Next retreats: Hawick, Sussex, Devon

The next Living with Loss event open to all is a mid-week retreat in the Scottish countryside – Hawick in the borders, not far from Carlisle. Whitchester is a lovely quiet property with comfortable rooms, a great meeting room, an art room, a conservatory, and excellent home cooked meals with home-grown vegetables, set in glorious…

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…

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.