Posts Tagged ‘loss’

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…

Thoughts About Acceptance

Acceptance is something I have thought about a great deal since Hugo died. It’s a concept I have only recently stopped raging against. Acceptance is often identified as the ‘final stage’ of grief in the well-intentioned Kubler Ross model. I thought ‘acceptance’ meant acknowledging that what happened to me, to Hugo, to my family was ok. […] Read more…

Things That Make Me Smile

This week has been pretty horrendous emotionally: triggers and a general feeling of melancholy conspired to give me a miserable few days. It was like I was transported back to the turmoil of several months ago: missing Hugo so desperately; remembering my own time in hospital, feeling utterly helpless. Trapped in my head, a vortex of […] Read more…

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