Tag Archives: coping with grief

Elation, Emotion and Realisation

Phew! What a long and challenging Easter holiday we have had. My youngest daughter has found the past two weeks quite difficult emotionally. We ended the school term with some very sad news about the death of one of our … Continue reading

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We Need to Care for our Parents

My parents are growing older, and I have friends who are grieving for the loss of their parents. Death is suddenly at the forefront of my mind, but not in a frightening way. It is something I must face up … Continue reading

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Lessons in Life and Death

This week we celebrate the festival of Samhain, or Halloween, as it is more commonly known. Associated with witches and pagans, Samhain is the season where the veil is thin. The world of Spirit and the world of the living … Continue reading

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Crystals and Sage

There is a lot of trauma happening in the world right now, and especially within my circle of family and friends. We are currently experiencing grief, anxiety, job insecurity and the daily struggle with chronic health conditions. Well, that last … Continue reading

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Shock and Sadness

Today I want to talk about grief. Perhaps it is because I am growing older, but death seems to be coming closer. I was very fortunate to have all four of my grandparents until my mid-thirties. I now have two … Continue reading

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I am Allowed to Feel my Feelings

Do you ever find yourself being grumpy or emotional or upset about something, and then mentally giving yourself a kick up the backside? Growing up I was taught to always be grateful for what I got. I was the child … Continue reading

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Remembering Manchester

It has been twelve months since the terrorist attack on Manchester, and that devastating event has never been far from my mind. While I was not directly affected in that I didn’t personally know anyone that attended the concert, I … Continue reading

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Reiki Healing and Bereavement

It has been a very challenging and emotional month. Not only did we enter 2018 with the usual societal fanfare of optimism, high hopes and big dreams, but in my family, we were coping with bereavement whilst preparing for a … Continue reading

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#365DaysofTarot – Making Sense of Manchester

Last week I turned to the Tarot for support in the wake of the attack on my beloved city. It might sound trite for me to talk about being upset about a bunch of people that I didn’t personally know, … Continue reading

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Losing a Family Pet

Today I am looking for a fresh start as we begin the working week full of optimism and high hopes. Last week was not the best for me, for various reasons. My pet turtle died, and I am grieving for … Continue reading

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