Posts Tagged ‘death’

EMDR Therapy, Survived

The cupboard door was opened. All of the contents, stuffed in the cupboard haphazardly and the door forced shut, tumbled on top of me. I felt suffocated, paralysed. But I emerged. I survived EMDR therapy. I survived EMDR therapy when at one point I thought it was making my symptoms worse, and that it was […] Read more…

I Thought We Had More Time

I thought we had more time. Precious photos, me posing proudly with my burgeoning bump. But those photos are too few: at 23 weeks, I thought we had more time. After diagnosis, in hospital, Hugo was not born that first night. More time granted. Precious time for my precious baby to grow, be strong. Transferred […] Read more…

Celebrities, Death, and Expressing Grief

David Bowie died yesterday. Being a popular icon for decades, many people – including me – expressed sadness about his passing. These days we live our lives on social media. We share the news not only of our own lives but of those in the public eye, too. Some are moderate in what we share, […] Read more…

Life After…The Death of My Dad

Welcome back to my Life After… series. The concept is my readers share their stories of life-changing experiences and as the title suggests what their life is like after, to give hope to others going through similar experiences. The stories that readers have already very generously shared have certainly resonated with many other readers – […] Read more…

Do We Remember Halloween is All About Death?

With Halloween being only a few days away, preparations are in full swing. Shops and social media feeds are full of are full of ghoulish food, costumes and decorations. A video about skeleton make-up (it was fabulous and very clever) that popped up on Instagram feed made me wonder: when we celebrate Halloween do we remember it’s all about death? While Halloween […] Read more…

Guest Post: Inspired Goodbyes

Talking about death, and how to talk to people who have been bereaved has been a point of interest for me since Hugo died. So many people just don’t know what to say or how to say it. It’s not their fault, and mostly people don’t intend to be rude or insensitive. It’s the way […] Read more…

Bereavement Cards To Support Other Broken-Hearted Parents

The post brought a proud but bittersweet moment yesterday: first sight of the bereavement cards I helped create with the unit where Hugo was cared for. The bereavement cards I designed for @StGeorgesTrust @FirstTouchNNU arrived today. Proud but bittersweet #HugosLegacy pic.twitter.com/0UXrlrZynl — Leigh Kendall (@leighakendall) September 7, 2015 Returning home the day after Hugo died […] Read more…

No Child Born To Die

The newspapers, and our social media timelines have recently been full with news of people (whom the media usually likes to call ‘migrants’) fleeing their homes in far-flung places, desperately seeking refuge in a country not ravaged by war. Most recently, we have been hearing about tragedies that have befallen Syria. We have been reading […] Read more…

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