My Journey

Grief in Paradise

A number of people mentioned that they had missed reading my blog when I attended the UK Annual Gathering of The Compassionate Friends in early November. Hearing this, I resolved to try and write something again soon. I knew it would be beneficial. I have let many of the tools that I know help drift;… Continue reading Grief in Paradise

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My Journey

The Power of Gratitude

"When did you last write something for your blog?" Ralph asked me a couple of months or so ago. "It's been a while" I answered knowing that I hadn't written anything since just after Christmas last year. "Perhaps its run it's course" he had said, "perhaps you don't need to do it anymore", "No" I… Continue reading The Power of Gratitude

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The last of the firsts….

It's October 8th, the leaves are falling and all of the "firsts" have now been ticked off bar one, the anniversary of the balloon release I did with the children, her friends. One day in late October 2016 we released pink balloons in the park behind our house just a couple of weeks or so after the celebration of her… Continue reading The last of the firsts….

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Other People’s Pain, Other People’s Joy…….

On Thursday morning last week I woke up with an intense pain in my chest. It caused me to hug Phoebe's reindeer which I've taken to bed for comfort for months now, tighter, desperately wishing for the pain to subside. I knew I would have to take things slowly, breathe deeply and just accept that it wouldn't be possible to… Continue reading Other People’s Pain, Other People’s Joy…….