshops. We hope that the fact that these are day events rather than residential will make them more accessible to a greater number of people and less expensive to attend. In order to…

Bereaved by Suicide

This post is a follow on to the previous article on depression, treatment, and the depressed Christian. Celebrity deaths by suicide often precipitate another round of public discussion about depression, mental illness, and the importance of talking about our problems and not just keeping everything inside. There are other topics that come out too, such…

Childswickham, here we come

(Personal news and retreat updates) May seems to have flown by – but there’s quite a bit more to fit in yet . I’ve been running a course for a group of ladies at a local church, one morning a week. It has been a combination of a “Living with Loss” supportive event and a…

Sent into a tailspin, finding equilibrium: Coping with other people’s responses to our grief.

What words or actions by others have made your grief easier to bear? What words or actions – or inaction – by others have made things more difficult? – A reflection on finding our keep our equilibrium even in the midst of the storm of silly statements, insensitive questions, and thoughtless behaviour.