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Learning to Breathe Again After The Death Of Your Child

Learning to Breathe Again After The Death Of Your Child

Grief Is As Unique As Fingerprints Your grief will never be the same as another person’s even if you’ve suffered the same event, like the death of your child. Just know, that what you are feeling right now is normal. Take life one second at a time, acknowledge your...

The Benefits Of Journalling Every Day

The Benefits Of Journalling Every Day

Have you ever thought about writing a journal? I’ve written a journal since I was 14 years old. My first journal had a lock on it, with the tiniest key to open it. I wrote everything in my diary. Things like what happened that day, what boys I liked, what music I...

Easter – The Season of Loss and Renewal

Easter – The Season of Loss and Renewal

Easter is celebrated all over the world by chocolate eggs and bunnies. For Christians the focus is on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and living in peace and love. For many people it’s all about family, Easter egg hunts, attending church and having fun but...

Another Mother’s Day Without Mum

Another Mother’s Day Without Mum

Mother's Day is coming up more quickly than I'd like it to. It brings up so many memories and emotions for me and is often a struggle to get through the day. Mum died on Christmas Day 2015, she was 85 years old. She had dementia and for a long time she didn’t know who...

11 Tips to Ease You Through Grieving Your Child’s Death

11 Tips to Ease You Through Grieving Your Child’s Death

I Was a Guest on Radio I was invited to be a guest on Talking Relationships on 2UE radio last night with David Prior and Melissa Ferrari. It’s a regular weekly show on Tuesday nights from 9pm to 11pm. They have interesting guests talking about anything to do with...

Meeting Great Therapists

Meeting Great Therapists

Importance of meeting therapists I love what I do and part of that is networking with other therapists. I like to find out what other therapists do and how they work, so I can refer clients to them. I want clients to have the best match with their therapist. I'm...

Dolls are Good for Kids: Whether they’re grieving or not

Dolls are Good for Kids: Whether they’re grieving or not

A common question I get asked by parents is, “When is my daughter too old to play with dolls?”Dolls are fabulous toys for both girls and boys, especially those going through grief. Dolls teach children so many things about life, emotions, love, loss and problem...

The Joy of Dementia

The Joy of Dementia

I’ve just had the most amazing conversation with my mum who has dementia.She usually doesn’t remember who I am. I’m usually the coffee lady, I love seeing that recognition expressed on her face. When she sees me she leaps out of her chair and always says, “It’s...

How sharing our baby loss story helps us move through grief.

How sharing our baby loss story helps us move through grief.

When I had my twin girls at 24 weeks gestation (1986), I had all manner of emotions flooding through me. I was happy that they were being born but terrified that they may not live. The day our girls were to be born, the midwife phoned around hospitals to see who had 2...

P.S. I Love You

P.S. I Love You

Spoiler alert-I may give away part of the plot to this fabulous film.I've just finished watching "P.S. I Love You", it's one of my favourite films. It's a lovely way to look at grief.I know it's too perfect but it beautifully illustrates the importance of surrounding...