Death is like a conker

In explaining death to a child, euphemisms such as “they’re lost” or “they have gone to sleep for a very long time” can be unhelpful. A...

You are not alone...

The death of a precious baby is a time of intense anguish and sorrow. It is also a time when many parents tell us they feel very alone as...

Productive Rants

As I write, we only have small funerals with the dreaded social distancing. How do families decide who to invite? How do you cope with...

RIP Common Sense

Today I wrote an Obituary. "Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one...

The Bereaved Child

Supporting a bereaved younger child requires a very particular approach as they are often less able to understand or articulate ‘big...

All About Grief

What does grief feel like? These are just a few of the most common reactions bereaved people often have. They may experience many other...