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Summer Style with SimplyBe

Ah, summer: it’s by far my favourite season. Long days, sunshine (sometimes!), and floaty dresses. Finding the perfect summer dress can feel a chore for me. Being blessed in the chest department can make summer dress shopping a challenge. I can’t be bothered with skimpy straps that mean I have to wear a strapless bra […] Read more…

Listening to Bereaved Parents: Launch of New Feedback Guidance

For too long, the voices of bereaved parents have been hidden, not sought, excluded. That changed on Thursday 22 June 2017, with the launch of new NHS guidelines for Gathering Feedback from Parents Following the Death of their Baby. It is no exaggeration to say that the launch was an historic event: bereaved parents are routinely […] Read more…

Crossing the Monkey Bars

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing the monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. C.S. Lewis When I first read this quote after Hugo’s death I imagined that letting go of the monkey bars would entail violent means. The bar I was clinging on to, […] Read more…

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