Looking up from a place of safety.

Looking up from a place of safety.

Today Facebook reminded me of a jigsaw I completed three years ago. That simple image reminded me how very far I have come since my world imploded in August 2018. Three years ago I was alone, packing up my belongings to put in storage, after selling my home and...
The Season of Change

The Season of Change

So it’s autumn, and it’s usual to both notice and talk about the season of change as the leaves change colour and fall. Yet if we think about it change is a constant in our lives, and one we often fiercely resist. I could write at length about it, yet today I’m simply...
How are YOU today?

How are YOU today?

How are you feeling today?  Who admits to languishing? A recent article in the New York Times, by Alan Grant, referred to a state of mind called ‘languishing’. I absolutely love this term, it’s just so descriptive and feels so right.  Adam explained it as...
It’s been quite a week

It’s been quite a week

Even when we work as qualified therapists we continue to work on ourselves, and as someone who deals with grief as part of my work I am perhaps more aware than some people of the longer term effects of loss.  Some losses cannot ever be totally cleared or fixed, they...
Gone, but never forgotten

Gone, but never forgotten

Friday’s news that one of the greatest stalwarts of our nation ever HRH The Duke of Edinburgh had died peacefully at home has caused a wave of grief across the nation, and the hugest outpouring of love and sympathy for Her Majesty The Queen. Losing someone after 73...