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Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

My Thoughts Grief is the Thing with Feathers lives up to the reviews by The Times," Amazing and Unforgettable"; Guardian books of the year," Unlike anything I've read before"; Guardian, "Heartrending, blackly funny, deeply resonant!” Google Books wrote, it’s “…part...

Memories, Birthdays and Family

Memories, Birthdays and Family

Paws and presents, the perfect blend of family and pet birthdays Do you want to know something funny or is it just weird? I’ve always had pets born on the same day as members of my family. January 11th is my dad’s birthday and it’s also Kahlua’s birthday. Dad would...

Christmas isn’t for Everyone

Christmas isn’t for Everyone

Santa Clause is coming Well the days till Christmas are flying by. It feels like the days in December are shorter than any other month of the year and not everyone is happy and excited to celebrate Christmas. Some of us are grieving and it's difficult to go shopping...

Books to Start Conversations with Kids About Death

Books to Start Conversations with Kids About Death

5 Books for kids to help them grieve Helping kids understand death Kids need help to understand death because they know something's going on around them that they don't understand. Adults are acting weird around them and whispering. Someone is missing from the family...

The Story of My Husband’s Survival

The Story of My Husband’s Survival

World Heart Day The 29ᵗʰ of September is World Heart Day. According to the World Heart Federation 1 in 3 deaths occur prematurely in people under 70 years old. This year’s theme is," Use heart, know heart." They say that this is "because we love and protect what we...

RUOK? A National Day of Action

RUOK? A National Day of Action

Why we need to ask RUOK? How to ask? When to ask? Who to ask? and why do we have one day a year to ask RUOK? History of RUOK? Day In 1995 Barry Larkin died by suicide, he was dad to Gavin Larkin (the founder of RUOK? Day. This death devasted family and friends. Gavin...

Memories are Precious

Memories are Precious

The questions I want to ask my dad are a little left field but I didn't realise that I didn't know much about his childhood and life before Mum and Dad had children. This is what inspired me to start writing the questions. Things I want to know I wanted to ask him:...

Holograms, are they the Future of Grief?

Holograms, are they the Future of Grief?

Is this the future of grieving? Really! Is this the future of grieving? Quite a long time ago I saw segment on TV. about a person developing holograms so people could still have their loved one there after they died. At the time I thought it would harm the grieving...

Self-Care Recipe for You

Self-Care Recipe for You

Recently I've been thinking about all you beautiful humans out there who have had their lives turned upside down by grief and are suffering right now. I know there's many people out there who have had loved ones die, or have suffered a life altering illness and are...

You’re Not a Burden, You’re Grieving

You’re Not a Burden, You’re Grieving

One of the most frequent statements I hear from people is," I feel like a burden? Your world has been turned upside down. You're in a totally different world now, an unknown world, a world that you didn't ask to be in and have no idea what's going on. This world...

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