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The biggest obstacles we have to climb over are in our minds

I am a great believer in the power of The Universe to bring us what we need when we need it. Most of the epic things in my life began with a chance encounter, a coincidence or a whisper of … Continue reading

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Soon I’ll be 60 years old

Soon I’ll be 60 years old 4 marriages, one at 17, one for a green card, one for a baby and one mistake. 2 children conceived, one lived to 23, the other one didn’t make it out of the womb. … Continue reading

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Am I still a mother?

There’s a Facebook thing doing the rounds at the moment asking Mums to post pictures that show they are happy/proud to be a mother and then that person has to nominate three of her friends to do the same. This … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Toby

Dear Toby, Today is your 28th birthday, but to me you are forever frozen at 23. You lived for approximately 86,000 days and I cherished every one. Just recently I realised that it was all the ordinary days I miss … Continue reading

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Facing Christmas without a loved one, ten top tips

I first posted this blog when I was facing my first Christmas without Toby. I still think it is good advice so republish it every year. It starts around the beginning of November, maybe earlier. It is the same each … Continue reading

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Can saying F**K it really be therapy?

I have recently returned from a ‘F**k it retreat’ in Italy which is a cross between a holiday and a personal development experience. For six days I attended morning sessions on the roof terrace of a small hotel on a … Continue reading

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The power of a hug

Every morning I walk my little dog Elfie along the seafront at Newlyn Green. I used to do it at the same time every day when I was working, now I’m a student my times are more sporadic but it … Continue reading

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Beyond Surviving

I found this today and thought it was worth publishing to my followers. Especially useful for newly bereaved parents. Beyond Surviving: Suggestions for Survivors Iris M. Bolton 1. Know you can survive; you may not think so, but you can. … Continue reading

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What is grief?

Grief….I’ve read more about grief than I ever wanted to, and yet I still seen to be drawn towards it. I recently flicked through a supplement in The Times of the 50 best new books that you should read over … Continue reading

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Finding the healing

One of  the first thing I get asked by parents who have just lost their child to suicide is ‘How will I survive? There is no easy answer to this question. No formula, no prescription, no set of rules. Each person … Continue reading

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