“I feel so alone in my grief.” – If this is you, read on…

“I didn’t know grief would be so lonely… I feel so alone in my grief.” – Is this something perhaps you have said or thought? If so, this article is for you. I hope you find it helpful. Life following bereavement can be more isolating and lonelier than many people expect. Here are a few…

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…

The defiant passion of the campaigning bereaved parent

As the parent of a child who died an avoidable death, we might be highly motivated to campaign for change. This is an appropriate way of honouring our child’s memory.
But we should be aware that the heights of passion and defiance that are energising us now will likely be followed by low times.
Whether we “succeed” or not in our campaign , ultimately we are faced with the sadness of our child’s absence. Finding how to live without them is the challenge we now face.