Posts Tagged ‘trauma’

My Half-Year Evaluation: Have I Thrived?

Half-year Evaluation for Leigh Kendall Background At the end of 2014, Leigh reflected on the events of that year. She acknowledged that she had survived the worst thing imaginable – the death of her much-wanted, much-loved son, Hugo. You recognised that 2014 had shown you that the unexpected can happen, your dreams can be ripped to shreds. […] Read more…

Who Am I?

Who am I? It is not an obtuse question. Nor a trick one. Yes, I am Leigh. I am a woman. I am Hugo’s Mummy. I am a partner, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, friend. I am a writer, blogger, communications professional. But who am I? We all of us evolve through the course of our […] Read more…

What I Want The National Maternity Review Team to Know

The National Maternity Review is going to be assessing current maternity services, and consider how services across the country should change to meet the needs of women and babies. My son Hugo was born in February 2014 when I was just 24 weeks’ pregnant because I had the rare, life-threatening pregnancy complications HELLP syndrome and […] Read more…

Sunday Thought June 14, 2015: Post-Traumatic Growth

Sunday morning seems to be a good time for resonant posts to be shared on Facebook; posts that prompt lots of thought and make me a bit emotional. Last week was the video of Alison Cameron’s speech, and today it was this post about post-traumatic growth (PTG). To quote the article, PTG is “the phenomenon of […] Read more…

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