Archive of ‘Hugo’s Legacy’ category

Setting Intentions for 2018

Ah, New Year – that time when we look ahead to the new calendar and wonder what the next 12 months will bring. We make commitments to ourselves in the form of resolutions with the best of intentions – some realistic, some less so. I don’t believe in resolutions, preferring instead to set intentions. What’s […] Read more…

Looking Back at 2017: How Was it for Me?

With just a few days left of 2017 it’s a good time to reflect on the year…how has it gone, and what I have achieved? My word for 2017 was ‘Illuminate’ – I chose it because it is full of life, light, hope. It is also about enlightenment: knowledge, learning, connections, and empowerment. You can […] 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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