Another Valley: Cancer

(This is a faith – themed post) The day I drove to my daughter’s house, worried because she had not answered her phone, was the worst in my life. Standing in the garden at the side, in the shadow of the house, I was told by the police the most agonising, heartbreaking, painful words I…

Can grief make you sick? (research and commentary)

One doctor wrote an article: “How Grief can make you sick”  Delving further into the subject, I found that the Oxford Handbook of Stress, Health and Coping cites research indicating the impact that bereavement can have on our physical health. The odds of a new or worsened illness was estimated at 1.4 times the risk…