A light on the shadows of grief

A multi-coloured pen, a book, and an odd feeling of discomfort. … The shadows of grief that can dim our days, and thoughts on how to brighten them. 

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Grieving multiple losses

A post dedicated to those who might be feeling confused and even overwhelmed as they struggle to the navigate the journey through grief following multiple losses.   Recently I attended a general memorial service at a church. This was primarily for those who had lost a loved one in the past 2 years, although others…

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”…

Pax is 38 today! Happy Birthday!

Pax was born punctually on schedule on 3 January 1982 in Karachi, Pakistan (where I’d been teaching English with my first husband) Pax is 38 today. Hard to believe. I imagine he’s medium height, average build, still with that smile and somewhat cheeky eyes. But I don’t know for sure what an adult Pax looks like,…