The D Word.

Death wasn’t something we really talked about at home. In fact, if loss ever touched the lives of our family, we – as kids – were often shielded from the reality of death. I never even went to my grandfather’s funeral because I was offered the choice and...

15 Comforting Quotes About Death.

One thing's for sure, we all have to deal with loss and we're all going to die. As humans, we usually find this a tough thing to level with - physically, spiritually and emotionally. I don't have all the answers but it can never hurt to seek comfort in...

5 Tips to Get You on The Road Back to Yourself.

One day it just happens. One day you look in the mirror, and you don’t even recognise the person looking back at you. It happens gradually and sometimes without our knowledge. We lose sight of our true self because we’ve stopped doing those things that we...

Why ‘Letting it Go’ is BS.

If I had £1 for every time I’ve heard or even been told “let it go”, I’d be super rich. It just doesn’t sit well with me – especially when it comes to our grief journey. Why Not Let it Go? For starters, it always raises the question “how?...how the heck do...

Grief: The Domino Effect.

Have you ever seen one of those entertaining videos where somebody has spent literally hours setting up a world record of dominos to then watch them topple over? Each domino has been strategically placed so that it pushes over the next one just at the...

Pain is Inevitable. Suffering is Optional.

“Pain in life is inevitable, suffering is optional.” When I posted this on social media, I realised just how emotive a statement this can be. To me, it’s always made perfect sense and speaks to me of resilience, responsibility and personal choice during...

The Secret to Healthy Crying.

As somebody who’s done my fair share of crying over the years – crocodile tears and all – I feel that crying is a healthy release. I’ve also had a number of clients cry during coaching sessions and there’s one thing I never do – offer them a tissue (unless...

7 Ways to Embrace Spring Whilst Grieving.

Spring is an awesome time of year – signs of life are poking through the damp soil and there’s hints of colour glimmering in the occasional sunshine. I feel it’s impossible to ignore the re-birth that’s happening all around. It’s an interesting time in...

Is ‘Female Grief’ a Thing?

Do women grieve differently to men? The answer is ‘yes and no’. Not that I’m sitting on the fence with this one, but I believe it’s not actually a gender thing. It’s a responsiveness thing (and I’ll explain what I mean by this). No two people grieve the...